Press Statement from the Prime Minister on Changes to Cabinet and Other Appointments

8 April 2015

 

The Prime Minister will make several changes to his Cabinet and other political appointments and promote an office holder. PDF icon Annex A.pdf gives the new portfolios of the Cabinet members and other office changes.  These changes are part of continuing leadership renewal and are summarised below. 

Promotion to Minister

Mr Masagos Zulkifli will be promoted to full Minister with effect from 9 April 2015.  He will be appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and will continue in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Second Minister in both ministries.

Appointment of Ministers

Mr Chan Chun Sing will be appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. He will relinquish his appointments as Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Defence with effect from 9 April 2015. 

Mr Lim Swee Say will be appointed Minister for Manpower and will relinquish his appointment as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office on 4 May 2015.

Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, currently Minister for Manpower, will be appointed Minister for Social and Family Development on 9 April 2015.  He will hold both portfolios until he relinquishes his appointment as Minister for Manpower on 4 May 2015.

Mr Lui Tuck Yew will be appointed Second Minister for Defence with effect from 9 April 2015.  He will continue as Minister for Transport.

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PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

SINGAPORE

8 APRIL 2015

 

Annex A

Prime Minister’s Office

Mr Lee Hsien Loong (Prime Minister)

Mr Teo Chee Hean (DPM and Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs) #@

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam (DPM and Minister for Finance) #@

Mr Lim Swee Say (Minister, PMO until 3 May 2015)*@

Mr S Iswaran (Minister, PMO, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry) #

Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien (Minister, PMO, Minister i/c of MSO, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs) #@

Mr Chan Chun Sing (Minister, PMO) *

Mr Masagos Zulkifli (Minister, PMO, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs) ^#

Mr Heng Chee How (Senior Minister of State, PMO)

Mr Sam Tan  (Minister of State, PMO) #

Ministry of Communications and Information

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (Minister) @

Lawrence Wong (Second Minister) #

Ms Sim Ann (Minister of State) #

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Mr Lawrence Wong (Minister) #

Mr Sam Tan (Minister of State)  

Ms Low Yen Ling (Parliamentary Secretary) #

Ministry of Defence

Dr Ng Eng Hen (Minister)

Mr Lui Tuck Yew (Second Minister) *#

Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman (Minister of State) #

Ministry of Education

Mr Heng Swee Keat (Minister)

Ms Indranee Rajah (Senior Minister of State) #

Ms Sim Ann (Minister of State)

Mr Hawazi Daipi (Senior Parliamentary Secretary) #

Ministry Of The Environment And Water Resources

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan (Minister) #@

Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien (Second Minister) #@

Ministry of Finance

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance) #@

Mrs Josephine Teo (Senior Minister of State) #

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr K Shanmugam (Minister) #

Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien (Second Minister) #@

Mr Masagos Zulkifli (Second Minister) ^# 

Ministry of Health

Mr Gan Kim Yong (Minister) @

Dr Amy Khor Lean Suan (Senior Minister of State) #

Dr Lam Pin Min (Minister of State)

A/P Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim (Parliamentary Secretary) #

Ministry of Home Affairs

Mr Teo Chee Hean (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs) #@

Mr S Iswaran (Second Minister)

Mr Masagos Zulkifli (Second Minister) ^# 

Ministry of Law

Mr K Shanmugam (Minister) #

Ms Indranee Rajah (Senior Minister of State) #

Ministry of Manpower

Mr Tan Chuan-Jin (Minister until 3 May 2015) #

Mr Lim Swee Say (Minister wef 4 May 2015) *@

Dr Amy Khor Lean Suan (Senior Minister of State) #

Mr Hawazi Daipi (Senior Parliamentary Secretary) #

Ministry of National Development

Mr Khaw Boon Wan (Minister)

Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien (Minister in charge of MSO) #@

Mr Lee Yi Shyan (Senior Minister of State) #

Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman (Minister of State) #

Mr Desmond Lee (Minister of State)

Ministry of Social and Family Development

Mr Tan Chuan-Jin (Minister) *#@

Ms Low Yen Ling (Parliamentary Secretary) #

Ministry of Trade and Industry

Mr Lim Hng Kiang (Minister)

Mr S Iswaran (Second Minister) #+

Mr Lee Yi Shyan (Senior Minister of State) #

Mr Teo Ser Luck (Minister of State) #

Ministry of Transport

Mr Lui Tuck Yew (Minister) #

Mrs Josephine Teo (Senior Minister of State) #

A/P Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim (Parliamentary Secretary) #

Mayors

Mr Teo Ser Luck (North East CDC) #

Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman (South East CDC) #

Dr Teo Ho Pin (North West CDC)

Ms Low Yen Ling (South West CDC) #

Ms Denise Phua (Central Singapore CDC)

^ Promotion

* Change of appointment

# Concurrent appointment

@ Additional responsibilities of Appointment Holders:

Mr Teo Chee Hean – Public Service Division, National Security Coordination Secretariat, National Population and Talent Division and National Climate Change Secretariat. Also assists PM in National Research Foundation matters

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Monetary Authority of Singapore. Also assists PM in Productivity Fund Administration Board matters

Mr Lim Swee Say – People’s Association

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim – Muslim Affairs and Cyber security

Mr Gan Kim Yong – Ageing Issues

Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien – Population Matters (assisting DPM Teo Chee Hean)

Mr Tan Chuan-Jin – CDC Matters (assisting Mr Lim Swee Say)

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan –  Smart Nation Project Office

+Explicit responsibilities assigned within Ministry of Trade and Industry

Mr S Iswaran – Agency for Science Technology and Research, Energy Market Authority, Hotel Licensing Board, Singapore Tourism Board and Sentosa Development Corporation

All changes are as of 9 April 2015 unless stated otherwise.