Reshufflement of Singapore Cabinet

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May 18, 2011 by alansoh79

Given the recent “shocking” polling results of the Singapore Parliamentary Elections 2011 and perhaps, after doing a post-election review, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has just announced his much-anticipated new Cabinet line-up in a press conference held today.

It is a brand new re-shufflement of the Singapore Cabinet. 11 of the 14 ministries will have a new minister in charge. The new Cabinet will see 9 ministers stepping down from the previous team.

According to PM Lee, he said this will be a fresh team that will look at the future with a clean slate.
New appointments will take effect this Saturday 21 May 2011.

Here’s the full list:

PM Lee will have 2 Deputy Prime Ministers assisting him – 1) current Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean, of whom also will be the Home Affairs Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security, and 2) Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam who will retain his Finance portfolio and also be Manpower Minister.

Newly elected MP Mr Heng Swee Keat – Minister for Education.

Newly elected MP, Major-General Chan Chun Sing  – Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports as well as Minister of State for Information, Communication and the Arts.

K Shanmugam – Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs.

Khaw Boon Wan – Minister for National Development.

Gan Kim Yong – Minister for Health.

Yaacob Ibrahim – Minister for Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts.

Lui Tuck Yew – Minister for Transport, and 2nd Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Vivian Balakrishnan  – Minister for Environment and Water Resources.

Ng Eng Hen – Minister for Defence.

Lim Hng Kiang – stay put as Minister for Trade and Industry.

Lim Swee Say – stay put as Minister in Prime Minister’s Office.

S Iswaran – Minister in Prime Minister’s Office and 2nd Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry.

Grace Fu – Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts and Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.

Heng Chee How – Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office

Halimah Yacob – Minister of State for Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.

Josephine Teo – Minister of State for Finance and Transport.

Newly elected MP Brigadier General Tan Chuan Jin – Minister of State for National Development and Manpower

Newly elected MP Lawrence Wong – Minister of State for Defence and Education

Amy Khor – Minister of State for Health.

Teo Ser Luck – Minister of State for Trade and Industry.

Lee Yi Shyan – Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development.

Masagos Zulkifli Minister – Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs.

Other secondary appointments:

Finance Minister Tharman – Chairman, Monetary Authority of Singapore

PM Lee – Chairman, GIC.


What an unexpected new line-up of Singapore Cabinet Ministers, isn’t it?

As a Singaporean, I hope it brings a bigger new change to Singapore, to propel our nation to scale greater heights for the next 5 years and beyond. 🙂

Oh yes, last but not least, not to forget this:

  • Wong Kan Seng, Mah Bow Tan and Raymond Lim to step down from Cabinet, along together with SM Goh Chok Tong and MM Lee Kuan Yew.

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