Wednesday, May 18, 2011
PM Lee announces new Cabinet
PM Lee announces new Cabinet today
PM Lee Hsien Loong announced his new Cabinet in a press conference today. 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.
K Shanmugam is named foreign minister but will retain his portfolio as Law Minister.
Three full ministers will be retiring from Cabinet - DPM Wong Kan Seng, National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan and Transport Minister Raymond Lim.
The second Deputy Prime Minister is Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam who will also be the Finance Minister and Manpower Minister.
Two newly-elected MPs have also been appointed ministers - Heng Swee Keat is named Education Minister, while Major-General Chan Chun Sing will be Acting Minister for Information Communications and the Arts.
Prime Minister: Lee Hsien Loong
Deputy Prime Ministers:
1. Teo Chee Hean
2. Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Finance Minister: Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Defence Minister: Ng Eng Hen
Foreign Minister: K Shanmugam
Home Affairs Minister: Teo Chee Hean
Law Minister: K Shanmugam
Health Minister: Gan Kim Yong
National Development Minister: Khaw Boon Wan
Manpower Minister: Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Information, Communication and Arts Minister: Yaacob Ibrahim
Transport Minister: Lui Tuck Yew
Education Minister: Heng Swee Kiat
Community Development, Youth and Sports (Acting) Minister: Chan Chun Sing
Environment and Water Resource Minister: Dr Vivian Balakrishnan
Trade and Industry Minister: Lim Hng Kiang
Ministers in Prime Minister’s Office:
1. Lim Swee Say
2. S Iswaran
Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts and Ministry of Environment and Water Resources: Grace Fu
Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office: Heng Chee How
Minister of State for Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports: Halimah Yacob
Minister of State for Finance and Transport: Josephine Teo
Minister of State for National Development and Manpower: Tan Chuan Jin
Minister of State for Defence and Education: Lawrence Wong
Minister of State for Health: Amy Khor
Minister of State for Trade and Industry: Teo Ser Luck
Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development: Lee Yi Shyan
Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs: Masagos Zulkifli
Emeritus Senior Minister: Goh Chok Tong
Retiring ministers: Wong Kan Seng, Mah Bow Tan, Raymond Lim, George Yeo, Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong