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Heng Swee Keat promoted as Deputy Prime Minister from May Day

In addition, Mr Teo Chee Hean and Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam will relinquish their appointments as Deputy Prime Ministers and they will be appointed Senior Ministers and remain in Cabinet

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The Prime Minister’s Office announced that Mr Heng Swee Keat will be promoted to Deputy Prime Minister with effect from 1 May 2019. He will remain as Minister for Finance, and continue chairing the Future Economy Council and National Research Foundation. He will be appointed Acting Prime Minister in the Prime Minister’s absence.

Aside from Mr Heng, the following changes to the Cabinet was announced by the Prime Minister:

Mr Teo Chee Hean and Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam will relinquish their appointments as Deputy Prime Ministers. They will be appointed Senior Ministers and remain in Cabinet. Mr Teo will continue as Coordinating Minister for National Security. Mr Tharman will be re-designated as Coordinating Minister for Social Policies. He will continue to advise the Prime Minister on economic policies.

CABINET AND OTHER OFFICE HOLDERS (1 May 2019)

MINISTRY MINISTER MINISTER OF STATE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY
Prime Minister’s Office Mr Lee Hsien Loong
(Prime Minister)Mr Teo Chee Hean*@
(Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security)Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam*@
(Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies)Mr Heng Swee Keat^#@
(Deputy Prime Minister)Mr Khaw Boon Wan#
(Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure)

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Mr Ng Chee Meng
(Minister, PMO)

Ms Indranee Rajah#
(Minister, PMO)

Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen Mr Heng Chee How
(Senior Minister of State)Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman#
(Senior Minister of State)
Home Affairs Mr K Shanmugam#

Mrs Josephine Teo#@
(Second Minister)

Mr Amrin Amin#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)Ms Sun Xueling#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan@ Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman#
(Senior Minister of State)Mr Sam Tan#@
(Minister of State)
Dr Tan Wu Meng#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat^#@

Mr Lawrence Wong#
(Second Minister)

Ms Indranee Rajah#
(Second Minister)

Law Mr K Shanmugam# Mr Edwin Tong#
(Senior Minister of State)
Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan# Dr Lam Pin Min#
(Senior Minister of State)Dr Janil Puthucheary#@
(Senior Minister of State)
Mr Baey Yam Keng#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
National Development Mr Lawrence Wong#

Mr Desmond Lee#@
(Second Minister)

Mr Zaqy Mohamad#
(Minister of State)
Ms Sun Xueling#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Environment and Water Resources Mr Masagos Zulkifli@ Dr Amy Khor#
(Senior Minister of State)
Trade and Industry Mr Chan Chun Sing@

Mr S Iswaran#@
(Minister‐in‐charge of Trade Relations)

Mr Chee Hong Tat#
(Senior Minister of State)Dr Koh Poh Koon
(Senior Minister of State)
Dr Tan Wu Meng#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Manpower Mrs Josephine Teo#@ Mr Zaqy Mohamad#
(Minister of State)
Ms Low Yen Ling#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Education Mr Ong Ye Kung

Ms Indranee Rajah#
(Second Minister)

Mr Chee Hong Tat#
(Senior Minister of State)
A/P Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)Ms Low Yen Ling#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Communications and Information Mr S Iswaran#@ Ms Sim Ann#
(Senior Minister of State)Dr Janil Puthucheary#@
(Senior Minister of State)
Health Mr Gan Kim Yong@ Dr Amy Khor#
(Senior Minister of State)Dr Lam Pin Min#
(Senior Minister of State)Mr Edwin Tong#
(Senior Minister of State)
Mr Amrin Amin#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Social and Family Development Mr Desmond Lee#@ Mr Sam Tan#@
(Minister of State)
A/P Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Culture, Community and Youth Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien@ Ms Sim Ann#
(Senior Minister of State)
Mr Baey Yam Keng#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)

 

MAYORS
North East District

South East District

North West District

South West District

Central Singapore District

Mr Desmond Choo

Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman#

Dr Teo Ho Pin

Ms Low Yen Ling (Coordinator)#

Ms Denise Phua

^ Promotion
* Change of Appointment
# Concurrent Appointment
@ Concurrent Responsibility

@ Concurrent responsibilities of Appointment Holders:

Mr Teo Chee Hean – Strategy Group, Smart Nation and Digital Government Group, National Security Coordination Secretariat, National Population and Talent Division, National Climate Change Secretariat
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Monetary Authority of Singapore. Productivity Fund Administration Board matters (assisting PM)
Mr Heng Swee Keat – Future Economy Council. National Research Foundation matters (assisting PM)
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan – Smart Nation
Mr Gan Kim Yong – Aging issues
Mr S Iswaran – Cyber Security
Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien – Municipal Services Office
Mr Chan Chun Sing – People’s Association, Public Service Division
Mr Masagos Zulkifli – Muslim affairs
Mrs Josephine Teo – Population matters (assisting Mr Teo Chee Hean)
Mr Desmond Lee – CDC matters (assisting Mr Chan Chun Sing)
Dr Janil Puthucheary – GovTech
Mr Sam Tan – REACH

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