The Cabinet

The Constitution provides for the organs of state, namely, the Executive (Cabinet), the Legislature and the Judiciary. The President, as the Head of State, appoints the Prime Minister and the other Cabinet members from among the elected Members of Parliament.


The President as a Head of State appoints the Prime Minister, a Member of Parliament who commands a confidence of the majority of the MPs. Members of Cabinet are appointed from among the MPs by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.


The Prime Minister leads the Cabinet in the administration of the Government. The Cabinet is responsible for all Government policies and the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the State. It is responsible collectively to Parliament.

The Cabinet comprises:

Prime Minister
Mr Lee Hsien Loong, MP
Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security
Mr Teo Chee Hean, MP
Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, MP
Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure & Minister for Transport
Mr Khaw Boon Wan, MP
Minister for Defence
Dr Ng Eng Hen, MP
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, MP
Minister for Home Affairs & Minister for Law
Mr K Shanmugam, MP
Minister for Health
Mr Gan Kim Yong, MP
Minister for Communications and Information & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations
Mr S Iswaran, MP
Minister for Finance
Mr Heng Swee Keat, MP
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Leader of the House
Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien, MP
Minister for Trade and Industry
Mr Chan Chun Sing, MP
Minister for National Development & Second Minister for Finance
Mr Lawrence Wong, MP
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources & Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs
Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad, MP
Minister, Prime Minister's Office
Mr Ng Chee Meng, MP
Minister for Education
Mr Ong Ye Kung, MP
Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affairs
Mrs Josephine Teo, MP
Minister for Social and Family Development & Second Minister for National Development & Deputy Leader of the House
Mr Desmond Lee, MP
Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Education
Ms Indranee Rajah, MP