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, Minister for Finance & Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies
Mr Heng Swee Keat. MP
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security
Mr Teo Chee Hean, MP
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, 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 Sustainability and the Environment
Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien, MP
Minister for Trade and Industry
Mr Chan Chun Sing, MP
Minister for Education & Second Minister for Finance
Mr Lawrence Wong, MP
Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for Health & Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs
Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad, MP
Minister for Transport
Mr Ong Ye Kung, MP
Minister for National Development, Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration
Mr Desmond Lee, MP
Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affairs
Mrs Josephine Teo, MP
Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance, Second Minister for National Development & Leader of the House
Ms Indranee Rajah, MP
Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Foreign Affairs & Second Minister for Education
Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, MP
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law
Mr Edwin Tong Chun Fai, MP
Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Trade and Industry & Second Minister for Manpower
Dr Tan See Leng, MP