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 Trade and Industry (Trade)
Mr Lim Hng Kiang, MP
Minister for Manpower
Mr Lim Swee Say, MP
Minister for Communications and Information & Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs
Assoc Prof Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, 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 Trade and Industry (Industry)
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, Prime Minister's Office & Government Whip
Mr Chan Chun Sing, MP
Minister for National Development & Second Minister for Finance
Mr Lawrence Wong, MP
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad, MP
Minister for Education (Schools) & Second Minister for Transport
Mr Ng Chee Meng, MP
Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) & Second Minister for Defence
Mr Ong Ye Kung, MP
Minister, Prime Minister's Office & Second 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