Heng Swee Keat to be promoted to Deputy Prime Minister

Mr Heng Swee Keat will be promoted to Deputy Prime Minister as the Prime Minister make the changes to his Cabinet with effect from 1 May 2019.

In a press released by the Prime Minister Office on Tuesday (22 April), it said that Mr Heng 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, it noted.

Meanwhile, Mr Teo Chee Hean and Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam will relinquish their appointments as Deputy Prime Ministers.

The Office stated that they will be appointed Senior Ministers and remain in Cabinet.

Mr Teo will continue as Coordinating Minister for National Security. While Mr Tharman will be re-designated as Coordinating Minister for Social Policies and he will continue to advise the Prime Minister on economic policies.

Below is the revised portfolios of the Cabinet members.

MINISTRYMINISTERMINISTER OF STATEPARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY
Prime Minister’s OfficeMr 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)

Mr Ng Chee Meng
(Minister, PMO)

Ms Indranee Rajah#
(Minister, PMO)

DefenceDr Ng Eng HenMr Heng Chee How
(Senior Minister of State)Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman#
(Senior Minister of State)
Home AffairsMr K Shanmugam#

Mrs Josephine Teo#@
(Second Minister)

Mr Amrin Amin#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)Ms Sun Xueling#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Foreign AffairsDr Vivian [email protected]Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman#
(Senior Minister of State)Mr Sam Tan#@
(Minister of State)
Dr Tan Wu Meng#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
FinanceMr Heng Swee Keat^#@

Mr Lawrence Wong#
(Second Minister)

Ms Indranee Rajah#
(Second Minister)

LawMr K Shanmugam#Mr Edwin Tong#
(Senior Minister of State)
TransportMr 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 DevelopmentMr Lawrence Wong#

Mr Desmond Lee#@
(Second Minister)

Mr Zaqy Mohamad#
(Minister of State)
Ms Sun Xueling#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Environment and Water ResourcesMr Masagos [email protected]Dr Amy Khor#
(Senior Minister of State)
Trade and IndustryMr Chan Chun [email protected]

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)
ManpowerMrs Josephine Teo#@Mr Zaqy Mohamad#
(Minister of State)
Ms Low Yen Ling#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
EducationMr 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 InformationMr S Iswaran#@Ms Sim Ann#
(Senior Minister of State)Dr Janil Puthucheary#@
(Senior Minister of State)
HealthMr Gan Kim [email protected]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 DevelopmentMr Desmond Lee#@Mr Sam Tan#@
(Minister of State)
A/P Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim#
(Senior Parliamentary Secretary)
Culture, Community and YouthMs Grace Fu Hai [email protected]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

Note:

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