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Desmond Lee (Singaporean politician)

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Desmond Lee Ti-Seng (Chinese: 李智陞; pinyin: Lǐ Zhīshēng; born 15 July 1976) is a politician and lawyer from Singapore. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is currently the Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister in the Ministry of National Development.

Desmond Lee Ti-Seng
李智陞
Desmond Lee at Bukit Brown Cemetery, Singapore - 20171118.jpg
Desmond Lee in November 2017
Minister for Social and Family Development
Assumed office
11 September 2017
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Preceded by Tan Chuan-Jin
Minister in Prime Minister's Office
In office
1 May 2017 – 11 September 2017
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Second Minister for National Development
Assumed office
1 May 2017
Minister Lawrence Wong
Second Minister for Home Affairs
In office
1 May 2017 – 11 September 2017
Minister K. Shanmugam
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development
In office
7 May 2011 – 30 April 2017
Member of Parliament
for Jurong GRC - (Jurong Spring)
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Preceded by New seat
Personal details
Born (1976-07-15) July 15, 1976 (age 41)
Citizenship Singapore
Political party People's Action Party (2011)
Parents Lee Yock Suan
Education Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
Raffles Institution
Raffles Junior College
Alma mater National University of Singapore
Oxford University
Profession

Lawyer

Politician

He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Jurong Group Representation Constituency since 2011.

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CareerEdit

After graduating from the National University of Singapore in 2001, Lee, served as a law clerk to a Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore, before being appointed a Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney-General's Chambers.

From 2005 to 2009, Lee served as Deputy Director of the Legal Branch at Singapore's Ministry of Health. He transferred to the Ministry of Law, where he served as Deputy Director of the Legal Policy Division until 2011.

In March 2011, Lee joined Temasek Holdings as an Associate Director in the Legal and Regulations Department.[1]

Political careerEdit

At the 2011 general election, Lee stood as a PAP candidate in the Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC). The PAP's team of five candidates in the GRC was elected, defeating the team from the National Solidarity Party by 76,595 votes (66.96%) to 37,786 (33.07%).

Following his election to Parliament, Lee served as a member of the Government Parliamentary Committees for Culture, Community and Youth, Home Affairs and Law, and Social and Family Development.

On 1 September 2013, Lee was appointed Minister of State for National Development.[2]

At the 2015 general election, Lee was re-elected as an MP for Jurong GRC. The PAP team in the GRC won 79.3% of the votes cast. Following the election, Lee was appointed Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Development. He was also appointed the Deputy Leader of the House in the Singapore Parliament.

On 11 September 2017, Lee relinquished his role as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister in the Ministry of Home Affairs. He was appointed to the role of Minister for Social and Family Development.[3]

EducationEdit

Lee had his early education at Anglo-Chinese Junior School, Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College, before going on to complete a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at the National University of Singapore in 2001. In 2005, he completed a Bachelor of Civil Law degree at University of Oxford[4]

Personal life and familyEdit

Lee was born in Singapore in 1976 and is married with three children.

He is the son of Lee Yock Suan,[5] who served in the Cabinet from 1987 to 2004 and was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 2006.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MP Profile – Desmond Lee Ti-Seng, pap.org.sg, retrieved 4 August 2013.
  2. ^ PM Lee reinforces team as governance becomes "more complicated", channelnewsasia.com, 28 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Desmond Lee: Youngest minister in current Cabinet to helm his first ministry". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Parliament of Singapore, Desmond Lee". Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Yes to evolution, no to revolution, My Paper, 24 March 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Tan Chuan-Jin
Minister for Social and Family Development
2017-present
Incumbent