First Lee Hsien Loong Cabinet

The First Cabinet of Lee Hsien Loong of the Government of Singapore was sworn into office on 12 Aug 2004.

First Lee Hsien Loong Cabinet
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13th Cabinet of Singapore
2004—2006
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Date formed12 August 2004
Date dissolved29 May 2006
People and organisations
Head of stateS.R. Nathan
Head of governmentLee Hsien Loong
Member partyPeople's Action Party
Status in legislatureSupermajority
82 / 94
Opposition partyWorkers' Party (WP)
Opposition leaderLow Thia Khiang (WP)
History
Legislature term(s)10th Parliament of Singapore
PredecessorFourth Goh Chok Tong Cabinet
SuccessorSecond Lee Hsien Loong Cabinet

The swearing-in ceremony was held outdoors on the Istana grounds—instead of City Hall where his two predecessors Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong held their ceremonies— in order to accommodate 1,400 invited guests representing different demographics of the population.[1] S. Jayakumar was elevated to Deputy Prime Minister, while Tony Tan retained his DPM position — a post he held since his return to Cabinet in 1995.[2] Lee Hsien Loong retained his Finance Minister post held since 2001.[2]

Lee's immediate predecessor, Goh Chok Tong, was named Senior Minister, and ranked second in order of precedence.[2] Goh's predecessor, Lee Kuan Yew, who was the nation's first prime minister and Lee Hsien Loong's father, was subsequently named Minister Mentor.[2]

CabinetEdit

Portfolio Minister Political party Term start Term end
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Deputy Prime Minister S. Jayakumar   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Coordinating Minister for Security and Defence Tony Tan   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 31 August 2005
Coordinating Minister for National Security S. Jayakumar   People's Action Party 1 September 2005 29 May 2006
Minister Lim Boon Heng   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Minister Lim Swee Say   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Minister Raymond Lim   People's Action Party 1 April 2005 29 May 2006
Ministry of Finance
Minister for Finance Lee Hsien Loong   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Second Minister for Finance Raymond Lim (acting)   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 31 March 2005
Raymond Lim   People's Action Party 1 April 2005 29 May 2006
Ministry of Law
Minister for Law S. Jayakumar   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Ministry of Home Affairs
Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Ministry of Transport
Minister for Transport Yeo Cheow Tong   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts
Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Lee Boon Yang   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Ministry of National Development
Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Second Minister for National Development Lim Swee Say   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Ministry of Defence
Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Second Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen   People's Action Party 1 July 2005 29 May 2006
Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Yaacob Ibrahim   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Ministry of Health
Minister for Health Khaw Boon Wan   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Ministry of Education
Minister for Education Tharman Shanmugaratnam   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Second Minister for Education Ng Eng Hen   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 30 June 2005
Ministry of Manpower
Minister for Manpower Ng Eng Hen   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 29 May 2006
Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports
Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan (acting)   People's Action Party 12 August 2004 31 March 2005
Vivian Balakrishnan   People's Action Party 1 April 2005 29 May 2006
Sources:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lee Hsien Loong becomes prime minister of Singapore - Singapore History". eresources.nlb.gov.sg.
  2. ^ a b c d Chua, Mui Hoong (11 August 2004). "Mr Lee names his Cabinet". The Straits Times.
  3. ^ "Press Statement by Mr Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister Designate on New Appointments" (PDF). National Archives of Singapore. 10 August 2004.