First Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet

The first Cabinet of Singapore, was led by Lee Kuan Yew, who was elected as prime minister.[1] It was formed on 5 June 1959, after securing a landslide victory in the 1959 general election.

First Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet
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1st Cabinet of Singapore
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Date formed5 June 1959
Date dissolved18 October 1963
People and organisations
Head of stateSir William Goode (until 3 December 1959)
Yusof bin Ishak (from 3 December 1959)
Head of governmentLee Kuan Yew
Deputy head of governmentToh Chin Chye
Member partyPeople's Action Party
Status in legislatureSupermajority
43 / 51
Opposition partySingapore People's Alliance (SPA)
Opposition leaderLim Yew Hock (SPA)
History
Election(s)1959
Legislature term(s)3rd Legislative Assembly
PredecessorLim Yew Hock Cabinet
SuccessorII Lee Kuan Yew

A minor cabinet reshuffle was made on 24 September 1961.

List of MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Political party Term start Term end
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew   People's Action Party 5 June 1959 18 October 1963
Deputy Prime Minister Toh Chin Chye   People's Action Party 5 June 1959 18 October 1963
Minister for Home Affairs Ong Pang Boon   People's Action Party 5 June 1959 18 October 1963
Minister for Finance Goh Keng Swee   People's Action Party 5 June 1959 18 October 1963
Minister for Law K.M. Byrne   People's Action Party 5 June 1959 18 October 1963
Minister for Labour K.M. Byrne   People's Action Party 5 June 1959 24 September 1961
Ahmad Ibrahim   People's Action Party 24 September 1961 21 August 1962
Ong Pang Boon (acting)   People's Action Party 21 August 1962 18 October 1963
Minister for National Development Ong Eng Guan   People's Action Party 5 June 1959 20 June 1960
Toh Chin Chye (acting)[2]   People's Action Party 20 June 1960 25 August 1960
Tan Kia Gan   People's Action Party 25 August 1960 18 October 1963
Minister for Health Ahmad Ibrahim   People's Action Party 5 June 1959 24 September 1961
K.M. Byrne   People's Action Party 24 September 1961 18 October 1963
Minister for Education Yong Nyuk Lin   People's Action Party 5 June 1959 18 October 1963
Minister for Culture S. Rajaratnam   People's Action Party 5 June 1959 18 October 1963
Sources:[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lee Kuan Yew elected as Prime Minister of Singapore". AsiaOne. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Ong's expulsion". The Straits Times. Singapore. 22 June 1960. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Singapore's first Cabinet". The Straits Times. Singapore. 5 June 1959. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Singapore's first Cabinet Reshuffle". The Straits Times. Singapore. 24 September 1961. Retrieved 2 May 2013.