Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY; Malay: Kementerian Kebudayaan, Masyarakat dan Belia; Chinese: 文化、社区及青年部; Tamil: கலாசார, சமூக, இளையர்துறை அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for the formulation and implementation of policies related to the arts, sports, youth and community in Singapore.

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
Agency overview
Formed1 November 2012; 11 years ago (2012-11-01)
Preceding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
HeadquartersOld Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street, #01-01A, Singapore 179369
MottoTogether, Let's Build a Singapore That We Can Call Home
Employees5,242 (2018)[1]
Annual budgetIncrease S$2.07 billion (2019)[1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Tan Gee Keow,
    Permanent Secretary
  • Dr Ang Hak Seng,
    Deputy Secretary
  • Rosa Daniel,
    Deputy Secretary (Culture)
  • Ong Wee Kiat, Phillip,
    Deputy Secretary (Community, Youth and Sports)
Child agencies

History edit

The MCCY was formed on 1 November 2012 as part of a structural reform by the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS). The MCYS became the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and transferred several of its portfolios, such as Youth Development and Sports to MCCY.[2]

In 2022, the Ministry appointed members of the first disciplinary panel to handle moderate to severe cases of misconduct for member organisations under the Safe Sport Programme.[3]

Statutory Boards edit

  • Hindu Endowments Board
  • Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura
  • National Arts Council
  • National Heritage Board
  • National Youth Council
  • People's Association
  • Sport Singapore
  • School of the Arts
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • National Gallery Singapore
  • Singapore Sports School
  • The Esplanade

Ministers edit

The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, who is appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore. The incumbent minister is MP for Marine Parade GRC Edwin Tong from the People's Action Party.

Portrait Name
Took office Left office Party Cabinet
  Lawrence Wong
MP for West Coast GRC
(born 1972)
Interim until 30 April 2014
1 November
30 September
  Grace Fu[4]
MP for Yuhua SMC
(born 1964)
1 October
26 July
  Edwin Tong[5]
MP for Marine Parade GRC
(born 1969)
27 July
Incumbent PAP Lee H. V

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Singapore Budget" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Restructuring of MCYS and MICA and establishment of new Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)". PMO. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ Auto, Hermes (9 September 2022). "Athletes, coaches and lawyers for Safe Sport Commission's first disciplinary panel | The Straits Times".
  4. ^ Ong, Justin (28 September 2015). "Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces Singapore's new Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  5. ^ Mahmud, Aqil Haziq (25 July 2020). "PM Lee announces new Cabinet; 6 office holders promoted, 3 retirements". CNA. Archived from the original on 25 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.

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