Second Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet

The Second Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet was the Cabinet of Singapore from 19 October 1963 to 15 April 1968.

Second Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet
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2nd Cabinet of Singapore
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Date formed19 October 1963
Date dissolved15 April 1968
People and organisations
Head of stateYusof bin Ishak
Head of governmentLee Kuan Yew
Deputy head of governmentToh Chin Chye
Member partyPeople's Action Party
Status in legislatureSupermajority
37 / 51
Opposition cabinetNone
Opposition partyBarisan Sosialis (BS)
Opposition leaderLim Huan Boon (BS)
History
Election(s)1963
Legislature term(s)3rd Legislative Assembly
1st Parliament
PredecessorFirst Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet
SuccessorThird Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet

The cabinet was formed by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew after the People's Action Party won a supermajority of the seats in the Parliament of Singapore in the 1963 general election. It is the cabinet that governed Singapore when it was a state in Malaysia. It is also Singapore's first cabinet following its independence on 9 August 1965.

The cabinet was succeeded by the Third Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet.

MinistersEdit

Portfolio Name Political party Term start Term end
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 15 April 1968
Deputy Prime Minister Toh Chin Chye   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 15 April 1968
Minister for Finance Goh Keng Swee   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 8 August 1965
Lim Kim San   People's Action Party 9 August 1965 16 August 1967
Goh Keng Swee   People's Action Party 17 August 1967 15 April 1968
Minister for Culture S. Rajaratnam   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 12 August 1965
Othman Wok   People's Action Party 12 August 1965 15 April 1968
Minister for Education Ong Pang Boon   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 15 April 1968
Minister for National Development Lim Kim San   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 8 August 1965
Minister for Health Yong Nyuk Lin   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 15 April 1968
Minister for Labour Jek Yeun Thong   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 15 April 1968
Minister for Home Affairs and Social Welfare Othman Wok   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 26 November 1963
Minister for Social Affairs Othman Wok   People's Action Party 27 November 1963 15 April 1968
Minister for Law E. W. Barker   People's Action Party 31 October 1964 8 August 1965
Minister for Foreign Affairs S. Rajaratnam   People's Action Party 9 August 1965 15 April 1968
Minister for Defence and Security Goh Keng Swee   People's Action Party 9 August 1965 23 September 1965
Minister for the Interior and Defence Goh Keng Swee   People's Action Party 24 September 1965 16 August 1967
Lim Kim San   People's Action Party 17 August 1967 15 April 1968
Minister for Law and National Development E. W. Barker   People's Action Party 9 August 1965 15 April 1968
Sources:[1][2][3]

Ministers of State and Parliamentary SecretariesEdit

Portfolio Name Political party Term start Term end
Prime Minister's Department Minister of State Ya'acob bin Mohamed   People's Action Party 18 September 1965 15 April 1968
Parliamentary Secretary (Prime Minister) Ya'acob bin Mohamed   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 17 September 1965
Parliamentary Secretary (Deputy Prime Minister) Buang bin Omar Junid   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 3 May 1968
Ministry of Finance Parliamentary Secretary S. Ramaswamy   People's Action Party 1 March 1966 3 May 1968
Ministry of Culture Minister of State Lee Khoon Choy   People's Action Party 18 September 1965 3 May 1968
Parliamentary Secretary Fong Sip Chee   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 15 April 1968
Lee Khoon Choy   People's Action Party 12 July 1965 17 September 1965
Ministry of Education Minister of State Abdul Rahim Ishak   People's Action Party 18 September 1965 3 May 1968
Parliamentary Secretary Abdul Rahim Ishak   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 17 September 1965
Ministry of National Development Parliamentary Secretary Ho Cheng Choon   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 8 August 1965
Ministry of Health Parliamentary Secretary Sia Kah Hui   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 1 February 1967
Chor Yeok Eng   People's Action Party 2 November 1966 15 April 1968
Ministry of Labour Parliamentary Secretary Wee Toon Boon   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 17 September 1965
Sia Kah Hui   People's Action Party 1 February 1967 15 April 1968
Ministry of Home Affairs and Social Welfare Parliamentary Secretary Chan Chee Seng   People's Action Party 19 October 1963 26 November 1963
Ministry of Social Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Chan Chee Seng   People's Action Party 27 November 1963 15 April 1968
Ministry of Law and National Development Parliamentary Secretary (National Development) Ho Cheng Choon   People's Action Party 9 August 1965 15 April 1968
Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Singapore's Second Cabinet". The Straits Times. Singapore. 18 October 1963. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Barker's sworn in as Law Minister". The Straits Times. Singapore. 1 November 1964. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY" (PDF). Parliament of Singapore. Retrieved 25 July 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)