Co-ordinating Minister for National Security

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Co-ordinating Minister for National Security is an appointment in the Cabinet of Singapore, currently held by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

The position was created on 1 August 2003. At that time, it was called the Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence. The position was held by Tony Tan Keng Yam, then the Deputy Prime Minister. On 1 September 2005, Shunmugam Jayakumar took over the position that was renamed as Co-ordinating Minister for National Security.

The Co-ordinating Minister chairs an inter-ministerial committee comprising the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Home Affairs and the Minister for Defence. Its responsibility is to oversee counter-terrorism in Singapore, by co-ordinating efforts in different government agencies.[1]

Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence Start of Term End of Term
Tony Tan Keng Yam 1 August 2003 1 September 2005
Co-ordinating Minister for National Security Start of Term End of Term
Shunmugam Jayakumar 1 September 2005 1 November 2010
Wong Kan Seng 1 November 2010 20 May 2011
Teo Chee Hean 21 May 2011[2] Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (17 August 2004). "DPM Tan outlines role to counter terrorist threat facing Singapore". ChannelNewsAsia. 
  2. ^ "PM Lee announces sweeping changes to Cabinet". ChannelNewsAsia. Retrieved 19 May 2011.