Lee Boon Yang

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Dr.
Lee Boon Yang
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office
In office
1 July 1991 – 2 January 1992
Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
Minister for Manpower
In office
2 January 1992 – 12 May 2003
Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
Preceded by Lee Yock Suan
Succeeded by Ng Eng Hen
Minister for Defence
In office
2 July 1994 – 1 August 1995
Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
Preceded by Yeo Ning Hong
Succeeded by Tony Tan Keng Yam
Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts
In office
12 May 2003 – 1 April 2009
Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
Lee Hsien Loong
Preceded by David Lim Tik En
Succeeded by Lui Tuck Yew
Member of Parliament
for Jalan Besar GRC
In office
22 December 1984 – 18 April 2011
Personal details
Born (1947-10-01) 1 October 1947 (age 66)
Singapore
Political party People's Action Party
Spouse(s) Yap Mee Mee
Alma mater University of Queensland
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lee.

Dr. Lee Boon Yang (simplified Chinese: 李文献; traditional Chinese: 李文獻; pinyin: Lǐ Wénxiàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lí Bûn-hiàn; born 1 October 1947) is a former Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he served in the Cabinet from July 1991 to April 2009 in various portfolios, including Minister for Defence, Minister for Manpower, and Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts. He was also a Member of Parliament (MP) for Jalan Besar GRC from 1984 to 2011.

Political career[edit]

Lee was first elected to the Singapore Parliament in 1984. He was appointed a Parliamentary Secretary in 1985, and went on to hold positions in the Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Communications and Information, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Home Affairs.

Lee was brought into the Cabinet in 1991 as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office. He was made Minister for Labour in 1992 (the role was renamed Minister for Manpower in 1998), and held this post until 2003. He also served concurrently as Minister for Defence from 1994-5. He became Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts in 2003 and served in that post until 2009.

Lee retired from the Cabinet on 1 April 2009. He remained a Member of Parliament for the Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (Jalan Besar GRC) until his retirement from politics in 2011.

Post-political career[edit]

Lee is the Chairman of Keppel Corporation.[1] He is also the Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lee holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland. He is married to Yap Mee Mee and has a daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keppel Corporation - Dr Lee Boon Yang". Keppel Corporation. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "About SPH - SPH Corporate Profile". SPH. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minister in the Prime Minister's Office
1 July 1991-2 Jan 1992
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minister for Manpower
2 Jan 1992-12 May 2003
Succeeded by
Ng Eng Hen
Preceded by
Yeo Ning Hong
Minister for Defence
2 July 1994-1 August 1995
Succeeded by
Tony Tan Keng Yam
Preceded by
David Lim Tik En
Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts
12 May 2003-1 April 2009
Succeeded by
Lui Tuck Yew