Co-ordinating Minister for National Security

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Co-ordinating Minister for National Security
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Incumbent
Teo Chee Hean, MP

since 21 May 2011 (2011-05-21)
Member of Cabinet of Singapore
Parliament of Singapore
Reports to The Prime Minister
Appointer The Prime Minister
Term length No fixed term
Formation 1 August 2003
First holder Tony Tan (as Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence)

Co-ordinating Minister for National Security (Abbreviation: CMNS; Malay: Menteri Penyelaras bagi Keselamatan Negara; Chinese: 国家安全统筹部长; Tamil: தேசியப் பாதுகாப்பு ஒருங்கிணைப்பு அமைச்சர்) 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.

Its responsibility is to oversee counter-terrorism in Singapore, by co-ordinating efforts in different government agencies.[1]

Minister Start of Term End of Term
Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence
Tony Tan Keng Yam 1 August 2003 1 September 2005
Co-ordinating Minister for National Security
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.