First Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet

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First Lee Kuan Yew Cabinet
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1st cabinet of Singapore
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Date formed5 June 1959
Date dissolved18 October 1963
People and organisations
Head of stateYusof bin Ishak
Head of governmentLee Kuan Yew
Deputy head of governmentToh Chin Chye
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
2
Total no. of ministers9
Member partyPeople's Action Party
Status in legislatureMajority
Opposition cabinetN.A.
Opposition partySingapore People's Alliance
History
Election(s)1959
Budget(s)1959
PredecessorFirst Cabinet of Singapore
SuccessorII Lee Kuan Yew

The first Cabinet of Singapore, was led by Lee Kuan Yew, who was elected as prime minister.[1] It was formed on 5 June 1959, after securing a landslide victory in the 1959 general election.

A minor cabinet reshuffle was made on 24 September 1961.

Initial composition[edit]

1959-1961[2]

Portfolio Minister
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew
Deputy Prime Minister Toh Chin Chye
Minister for Home Affairs Ong Pang Boon
Minister for Finance Goh Keng Swee
Minister for Labour
Minister for Law
K.M. Byrne
Minister for National Development Ong Eng Guan (5 June 1959 – 20 June 1960)
Toh Chin Chye (acting) [3]
Tan Kia Gan (25 August 1960)
Minister for Health Ahmad Ibrahim
Minister for Education Yong Nyuk Lin
Minister for Culture S. Rajaratnam

The names in bold are the surnames of Chinese persons, and the personal names of Indian and Malay persons

Reshuffle[edit]

1961-1962[4]

Portfolio Minister
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew
Deputy Prime Minister Toh Chin Chye
Minister for Home Affairs Ong Pang Boon
Minister for Finance Goh Keng Swee
Minister for Health
Minister for Law
K.M. Byrne
Minister for National Development Tan Kia Gan[5]
Minister for Labour Ahmad Ibrahim
Vacant
Minister for Education Yong Nyuk Lin
Minister for Culture S. Rajaratnam

The names in bold are the surnames of Chinese persons, and the personal names of Indian and Malay persons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lee Kuan Yew elected as Prime Minister of Singapore". AsiaOne. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Singapore's first Cabinet". The Straits Times. Singapore. 5 June 1959. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Ong's expulsion". The Straits Times. Singapore. 22 June 1960. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Singapore's first Cabinet Reshuffle". The Straits Times. Singapore. 24 September 1961. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Tan's is the new Minister of National Development". The Straits Times. Singapore. 25 August 1960. Retrieved 13 June 2013.