Minister Mentor

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Minister Mentor of Singapore
ResidenceSri Temasek
AppointerPrime Minister of Singapore
Formation12 August 2004
First holderLee Kuan Yew
Final holderLee Kuan Yew
Abolished21 May 2011
Minister Mentor
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese內閣
Simplified Chinese内阁
Malay name
MalayMenteri Pembimbing
Tamil name
Tamilஅமைச்சர் அறிவுரையாளர்
Amaiccar Aṟivuraiyāḷar

Minister Mentor (abbreviation: MM) was a position in the Cabinet of Singapore. It was created in 2004 as part of a transition in political leadership. The only person to hold the post, from 12 August 2004 to 21 May 2011, was Lee Kuan Yew, first Prime Minister of Singapore.

In August 2004, Lee Kuan Yew's son Lee Hsien Loong succeeded Goh Chok Tong and became Singapore's third Prime Minister. Lee Hsien Loong announced the position of Minister Mentor when he named his Cabinet on 12 August 2004. Before his appointment as Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew was Senior Minister from 1990 to 2004 in Goh Chok Tong's Cabinet. Goh became Senior Minister in Lee Hsien Loong's first Cabinet.

On 14 May 2011, following the general election that took place seven days earlier, Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong announced their retirement from the Cabinet.[1]


  1. ^ "SM Goh, MM Lee to leave Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. Singapore. 14 May 2011.

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