Minister for Defence (Singapore)

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Minister for Defence of the Republic of Singapore
Ng Eng Hen at the Pentagon - 20120404.jpg
Incumbent
Ng Eng Hen, MP

since 21 May 2011 (2011-05-21)
Ministry of Defence
Member ofCabinet of Singapore
Parliament of Singapore
Reports toThe Prime Minister
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
Formation9 August 1965
First holderGoh Keng Swee
Websitewww.mindef.gov.sg

The Minister for Defence is head of the Ministry of Defence, and a member of the Cabinet of Singapore. The position is currently held by Ng Eng Hen.[1]

List of ministers[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term of office Political Party Notes
Took office Left office Time in office
1
Goh Keng Swee
Goh Keng Swee
(1918–2010)
9 August 196516 August 19672 years, 7 daysPAPServed as Deputy Prime Minister from 1968 to 1973
2
Lim Kim San
Lim Kim San
(1916–2006)
17 August 196710 August 19702 years, 358 daysPAP
(1)
Goh Keng Swee
Goh Keng Swee
(1918–2010)
11 August 197011 February 19798 years, 184 daysPAPSecond tenure
3
Howe Yoon Chong
Howe Yoon Chong
(1923–2007)
12 February 197931 May 19823 years, 108 daysPAP
4
Goh Chok Tong
Goh Chok Tong
(born 1941)
1 June 198227 November 19908 years, 179 daysPAPServed as Singapore's second Prime Minister from 1990 to 2004
5
Yeo Ning Hong
Yeo Ning Hong1 July 19911 July 19943 years, 0 daysPAP
6
Lee Boon Yang
Lee Boon Yang
(born 1947)
2 July 19941 August 19951 year, 30 daysPAP
7
Tony Tan
Tony Tan
(born 1940)
1 August 19951 August 20038 years, 0 daysPAPServed as Singapore's 7th President from 2011 to 2017.
8
Teo Chee Hean
Teo Chee Hean
(born 1954)
1 August 200320 May 20117 years, 292 daysPAPServed as Deputy Prime Minister from 2009 to 2019. Now Senior Minister.
9
Ng Eng Hen
Ng Eng Hen
(born 1958)
21 May 2011Incumbent8 years, 257 daysPAPSecond term as of 1 Oct 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM Lee announces new Cabinet today". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.

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