Minister for Home Affairs (Singapore)

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Home Affairs Minister of
the Republic of Singapore
K Shanmugam.jpg
K Shanmugam

since 1 October 2015 (2015-10-01)
Ministry of Home Affairs
Member of Cabinet of Singapore
Parliament of Singapore
Reports to The Prime Minister
Appointer The Prime Minister
Term length No fixed term
Formation 11 August 1970
First holder Ong Pang Boon

The Minister for Home Affairs is an appointment in the Cabinet of Singapore. Formed in 1970, it replaced the post of Minister for the Interior and Defence with the split of the Ministry of the Interior and Defence into the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs. The current Minister for Home Affairs is K Shanmugam.[1]

Minister Start of Term End of Term
Ong Pang Boon 11 August 1970 5 September 1970
Wong Lin Ken 6 September 1970 15 September 1972
Edmund William Barker 16 September 1972 30 October 1972
Chua Sian Chin 1 November 1972 1 January 1985
S Jayakumar 2 January 1985 1 January 1994
Wong Kan Seng 2 January 1994 31 October 2010
K Shanmugam 1 November 2010 20 May 2011
Teo Chee Hean 21 May 2011 30 September 2015
K Shanmugam 1 October 2015 Incumbent


  1. ^ Ong, Justin (28 September 2015). "Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces Singapore's new Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 1 October 2015.