Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore)

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Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore) (emblem).gif
Logo of the MHA
New Phoenix Park, where the Ministry of Home Affairs is located
Agency overview
Formed 1959
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Headquarters New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329560
1°19′25.91″N 103°50′41.64″E / 1.3238639°N 103.8449000°E / 1.3238639; 103.8449000
Employees 24,115[1]
Annual budget Increase 3.18 billion (est) SGD (2010)[1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Leo Yip, Permanent Secretary
  • Raja Kumar s/o Thamby Rajah, Deputy Secretary (International)
  • Goh Soon Poh, Deputy Secretary (Policy)
Child agencies

The Ministry of Home Affairs (Abbreviation: MHA; Malay: Kementerian Dalam Negeri; Chinese: 内政部; Tamil: உள்துறை அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for public safety, civil defence and immigration. It is also known as the Home Team. It is headed by the Minister for Home Affairs.


The Ministry of Home Affairs was set up in 1959 when Singapore attained self-government. Housed at the Empress Place Building, it remained there until 16 September 1963 when Singapore joined the Federation of Malaysia and internal affairs became a federal responsibility.

After Singapore became independent on 9 August 1965, Home Affairs returned to Empress Place address as part of the Ministry of Interior and Defence (MID). MID stayed there for several months before it was re-located to Pearl's Hill (former Lower Barracks of Police).

On 11 August 1970, the Ministry of Interior and Defence was separated into two ministries, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Defence. MHA remained at Pearl's Hill until August 1977 when it moved into its previous home at the Phoenix Park in Tanglin Road.

MHA, together with Police Headquarters, moved to the New Phoenix Park at 28 Irrawaddy Road on 18 August 2001.



The Ministry of Home Affairs consist of the following major departments:

Staff divisions[edit]

  • Community Engagement Division
  • Corporate Relations Division
  • Finance and Admin Division
  • Human Resource Division
  • Infocomm Technology Division
  • International Cooperation & Partnership Division
  • Inspectorate & Review Division
  • Internal Audit Division
  • Joint Ops Division
  • Legal Division
  • Office of the Chief Science & Technology Officer
  • Planning & Organisation Division
  • Policy Development Division
  • Procurement & Logistics Division
  • Registry of Societies
  • Technology Planning Division

Statutory Boards[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Head P: Ministry of Home Affairs" (PDF). Budget 2010: Revenue and Expenditure Estimates. Ministry of Finance. February 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 

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