Ministry of Law (Singapore)

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Ministry of Law
Singapore Ministry of Law (logo).png
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
Headquarters100 High Street, #08-02 The Treasury, Singapore 179434
MottoA Trusted Legal System, A Trusted Singapore
Annual budgetIncrease S$555.57 million (2019)[1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Loh Khum Yean,
    Permanent Secretary
  • Calvin Phua,
    Deputy Secretary
Child agencies

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw; Malay: Kementerian Undang-Undang; Chinese: 律政部; Tamil: சட்ட அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for the advancement in access to justice, the rule of law, the economy and society through policy, law and services.

Organisational structure[edit]

The Ministry of Law comprises


The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Law, who is appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore. The incumbent minister is K. Shanmugam from the People's Action Party.

Portrait Minister Term start Term end Tenure Political Party Ref.
Kenneth Michael Byrne 5 June 1959 17 October 1963 4 years, 134 days PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Vacant (18 October 1963 – 30 October 1964) 1 year, 12 days
Edmund William Barker 1 November 1964 12 September 1988 23 years, 316 days [2][3]
Jayakumar (1).jpg Shunmugam Jayakumar 12 September 1988 30 April 2008 19 years, 231 days
K Shanmugam crop.jpg K Shanmugam 1 May 2008 Incumbent 14 years, 279 days [4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Singapore Budget" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Barker's sworn in as Law Minister". The Straits Times. Singapore. 1 November 1964. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launches new E W Barker Centre for Law and Business at NUS". The Straits Times. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  4. ^ Ong, Justin (28 September 2015). "Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces Singapore's new Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  5. ^ Mahmud, Aqil Haziq (25 July 2020). "PM Lee announces new Cabinet; 6 office holders promoted, 3 retirements". CNA. Archived from the original on 25 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.

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