People's Action Party

political party in Singapore

The People's Action Party (PAP) is a large centre-right political party in Singapore.[8] It is one of two main parties in the Parliament of Singapore, with the other being the Workers' Party.[9][10] It was started in 1954 and supported Singapore being independent from Malaysia. It has been in charge of Singapore since the 1959 general election.[11]

People's Action Party
Malay nameParti Tindakan Rakyat
Chinese name人民行动党
Rénmín Xíngdòng Dǎng
Tamil nameமக்களின் செயல் கட்சி
Makkaḷin Ceyal Kaṭci
AbbreviationPAP
ChairmanHeng Swee Keat
Secretary-GeneralLee Hsien Loong
Vice ChairmanMasagos Zulkifli
Deputy Secretary-GeneralLawrence Wong
Assistant Secretaries-General
Founders
Founded21 November 1954; 69 years ago (1954-11-21)
Preceded byMalayan Forum
Succeeded by (Malaysia)
HeadquartersBlock 57B New Upper Changi Road #01-1402 Singapore 463057
Youth wingYoung PAP
Ideology
Political positionCentre-right[8]
ColoursWhite, red, blue
SloganOur Lives, Our Jobs, Our Future
Governing bodyCentral Executive Committee
Parliament
79 / 103
Website
www.pap.org.sg

Leadership change

The current chairman of the PAP is Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat. The current secretary general is the current Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong.[12]

List of Chairpersons change

Portrait Name
(birth– death)
Term of office Time in office
Toh Chin Chye
(10 December 1921 – 3 February 2012)
21 November 1954 5 January 1981 26 years, 45 days
 
Ong Teng Cheong
(22 January 1936 – 8 February 2002)
5 January 1981 16 August 1993
12 years, 223 days
 
Tony Tan Keng Yam
(born 7 February 1940)
1 September 1993 3 December 2004 11 years, 93 days
 
Lim Boon Heng
(born 18 November 1947)
3 December 2004 1 June 2011 6 years, 180 days
 
Khaw Boon Wan
(born 8 December 1952)
1 June 2011 23 November 2018 7 years, 175 days
 
Gan Kim Yong
(born 9 February 1959)
23 November 2018 26 November 2022 4 years, 3 days
 
Heng Swee Keat(born 15 April 1961) 26 November 2022 Incumbent 1 year, 175 days

List of Secretaries-General change

Portrait Name
(birth–death)
Term of office Time in office
 
Lee Kuan Yew
(16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015)
21 November 1954 15 November 1992[13] 37 years, 360 days
 
Goh Chok Tong
(born 20 May 1941)
15 November 1992[13] 3 December 2004 12 years, 18 days
 
Lee Hsien Loong
(born 10 February 1952)
3 December 2004 Incumbent 19 years, 168 days

Central Executive Committee change

As of 30 July 2023, the Central Executive Committee comprises the following members:[14]

Title Name
Chairman Heng Swee Keat
Vice-Chairman Masagos Zulkifli
Secretary-General Lee Hsien Loong
Deputy Secretary-General Lawrence Wong
Assistant Secretaries-General Chan Chun Sing
Desmond Lee
Treasurer K. Shanmugam
Assistant Treasurer Ong Ye Kung
Organising Secretaries Grace Fu
Edwin Tong
Members Alex Yeo
Cheryl Chan
Indranee Rajah
Josephine Teo
Ng Chee Meng
Tan See Leng
Vivian Balakrishnan

References change

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