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LAWRENCE WONG APPOINTED AS DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PAP

The People’s Action Party (PAP) has appointed Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong as the new Deputy Secretary General of the party, replacing Heng Swee Keat who has been appointed the Chairman.

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The 37th central executive committee (CEC) met on 26 November, as they also co-opted 4 new members, including Ng Chee Meng and Tan See Leng.

Minister of Education Chan Chun Sing and Minister of National Development Desmond Lee have also been appointed as Assistant Secretary Generals.

PAP’s statement

The 37th PAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) met on Saturday, 26 November 2022 and co-opted four additional members: 

  • Alex Yeo 
  • Cheryl Chan 
  • Ng Chee Meng 
  • Tan See Leng 

The CEC also elected the office holders. The complete CEC list is as follows:  

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Chairman  Heng Swee Keat 
Vice Chairman Masagos Zulkifli 
Secretary-General  Lee Hsien Loong 
Deputy Secretary-General Lawrence Wong 
Assistant Secretary-Generals Chan Chun Sing
Desmond Lee 
Treasurer  K Shanmugam 
Assistant Treasurer Ong Ye Kung 
Organising Secretaries Grace Fu
Edwin Tong* 
Members (in alphabetical order) Alex Yeo^
Cheryl Chan^
Indranee Thurai Rajah
Josephine Teo*
Ng Chee Meng^
Tan Chuan-Jin 
Tan See Leng^
Vivian Balakrishnan 

*Co-opted on 6 Nov 2022
^Co-opted on 26 Nov 2022 

The CEC has made a new Deputy Secretary-General appointment, in addition to two Assistant Secretary General appointments, in line with plans for the party leadership transition. The Deputy Sec-Gen will exercise the roles and responsibilities of the Sec-Gen, in the absence of the Sec-Gen.

The CEC also made the following appointments:  

Headquarters Executive Committee ChairmanLawrence Wong
Headquarters Executive Committee Vice ChairmanChan Chun Sing
Assistant Organising Secretaries Alex Yam
Desmond Tan Kok Ming
Tan Kiat How
Chair, PAP Seniors Group (PAPSG)Tan See Leng
Chair, PAP Malay Affairs Bureau (MAB)Masagos Zulkifli
Chair, PAP Women’s Wing (WW)Sim Ann
Chair, Young PAP (YP)Janil Puthucheary
Advisor, PAP Policy Forum (PPF)Josephine Teo
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