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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It is located about one degree of latitude north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Strait of Malacca to the west, the Singapore Strait to the south, the South China Sea to the east, and the Straits of Johor to the north.


Our standard dataset contains 1,768 entities connected with Singapore. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 1 data source published by authorities or organizations based in Singapore. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Singapore Targeted Financial SanctionsMonetary Authority of Singaporeupdated daily46

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 356 entities identified as PEPs connected with Singapore.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister2--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Communications and Information111
Minister for Culture, Community, & Youth141
Minister for Defence111
Minister for Education151
Minister for Finance131
Minister for Foreign Affairs12-
Minister for Health121
Minister for Home Affairs13-
Minister for Law111
Minister for Manpower141
Minister for National Development121
Minister for Social and Family Development12-
Minister for Sustainability & Environment12-
Minister for Trade and Industry141
Minister for Transport14-
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office26-
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of Parliament-18928
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Singapore-31
ambassador of Hungary to Singapore-11
ambassador of Israel to Singapore-11
ambassador of Singapore to Ethiopia--1
ambassador of Singapore to the African Union--1
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
Singaporean Ambassador to Indonesia-11
Singaporean Ambassador to the Philippines--1
United States Ambassador to Singapore-11

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Parliament of Singapore-19347
Parliamentary Secretary-36
Attorney-General of Singapore-71
Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore-71
Chief of Defence Force-61
Chief of Navy-6-
Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore-41
Co-ordinating Minister for National Security-31
Head of Civil Service-31
Leader of the House-31
President of Singapore-31
Chief Justice of Singapore-12
Senior Minister-21
Solicitor-General of Singapore-3-
Chairman, Monetary Authority of Singapore11-
Emeritus Senior Minister-2-
Nominated Member of Parliament-11
Prime Minister of Singapore-11
Co-ordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies-1-
Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies1--
Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs--1
Senior Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security1--
Senior Minister & Coordinating Minister for Social Policies1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...