Mr Edwin Tong was appointed Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law on 27 July 2020.
As the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Tong chairs the National Integration Council, the Singapore Cares Steering Committee, the National Youth Council, and the National Steering Committee on Racial and Religious Harmony, driving efforts to build a caring, cohesive and confident society in Singapore. Since November 2020, he also chairs the Chinese Community Liaison Group, which was set up to strengthen Government’s relationship with Chinese community organisations and deepen the Government’s understanding of the Chinese community. Mr Tong was also appointed as Deputy Chairman of the People’s Association (PA) in May 2021. The PA promotes racial harmony and social cohesion in Singapore, building and bridging communities.
At the Ministry of Law, he focuses on the development and promotion of Singapore’s legal and dispute resolution sector. He also handles wide-ranging aspects of law reform, including intellectual property, corporate restructuring and insolvency, and legal aid. He has an active interest in football, and served in a volunteer capacity as the Vice President of the Football Association of Singapore from 2013 to 2020.