Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts

Ministry Of Information, Communications And The Arts

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The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (Abbreviation: MICA; Chinese: 新加坡新闻通讯及艺术部; ) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore. It is in charge of the creative industries, arts, heritage, library, media, infocommunications and government public relations.

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On 5 June 1959, the Ministry of Culture came to being with the swearing-in and appointments of Ministers for the new Singapore Government. In 1 February 1980, the Broadcasting Division of the Ministry of Culture became a statutory board, the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation.

1985 saw the dissolution of the Ministry of Culture. Its Information Division came under the new Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI). Its arts promotion component was assimilated into the Ministry of Community Development (MCD) as the Cultural Affairs Division.

Five years later, on the 28 November 1990, the Information Division of the MCI and the Cultural Affairs Division of MCD, together with other associated departments and...
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