Members of the Council are appointed by the President on the advice of the Cabinet.
Currently, the Council comprises 16 Members:
|Chairman||Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon|
The Presidential Council for Religious Harmony was set up under the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act.
The Chairman and members are appointed by the President. The Council serves a three-year term.
The Council can number from six to 15 members, excluding the Chairman.
The current Council comprises:
|Chairman||Mr Chao Hick Tin|
The President is responsible for safeguarding the national reserves and the integrity of the public service. The President also receives foreign dignitaries, officiates at state functions and performs other ceremonial and community duties.
Besides official functions, the President actively supports community and social causes. The President often graces events organised by grassroots, community and welfare groups, as well as ethnic and religious organisations.
The portraits of President Halimah and her spouse, Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, are displayed in public buildings. The Presidential Standard is flown at the Istana in the day, when the President is in the country. The Presidential Crest is used on state crockery, gifts and stationery related to the President.