Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC)

The Jurong Group Representation Constituency is a five-member Group Representation Constituency located in the western area of Singapore. The GRC consists a large section of Jurong, sections of Bukit Batok and Upper Bukit Timah. Under the new electoral boundaries for General Elections 2015, Jurong GRC will be reconfigured into Clementi, Bukit Batok East, Jurong Central, Jurong Spring and Taman Jurong.

The People’s Action Party has served the residents of the Jurong GRC since its creation in 2001. For the coming General Elections 2015, the PAP has assembled a good team of candidates to serve Jurong GRC residents.

LedLed by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, who will continue to look after Taman Jurong division, the other team members comprises, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development, Mr Desmond Lee Ti-Seng for Jurong Spring division, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Dr. Tan Wu Meng, for Clementi division, Mr Ang Wei Neng for Jurong Central division and Mdm Rahayu Mahzam for Bukit Batok East division.

The PAP team for Jurong GRC is a good mix of men and women, of different races and varied experiences. The team is united in wanting to work hard for our residents

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Click the image on the above left to view and read the National Manifesto. On the right is the link for the Jurong GRC Manifesto.

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CANDIDATES FOR JURONG GRC

Click on the names below to read more about your representatives in parliament:

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies

Tharman has been Senior Minister since 2019, after serving as Deputy Prime Minister for nine years. He chairs the National Jobs Council, recently set up to create jobs for Singaporeans following Covid-19. He also coordinates social policies and advises the Prime Minister on economic policies.

Tharman was first elected as MP in 2001 in Jurong GRC, where he has served ever since. He has dedicated his whole working life to public service. He served for five years as Minister for Education, where he led reforms for a more flexible education system, and for nine years as Minister for Finance.

He also flies the Singapore flag high internationally. He chairs the Group of Thirty, a global council of economic leaders. He led the G20 Eminent Persons Group which proposed major reforms in 2018, to achieve a more cooperative system of international finance. He leads the Advisory Board for the UN’s Human Development Report, and also co-chairs the Global Education Forum.

Tharman spent all his time on sports in his youth. He picked up interest in studies only later, after his NS. He obtained bachelor and master’s degrees in economics at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. He later did a master’s in public administration at Harvard University, where he received an award for outstanding performance and leadership potential.

He is married to Jane Yumiko Ittogi, who is actively involved in community work. They have four children.

 

Tan Wu Meng

Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry

Wu Meng was elected as MP for Jurong GRC in 2015.

He was appointed Senior Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade & Industry in 2018.

Wu Meng worked as a medical doctor for many years. He specialised in oncology, looking after cancer patients. He trained and served at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Singapore General Hospital, and has worked in public and private sector healthcare.

He was actively involved in community work for many years before entering politics. Besides focusing on the needs of residents, he has spent time in reviewing policies in various areas. He sits on the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Social & Family Development, and earlier served on the GPCs for Health, Home Affairs & Law, and Finance & Trade & Industry.

Wu Meng graduated from the University of Cambridge with a medical degree, as well as a PhD in molecular biology. He is married with 2 young children.

Rahayu Mahzam

Rahayu has served in Jurong GRC as MP since 2015, after more than 15 years of experience as a youth volunteer in the community. She practises as a lawyer, specialising in family law. She is also an accredited Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Rahayu is passionate about supporting residents in need, and developing opportunities for people to come together to help one another. She has introduced many social programmes in Bukit Batok East, to help families, support students and uplift women. Her initiatives with volunteers have also led to Bukit Batok East being recognised as a Dementia-Friendly Community, one of the eight in Singapore.

In Parliament, Rahayu has championed the interests of the special needs community, youth development, as well as efforts to empower women and preserve a strong, multi-racial and multi-religious community.

Rahayu was part of a team of women MPs who made proposals calling on the Government and the whole of society to do more to support young families. She is also part of the PAP Seniors Group (PAP.SG), and has actively promoted efforts to empower our seniors and encourage active aging.

As Vice-Chairman of the REACH Supervisory Panel, Rahayu is closely involved in seeking feedback from public on policies and various issues. She also contributes nationally through other committees, including the OnePeople.SG Executive Committee, National Youth Council and Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence. She leads the M3 Youth mentoring efforts in the Malay/Muslim community.

Rahayu is married and has a three-year old son. She graduated with a law degree at National University of Singapore in 2002.

Huang Wei Zhong Shawn

Shawn is a director for enterprise development at Temasek International, where he is working on new growth opportunities that can benefit Singapore. He was formerly a fighter pilot in the Air Force. He served as a commanding officer of an F-16 squadron, and was Parade Commander for National Day Parade 2018.

Shawn has been an active community volunteer in Taman Jurong Constituency over the last 10 years. He has dedicated most of his free time to mentoring children from low-income homes, helping former prison inmates to restart their lives, and finding ways to empower other disadvantaged residents. He also led efforts to give residents opportunity to participate in the arts, serving as chairman of Community Arts and Culture Club for several years.

Shawn learnt about life and the importance of hard work early,  spending most weekends helping his parents at a small family shop. He decided to work after he finished his schooling, and joined the Air Force as a pilot trainee, where he served for 19 years.

Along the way, he was sent to the United States Air Force Academy, where he graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering with distinction and was the first non-American to become the top graduate in military performance. He was also sent by the SAF to attend a command preparation course at the Defence Language and Education Centre in Indonesia where he learnt Bahasa Indonesia and became the top air force graduate.

Shawn is married and has 2 young children, who love cycling at Jurong Lake Park and drinking iced Milo. 

Xie Yao Quan

Yao Quan is Head of Healthcare Redesign at Alexandra Hospital. His work is focused on meeting the healthcare needs of Singaporeans as our population gets older. He has also been leading the hospital’s COVID-19 operations in a major Community Care Facility and other areas.

Before moving into public healthcare, Yao Quan spent five years in the private sector with an investment company. He earlier spent six years in the SAF. 

Yao Quan has been a very active community volunteer since 2015. He introduced several initiatives to support lower-income families in Jurong. He is also a Board member of SG Enable and co-leads a taskforce to promote products made or designed by persons with disabilities. He also serves on the Merdeka Generation Communications and Engagement Taskforce.

Yao Quan graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters degree in Engineering Management. He is happily married.

In Memory of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

This booklet is in memory of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. It accompanies the Community Tribute Pavilion organised by Jurong GRC and Yuhua SMC Grassroots Organisations.

(Click on the image of the booklet to open the PDF file or right click on your mouse to save the PDF file)


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