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.
Led 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.
National & Party Manifesto
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JURONG GRC MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
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Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam was appointed Senior Minister on 1 May 2019. He is also Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, and advises the Prime Minister on economic policies.
He is concurrently the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s central bank and financial regulator. In addition to his responsibilities in the Government, he is Deputy Chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and chairs its Investment Strategies Committee.
Tharman chairs the Group of Thirty, an independent global council of economic and financial leaders. He also chaired the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance which in Oct 2018 proposed reforms for a more effective system of global development finance and for financial stability. He earlier led the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the key policy forum of the IMF, from 2011-2014; he was its first Asian chair.
Tharman has spent his working life in public service, in roles principally related to economic and social policies. He served as Deputy Prime Minister for eight years (from 2011). He also served as Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies for four years (from 2015). Prior to that, he was Minister for Finance for eight years (from 2007) and Minister for Education for five years (from 2003). He has been Chairman, MAS since 2011.
He led the ‘SkillsFuture’ programme, launched in 2014 with the aim of developing the skills of the future, and opportunities for life-long learning and job upskilling among Singaporeans. He subsequently chaired the tripartite Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity (CSIP) until May 2017.
Tharman currently also chairs the Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, and the International Academic Advisory Panel that advises the Government on strategies for the university sector.
Among his other roles, he chairs the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA), which seeks to uplift educational performance and aspirations in the Indian Singaporean community. He also chairs the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute.
Tharman was first elected Member of Parliament in Nov 2001 in Jurong GRC, and has been re-elected three times since.
After his schooling in Singapore, he studied at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. He later obtained a Masters in Public Administration at Harvard University, where he was named a Lucius N Littauer Fellow.
Tharman is married to Jane Yumiko Ittogi, a lawyer by background and now actively engaged in social development initiatives and the non-profit arts sector. They have a daughter and three sons.
Minister for Social and Family Development & Second Minister for National Development
Deputy Leader of the House
Mr Desmond Lee was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in May 2011. During this time as a back-bencher, he also served as a member of the Government Parliamentary Committees for Culture, Community and Youth, Home Affairs and Law and Social and Family Development.
Mr Lee is currently the Minister for Social and Family Development, and the Second Minister in the Ministry of National Development. He is also the Deputy Leader of the House. Mr Lee was first appointed as Minister of State for National Development in September 2013. After his re-election as MP for Jurong GRC in September 2015, Mr Lee was appointed as Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Development. In 2017, he was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and National Development.
Mr Lee began his career in the civil service as a Justices’ Law Clerk of the Supreme Court, providing legal research support. He then served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel in the Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers. In 2005, Mr Lee was posted to the Ministry of Health to head its legal department.
Before entering politics, Mr Lee also spent two years at the Legal Policy Division of the Ministry of Law. Subsequently, he joined Temasek as in-house counsel until his appointment to office at the Ministry of National Development (MND).
Mr Lee graduated in 2001 from the National University of Singapore with first class honours in law. He also holds a Masters degree in law from the University of Oxford.
Mr Lee is married with three children.
Ang Wei Neng has been an MP for Jurong GRC, a member of Parliamentary Estimate Committee as well as a member of Government Parliamentary Committee for Education and Transport since 2011.
Wei Neng is the Advisor to Grace Orchard School, a member of The Enabling Master II and a member of the Implementation Committee of The Enabling Master Plan II. He is also the Advisor to Singapore Renovation Contractors and Material Suppliers Association (RCMA) as well as a member of SME Workgroup, Revitalise Heartland Shops Committee, Publicity and Outreach Committee for the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism and Chinese Community Liaison Group.
Wei Neng started his career with the Singapore Police Force after receiving the Public Service Commission (PSC) scholarship. Thereafter, he held various managerial positions in operations and business development in Asia before joining SBS Transit Ltd in 2004. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President with SBS Transit Ltd, managing a fleet of 1,600 public buses and about 3,400 employees, including 3,200 bus drivers.
Wei Neng graduated from the National University of Singapore with an Honours Degree in Economics and later obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Nanyang Technological University. He is married with four children.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry
Dr Tan Wu Meng was elected as a Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC on 11 Sep 2015. He was appointed Senior Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Industry on 1 May 2018. He is also a Member of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Social and Family Development.
Dr Tan previously was a Member of the Government Parliamentary Committees for Finance and Trade and Industry; Home Affairs and Law; and Health. He also sat on the Estimates Committee of Parliament.
Prior to joining the Government, Dr Tan worked as a Physician and Medical Oncologist specialising in the care of cancer patients. He read Medicine at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, during which he also completed a PhD in Molecular Biology. His post-graduate training was at the Singapore General Hospital and National Cancer Centre Singapore. From 2015 to 2018 his medical practice was in the private sector.
Rahayu Mahzam, 35, is a lawyer specialising in civil litigation and family law. She is currently a Partner at the law firm of Heng, Leong & Srinivasan. Rahayu was formerly a Deputy Registrar of the Syariah Court from 2013 to 2015 before she returned to private practice. She is also an accredited Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Rahayu currently sits on the Malay Language Council and the National Youth Fund Advisory Committee. She has been volunteering with the Malay Youth Literary Association (4PM) since 1997 and is active with the youth debate activities.
She was previously a Management Committee member of 4PM and also sat on the board of the Singapore Muslim Women’s Association (PPIS). Rahayu was also a member of the Muslim Law Practice Committee, National Library Board and the Law Awareness Committee of the Law Society. She also volunteered in the legal clinics organised by Muslim Converts’ Association (Darul Arqam). She had also been involved in the Supervisory Panel of the Feedback Unit, Censorship Review Committee, the Malay-Muslim Community Leaders’ Forum Forward Planning Exercise (2010/2011), CLF LABS and the National Integration Working Group for Community and was also a Volunteer Probation Officer with the Ministry of Social & Family Development.
Rahayu graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2003 with a Bachelor of Laws. She has two younger siblings and is married.
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