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.
BUKIT BATOK EAST (JURONG GRC)
WHAT WE ARE DOING TOGETHER IN JURONG GRC
We must never stop in our efforts to make Singapore better, for every citizen.
We believe this requires good government policies complemented by strong community initiatives.
We strengthened many of our schemes during COVID-19, and will continue with several of these initiatives in Jurong GRC even after the pandemic.
We will work closely with government agencies, volunteer organisations, employers, our many committed volunteers and all our residents,
to build a strong and compassionate community.