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Nine new NMPs to give fresh ideas on ageing, heritage, economic restructuring

Published on Aug 11, 2014 6:34 PM

SINGAPORE - A disabled lawyer, a veteran historian and a social entrepreneur are among nine people who have been selected to be new Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) to provide fresh perspectives on the social and economic challenges facing Singapore in the coming years.

They are Ms Chia Yong Yong, 52; Prof Tan Tai Yong, 51; and Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin, 37 respectively.

The other six nominees are: Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Thomas Chua, 60; veteran unionist K. Karthikeyan, 55; Singapore Board of Architects president Rita Soh, 55; doctor and former national sailor Benedict Tan, 47; labour economist Randolph Tan, 50; and Mohd Ismail Bin Hussein, 51, a banker and a director of the Association of Muslim Professionals, said the Clerk of Parliament in a statement on Monday.

The selection panel looked for new NMPs who could add to important issues Singapore faced in this term of government, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, who is leader of the House and a member of the selection committee.

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