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Singapore Sailing president Dr Ben Tan "happy to serve" as Nominated MP

Published on May 7, 2014 5:29 PM
 
Singapore Sailing president Dr Ben Tan announced on Wednesday afternoon that he will be putting himself up for consideration for the Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) position. -- ST FILE PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN

Singapore Sailing president Dr Ben Tan announced on Wednesday afternoon that he is willing to serve as a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP).

The 46-year-old said: "I have been approached by senior figures in the sports community to be considered for the Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) position. I am deeply humbled by their belief in me, and will be happy to serve if the rest of the sports community feels I am the right representative for the position."

His decision comes after Singapore Modern Pentathlon Association president Nicholas Fang, 38, said he will not be seeking a second term as an NMP.

On Tuesday, Fang was appointed chef de mission for Team Singapore at next year's SEA Games hosted on home soil, alongside Dr Tan Eng Liang.

 
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