The candidates: Opposition

Seeking to be voice for 'sandwiched generation'

Mr Law Kim Hwee is in the joint DPP-SPP team contesting Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.
Mr Law Kim Hwee is in the joint DPP-SPP team contesting Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Law Kim Hwee, 55

Occupation: Former sales and marketing manager

Family: Married to a teacher, 50, with three children, aged 23, 24 and 25

Education: Master of Business Administration from Strathclyde University, Glasgow

Hobbies: Running and cycling

Why politics?

I feel it's time for me to step up as the opportunity has arisen with SPP's support. The parliamentary avenue gives me a better platform to have my thoughts and ideas shared with people.

Why you?

My career progression mirrors many Singaporean PMETs, so I can speak up on their behalf. I also have a background in finance and management, and have blogged about these issues.

What issues will you focus on?

I will be speaking up very strongly for what I call the "sandwiched generation": people around my age who have to look after their kids, their elderly parents - many who don't have CPF - and also look after themselves for retirement.

Favourite spot in Singapore?

I enjoy running in MacRitchie Reservoir.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2015, with the headline 'Seeking to be voice for 'sandwiched generation''. Print Edition | Subscribe