2 new faces in PAP's lineup for Tanjong Pagar GRC

2 new faces in PAP's lineup for Tanjong Pagar GRC
Former public servant Joan Pereira and former senior police officer Melvin Yong.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Two new faces have been introduced to Tanjong Pagar Group Representative Constituency (GRC) on Wednesday morning.

According to media reports, they are former civil servant Joan Pereira, 47, and retired senior police officer Melvin Yong, 43.

They will be joining labour chief Chan Chun Sing, Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah, and backbencher Chia Shi-Lu in the five-member GRC.

Ms Pereira fills the previous seat vacated by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. She is currently an assistant general manager at Temasek Cares, reported The Straits Times.

Mr Yong had officially stepped down from his role as Assistant Commissioner of Police on Aug 16. He takes over the seat currently held by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew, who announced his decision last week to leave politics.

Tanjong Pagar has never been contested since its formation in 1991.

Mr Sam Tan, 56, will be defending his seat in Radin Mas Single Member Constituency (SMC), announced Mr Chan at the press conference.

klim@sph.com.sg

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