SINGAPORE - A total of 36 proposal forms have been sent to the Special Select Committee on Nominations for Appointment as Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) of the 12th Parliament since an invitation for submissions was made on April 15.
The Special Select Committee will be meeting to consider eligible candidates in July 2014. When finalised, the list of persons nominated by the committee will be forwarded to the President for his appointment.
The committee had invited the general public and functional groups to submit names of persons for its consideration for appointment as NMPs. The closing date for the submission of names was May 20, 2014.
Out of the 36 proposal forms received, 22 were from the general public; and 14 were from the seven functional groups representing organisations from business and industry; the professions; the labour movement; social service organisations; civic and people sector; tertiary education institutions; and media, arts and sports.
The Special Select Committee said on Monday that it has consulted with elected Members of Parliament, seeking their views and comments on the persons proposed in accordance with section 2(3) of the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of Singapore. Views of the referees on the persons proposed have also been obtained.
Members of the Special Select Committee are:
- Speaker Halimah Yacob (Chairman)
- Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister of Defence and Leader of the House
-Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Dr Janil Puthucheary
- Ms Ellen Lee
- Low Thia Khiang
- Masagos Zulkifli BMM, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Ms Sim Ann, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications and Information