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News & Opinion Electoral Boundaries « Candidate Profiles » Multimedia
Singapore Democratic Alliance
Abdul Rahman Mohamad, 54
  • Freelance fire-safety consultant
  • Attained professional certificate in fire-safety engineering from Britain's Institute of Fire Engineers in 1978
Fong Chin Leong, 37
  • Engineer in a fire safety services company
  • Married with two children
Ishak Haroun, 42
  • Real estate agent at a local property company
  • Completed GCE 'A' Levels at Systematic Business Training Centre; completed IEA course
  • Married with four children
Lee Hock Huat, 25
  • Logistics officer
  • Commitee member of Youth Impact, residents' affairs
  • Has a diploma in business administration from Singapore Polytechnic, Bachelor of Business in business administration from RMIT University in Australia
  • Single
Lim Bak Chuan, Desmond, 38
  • Principal engineer in M1
  • Assistant secretary-general of Singapore People's Party, assistant secretary-general of Singapore Democratic Alliance and Youth Impact president
  • Has a Masters in engineering management from the University of Wollongong in Sydney
  • Married with no children
Lim Tung Hee, Arthero, 51
  • Filmmaker
  • Married with one child
Mohamad Hamim Aliyas, 43
  • Property executive at Asia Premier Property Consultants
  • Has a diploma in interactive media, AEC Education Group
  • Divorced with three children; now engaged
Muhamad Ali Aman, 39
  • Owns an estate management company
  • Has a degree in business information systems by distance learning from University of Phoenix, Arizona, and Bachelor of Computer and Information Science from University of Technology, Malaysia
  • Married with two children
Ng Say Eng, Edmund, 33
  • Owns Infinique Technologies, a recruitment agency which finds workers for the IT sector
  • Married with one child
Ong Beng Soon, Elvin, 27
  • Estate officer at Potong Pasir Town Council; sales executive
  • SPP Youth Impact vice-president
  • Has a diploma in mechatronics from Singapore Polytechnic
  • Single
Ong Hock Siong, 59
  • Marketing adviser for South-east Asia with Beijing Bonus Technology, a China based company that makes fuel additives
  • Has a degree in government and public administration from Nanyang University, and a diploma in port and shipping administration from the University of Wales' Institute of Science and Technology
  • Married with two children
Tan Lead Shake, 37
  • Senior network administrator in a multinational company
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer and Information Science) degree from NUS
  • Married with two children
Teo Kway Huang, Sebastian, 57
  • Executive director and chief consultant, Knight Royal Management International
  • Vice-president, National Solidarity Party, chairman of the Singapore Democratic Alliance election planning committee
  • Studied in The Chinese High; has a honours degree in geography from Nanyang University, MBA from NUS; currently pursuing a PhD in business management at the University of Southern Queensland
  • Married with two children
Yen Kim Khooi, 51
  • Administrative officer
  • Treasurer of Singapore Democratic Alliance and Singapore People's' Party
  • Divorced with two children
Yeo Boon Keng, Vincent, 52
  • Managing director, Asiachem Chemicals
  • Studied at St Joseph's Institution; has a BSc in chemical engineering from then University of Singapore, MSc and PhD in biochemical engineering from University of Birmingham, and MBA from University of Aston, Britain
  • Married with four children
Workers' Party
Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman, 66
  • Technical officer at Hougang Town Council
  • Vice-Chairman of Workers' Party's Executive Council
  • Married with a 16-year-old son
Abdul Salim bin Harun, 24
  • Sales coordinator (retail), Wing Tai Holdings
  • Graduated from ITE East (Yishun), specialising in wafer fabrication
  • Single
Chia Ti Lik, 32
  • Lawyer, has a degree in Law from NUS
  • Assistant Organising Secretary of Workers' Party
  • Vice President, The WP Youth Wing
  • Married with no children
Goh Meng Seng, 36
  • Runs a computer retail business, Madcow Computers
  • Honours degree in economics from NUS
  • Assistant Organising Secretary of Workers' Party
  • Subscribes strongly to democratic socialism
  • Married with a two-year-old daughter
James Gomez, 41
  • Political analyst with International IDEA, a think-tank based in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Founder of Think Centre
  • Second Assistant Secretary General of the Workers' Party
  • Holds a honours degree in political science from NUS
  • Married with no children
Glenda Han, 29
  • Owner and operator of Les Chameaux, a cocktail bar at Robertson Quay
  • Founded the gift and homeware chain Ig’s Heaven in 1999
  • Member of the Executive Committee for the Workers' Party’s Youth Wing
  • Majored in economics and Japanese studies in NUS
  • Single
Lee Wai Leng, 26
  • Editorial and translation executive
  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from NUS
  • Secretary of Hougang Constituency Committee
Lian Chin Way, 36
  • Regional business manager, TTPCOM
  • Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Singapore Poly;
    Honours degree in Science from the University of London
  • Married with one son
Sylvia Lim, 41
  • Law lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic and manager at its business school
  • Chairman of Workers' Party
  • Was a Police Inspector 1991 - 1994; active in investigation work
  • Honours degree in law from NUS; Master of Law from University of London
  • Single
Gopal Krishnan, 52
  • Senior housing maintenance inspector
  • Chairman of Indian Cultural Sub-committee of Hougang Constituency Committee
Mohd Rahizan bin Yaacob, 49
  • Businessman
  • Holds a Certificate in Islamic Studies
  • Holds a Certificate in Organisational Management & Administration from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Council Member of Workers' Party
Poh Lee Guan (Dr), 44
  • Senior lecturer in private school on management and related subjects for undergraduate and master programs
  • First Assistant Secretary-General of Workers' Party
  • Stood as Workers' Party candidate for Nee Soon East constituency and secured 26.3% of valid votes
Siow Wei Min, Brandon, 30
  • Management associate with PSA Corp
  • Key account manager, Singapore Airlines Cargo
  • Honours degree in Political Science, NUS
  • Married with no children
Tan Bin Seng (Dr), 54
  • Doctor, specialises in Occupational Medicine
  • Healthcare Marketing Consultant
  • Medical degree from then University of Singapore and a master's in science from NUS
  • Was Party Chairman from 1992 to 2003
  • Married with two sons aged 27 and 19
Tan Heng Chong, Eric , 50
  • General manager, RBC Dexia Investor Services Global
  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, NUS; MBA (Distinction) from University of Michigan
  • Married with three children
Melvin Tan, 31
  • Secretary of WP Youth Wing, WP CEC member
  • Diploma in computer studies, Informatics; Advanced certificate in industrial relations, Ong Teng Cheong Institute of Labour Studies
  • Married with no children
Tan Wui-Hua , 39
  • Chief Financial Officer of an Australian MNC based in Singapore
  • Holds a Master of Business in Professional Accounting from Victoria University of Technology
  • Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors as well as the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Workers' Party’s treasurer as well as the President of the party’s Youth Wing
  • Married with one child
Tong Tzee Kwang, Perry, 34
  • Management consultant with the US-based Hackett Group
  • Co-treasurer of Eastern Area Committee
  • Political science degree from the University of California in Berkeley (graduated among top 10 in cohort)
Yaw Shin Leong, 30
  • E-business analyst, local IT company
  • BA (Merit) Degree in Political Science and Sociology from NUS; MBA from University of New South Wales
  • Student leader, grassroots leader in Potong Pasir
  • Married with no children
People's Action Party (new candidates)
Baey Yam Keng, 35
  • Former Director of Creative Industries Singapore at MICA, and Second Director of Planning at the National Arts Council
  • Founding president of local theatre group The ETCeteras
  • Master in Biochemical Engineering from University College London
  • Honours degree in Biotechnology from Imperial College London
  • Married with two daughters and a son, aged between 1 to 6
Christopher de Souza, 30
  • Lawyer in Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department of Lee & Lee
  • Councillor for Central CDC
  • Involved in volunteer youth work through Eurasian Association and was active in the Mendaki befriender's programme
  • Played tournaments for Singapore National Men's Hockey Team in 1997 and 2005; captains a club in the local hockey league
  • Masters of Law (Distinction) from University of Oxford
  • First class honours degree in law from King's College London; top joint student of his class
  • Received Jelf Medal for his athletic, social and academic contributions to the University
  • Married
Grace Fu Hai Yien, 42
  • Chief Executive Officer for South-east Asia and Japan, PSA International (PSA)
  • Board member, Nanyang Girls' High School
  • Promotes volunteerism in PSA -- Beyond Social Services adopted as part of corporate charity programme, staff encouraged to volunteer
  • Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK and Non-Practising Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Singapore
  • Master in Business Administration (Gold medal) from National University of Singapore
  • Honours degree in Accountancy from NUS
  • Married with three children
Hri Kumar, 39
  • Director, Drew & Napier
  • Counsellor, Taman Jurong meet-the-people session
  • Aide to Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam in constituency activities
  • Youngest of 9 children
  • Married to a director of Ernst & Young
  • Bachelor of Laws from National University of Singapore
  • Took Chinese as a 2nd language
Lam Pin Min (Dr), 36
  • Associate Consultant in Department of Ophthalmology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Member, Citizen's Consultative Committee, Radin Mas
  • Councillor, Central Singapore Community Development Council
  • Chairman, Disability sub-committee of Social Service Development Committee
  • Founding member, Director of Compass Welfare foundation
  • Part of evacuation and rescue in Singapore Airlines crash in Taipei in 2000 and SilkAir crash in Palembang in 1997
  • Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Diploma in Aviation Medicine, United Kingdom
  • Married with two daughters
Fatimah Lateef (Dr), 40
  • Consultant Emergency Physician, Singapore General Hospital
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Studied in NUS Medical School, University of Cinccinati / Medical College of Virginia
  • Board of Directors, Mercy Relief
  • National healthcare Humanity Award 2005
  • Outstanding Young Person Award 2006
Lee Bee Wah, 45
  • Principal Partner of LBW Consultants LLP
  • Assistant secretary of Kebun Baru Citizen's Consultative Committee
  • Chairman of the Inter-Racial Confidence Circle
  • Member of the Professional Engineers Board
  • President of the Nanyang Technological University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association
  • Master of Science in Maritime Civil Engineering from University of Liverpool
  • Degree in Civil Engineering from Nanyang Technological University
  • Married with two children
  • Eldest in a family of six; parents worked as rubber-tappers in a Malacca rubber plantation
Lee Geck Hoon, Ellen, 48
  • Advocate and Solicitor
  • Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centres, Centre for Promoting Alternatives to Violence volunteer
  • Served the late Mr S. Rajaratnam in Kg Glam
  • Legislative Assistant of former MP Chng Hee Kok
  • LL.B (Hons) from National University of Singapore
  • Married to a businessman
Lee Yi Shyan, 44
  • Chairman and Director of IE Singapore Holdings and CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd
  • Former CEO of IE Singapore (resigned on April 2)
  • Senior Advisor to the Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Centre
  • International Economic Advisor to the Shaanxi Provincial Government
  • Trustee of Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation
  • Active in church
  • Completed executive management programmes at Harvard Business School, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore
  • Studied in Mee Toh Primary School, Maris Stella High School, Hwa Chong Junior College
  • Married with two children
Liang Eng Hwa, 42
  • Managing Director, Global Financial Markets, DBS Bank
  • Married with three children
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from University of Melbourne
  • Public Service Medal (2005)
  • Member, Feedback Supervisory Panel, Feedback Unit
Lim Biow Chuan, 43
  • Sole proprietor of own law firm, Lim BC & Co
  • Married with two daughters
  • Studied in National University of Singapore, Law Faculty
  • Member, Public Transport Council
  • Branch Secretary, Jalan Besar PAP Branch
Lim Wee Kiak (Dr), 37
  • Consultant eye surgeon, Singapore National Eye Centre
  • Married with three children
  • Served in SAF humanitarian missions to Sumatra and East Timor
  • Public Service Medal 2003
  • Member of COMPASS, Ministry of Education
Lui Tuck Yew, Rear-Admiral (NS), 44
  • Former Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Development Board
  • Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port authority in 2003
  • Chief of Navy, having served in the Republic of Singapore Navy for 20 years
  • Family involved in providing pet-assisted therapy to residents at Bishan Home and IMH
  • Masters degree in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Degree in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge
  • Married with two children
Masagos Zulkifli, 42
  • Vice-President of SingTel Satellite Group
  • President of Perdaus (Singapore Adult Religious-Students Association)
  • Member of Centre for Contemporary Islamic Studies
  • 1st class honours degree in Electrical Enginnering from Nanyang Technological University
  • Married with four children
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim (Dr), 38
  • Assistant professor and programme director, Master of Science (Real Estate), department of real estate, NUS
  • Married with two children
  • Studied in National University of Singapore, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
  • Council Member, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS)
  • Member, Advisory Board and Discharge Committee, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports
  • Member, Committee on Strengthening Racial Harmony in Schools, Ministry of Education
Michael Palmer, 37
  • Equity Partner of law firm Harry Elias Partnership
  • Honorary legal adviser to the Academy of Principals, Singapore and Eurasian Association
  • Chaired fund-raising committee 2005 for The Society for the Physically Disabled
  • Assists in Meet-the-People Sessions in the Holland-Bukit Panjang constituency
  • Board member of Singapore Anti-Tuberculosis Association
  • Graduated with Honours in Law from University College London, University of London
  • Married with one son
Phua Lay Peng, Denise , 46
  • Full-time volunteer
  • President, Autism Resource Centre
  • School supervisor/ Acting Principal, Pathlight School
  • Married with two children
  • MBA from Golden Gate University, USA; Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management, SIM
  • Founding Partner/Regional Managing Director, Centre for Effective Leadership ( Asia)
  • Founded Pathlight School, first autism school in Singapore
Seah Kian Peng, 44
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer, NTUC Fairprice Cooperative
  • Jurong Central Citizens' Consultative Committee member
  • 163rd Advanced Mangement Programme attendee, Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor of Building from University of New South Wales
  • Married with two children
Tan Chin Siong, 47
  • Executive Director of the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC)
  • Involved in community work over the last 10 years, served in more than 20 voluntary committees
  • Awarded Public Service Medal (PBM)
  • Served in more than 20 voluntary committees including citizens' consultative committee, community club committee, town council, college advisory committee, clan association and a number of committees under Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sport, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Manpower
  • Honours degree in Arts and Social Scienes, from the National University of Singapore
  • Married with two children
Tan Soon Neo, Jessica , 39
  • General Manager, Enterprise and Partner Group, Asia Pacific Region for Microsoft Operations
  • Last position held in IBM was Director, Networking Services, IBM Global Services, Asia Pacific.
  • Graduated with Honours Degree from National University of Singapore, majoring in Sociology and Economics
  • Married with three children
Josephine Teo, 38
  • Director, Human Resources, NTUC
  • Married with three children
  • Studied in National University of Singapore, London School of Economics
  • Was Director of Human Resources at A*STAR
  • Awarded Company Business Impact Award in 1997
Teo Ser Luck, 37
  • General Manager of MNC
  • Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University
  • Active in Chong Pang and Punggol South branches of Sembawang and Pasir Ris-Punggol GRCs
  • Panel resource member of GPC for Transport
  • Board Director of NTUC Healthcare Cooperative
  • Married with two children
Yeo Khirn Hai, Alvin , 44
  • Senior Counsel, Managing Partner of Wong Partnership and Joint Managing Director of Clifford Chance Wong
  • Married with two children
  • Educated in King's College, University of London, Inns of Court School of Law
  • Member, Appeals Advisory Panel, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Member, Regional Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Zaqy Mohamad, 31
  • Regional Director, Solutions (South-East Asia)
  • Married with two children
  • Masters in Financial Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
  • Certificate in Computational Finance, Carnegie Mellon
  • NTU Students’ Union President (served two terms)
  • Social Development Feedback Group, Feedback Unit