16 appointed to National Council on Problem Gambling committee

SINGAPORE - The Acting Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Chan Chun Sing, has appointed members to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) for the next two-year term starting from August 31.

The 16-member committee will continue to be chaired by Mr Lim Hock San and will add 7 new members while 4 others will be retiring after having served 6 to 8 years each.

The committee comprises of members with a wide range of expertise in psychiatry, psychology, social services, legal, rehabilitative services and counselling.

NCPG was created in August 2005 and provides advice and feedback to the Government on social concerns relating to problem gambling in Singapore

It also plays a key role in supporting and implementing programmes on public education and outreach, stakeholder consultation, responsible gambling, research, and prevention and treatment services for problem gamblers and their families.

The council also oversees the application and execution of casino exclusion s and casino visit limit s in accordance with the Casino Control Act.


Mr Lim Hock San (Chairman)

President & CEO, United Industrial Corporation Ltd

Professor David Chan

Lee Kuan Yew Fellow, Professor of Psychology & Director, Behavioural Sciences Institute, Singapore Management University

Mr Goh Joon Seng

Consultant, Lee & Lee Advocates & Solicitors

Dr Lim Yun Chin

Consultant Psychiatrist, Raffles Counselling Centre, Raffles Hospital

A/P Fred Long Foo Yee

Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Psychology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

Mr Ng Seng Liang

Training Consultant, Home Team School of Criminal Investigation, Singapore Police Force

Dr Andrew Peh Lai Huat

Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, Changi General Hospital

Mr Gerald Singham

Partner, Rodyk & Davidson LLP

Mr Tan Kian Hoon

Managing Director, Suntec Real Estate Consultants Pte Ltd & Chairman, National Crime Prevention Council

New Appointments:

Mr Amrin Amin

Lawyer, Watson, Farley and Williams

Mr Kua Soon Khe

Chief Executive, Singapore Buddhist Federation

Ms Annie Lee

Executive Secretary, Association for Professionals Specialising in Addiction Counselling (APSAC), Singapore

Mr Ling Kin Huat

Vice President, Taoist Federation (Singapore)

Mdm Teo Lin Lee

Company Director, Meishin International

Mr P Thirunal Karasu

Director, Singcorp International Pte Ltd

Professor Brenda Yeoh

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore