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Sam Tan (politician)

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Prime Minister  Lee Hsien Loong
Minister  Lawrence Wong
Party  People's Action Party
Prime Minister  Lee Hsien Loong
Role  Politician
Minister  Lim Swee Say
Name  Sam Tan
Prime Minister  Lee Hsien Loong
Nationality  Singaporean

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Born  13 October 1958 (age 57) Singapore (1958-10-13)
Similar People  Lim Chin Siong, Lee Kuan Yew, Toh Chin Chye

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Sam Tan Chin Siong (simplified Chinese: 陈振泉; traditional Chinese: 陳振泉; pinyin: Chén Zhèn Quán, born (1958-10-13)13 October 1958) is a Singaporean politician. He is currently Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, as well as the Ministry of Manpower. He also assumed the role of Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when changes were announced to the Cabinet. He had previously served as a Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Radin Mas Single Member Constituency (Radin Mas SMC).


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Political career

Tan started his political career in the 2006 general election season at Tanjong Pagar GRC. There were no opposition candidates for that ward in that election, resulting in a walkover.

Tan was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and also the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts from July 2009 to October 2009. He was then promoted to Senior Parliamentary Secretary in the same ministries in November 2009. Tan served in that capacity until May 2011.

In 2011, the district within the GRC that he was a member of was carved out as Radin Mas Single Member Constituency (Radin Mas SMC). Tan faced a challenge from veteran Yip Yew Weng of the National Solidarity Party after two other political parties (Reform Party and Singapore Democratic Alliance) withdrew in favour of the NSP. He won by a large margin, garnering 67.10% of the votes.

Tan was appointed Senior Parliamentary Secretary, for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and also the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports in May 2011. He was also appointed Mayor of the Central Singapore District.

On 28 September 2015, it was announced that Tan will be the Ministers of State for Manpower from 1 October 2015.

Non-political career

Tan started his career at the People's Association (PA). From 1992 to 1997, he was the Deputy Executive Director and subsequently Executive Director in 1997 of the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC).

From 2007 to 2009, he was CEO of Business China.

Notable awards

  • PBM (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) Public Service Medal award (2002)
  • Education

  • Tuan Mong High School - (1971–1974)
  • Hwa Chong Junior College - GCE 'A' Level (1975–1976)
  • National University of Singapore - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (1983)
  • References

    Sam Tan (politician) Wikipedia

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