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Famous Politicians from Singapore

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List of famous politicians from Singapore, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Singaporean politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Singaporean politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Singapore and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Singapore, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Abdullah Tarmugi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 75
Abdullah bin Tarmugi is a former Singaporean politician. He was the Speaker of Parliament and a Member of Parliament for East Coast Group Representation Constituency from 1996 to 2011. Born to a ...more
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Albert Winsemius is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Albert Winsemius Dec. at 86 (1910-1996)
Albert Winsemius, a Dutch economist, was Singapore's long-time economic advisor from 1961 to 1984. He led the United Nations Survey Mission to Singapore, and was to play a major role in the ...more
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Alvin Yeo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 57
Alvin Yeo Khirn Hai, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. Yeo obtained his LLB from King's College London. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party, Yeo was a Member of ...more
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Amy Khor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 61
Dr. Amy Khor Lean Suan is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party, she is currently the Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Health as well as ...more
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Andrew Kuan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Andrew Kuan
Kuan Yoke Loon, commonly known as Andrew Kuan is the managing director of executive search firm Blue Arrow. From 2001 to 2004, Kuan was the group chief financial officer of the Jurong Town ...more
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Ang Mong Seng is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Ang Mong Seng age 70
Ang Mong Seng, PBM, BBM, is a Malaysian-born Singaporean former politician. He was a Member of Parliament for the Bukit Gombak ward under Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency from 2001 to ...more
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Arthur Fong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Arthur Fong age 55
Arthur Fong Jen is a Singaporean politician and a Member of Parliament representing West Coast Group Representation Constituency. Fong became an MP in 2001 and has represented West Coast GRC ...more
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Balaji Sadasivan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Dec. at 55 (1955-2010)
Dr. Balaji Sadasivan was a Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon of Indian ancestry. He attended Raffles Institution, Siglap Secondary School and National Junior College, and studied medicine ...more
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Benjamin Sheares is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Dec. at 74 (1907-1981)
Benjamin Henry Sheares, GCB, was the second President of Singapore.
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Chan Sek Keong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 82
Chan Sek Keong, DUBC DUT was the third Chief Justice of Singapore, succeeding Chief Justice Yong Pung How on 11 April 2006 and holding office until 6 November 2012. Chan had earlier served as ...more
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Chan Soo Sen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 63
Chan Soo Sen is a Singaporean former politician from the People's Action Party. He has been the Member of Parliament representing the Joo Chiat ward in the East Coast Group Representation ...more
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Chao Hick Tin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 77
Chao Hick Tin, DUBC, DUBC, is an appellate judge in the Supreme Court of Singapore and former Attorney-General of Singapore. He was born in Singapore and studied at Catholic High School. He ...more
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Charles Chong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Charles Chong age 66
Charles Chong You Fook is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party, Chong is a Member of Parliament representing Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency ...more
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Chee Soon Juan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 57
Chee Soon Juan is a Singaporean politician. He is currently the leader of the Singapore Democratic Party. A figure in Singapore's political opposition, Chee has been arrested and jailed several ...more
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Chen Show Mao is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 58
Chen Show Mao, JD, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He is a member of the opposition Workers' Party, and has been a member of parliament for the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency ...more
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Chia Thye Poh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 78
Dr Chia Thye Poh is a Singaporean former political prisoner. Detained under the Internal Security Act of Singapore for allegedly conducting pro-communist activities against the government, he ...more
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Chiam See Tong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 84
Chiam See Tong is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He is the country's longest-serving opposition Member of Parliament, having represented the constituency of Potong Pasir in Parliament from ...more
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Chin Tet Yung is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Chin Tet Yung age 68
A/P Chin Tet Yung is a Singaporean Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC, and also served previously as the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law.
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Christopher de Souza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 43
Christopher de Souza is a member of the Singapore Parliament and a practising litigation partner at the Singapore-based law firm Lee & Lee. He is a representative of the People's Action ...more
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Cynthia Phua is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Cynthia Phua age 61
Cynthia Phua Siok Gek is a former Singaporean Member of Parliament who has represented Aljunied GRC from 2001 to 2011, when she was voted out of Parliament in Singapore's 11th General Election. ...more
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David Marshall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Dec. at 87 (1908-1995)
David Saul Marshall was a politician and lawyer from Singapore who served as Singapore's first Chief Minister from 1955 to 1956. He was the founder of Workers' Party of Singapore, one of the two ...more
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Davinder Singh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 62
Davinder Singh Sachdev, SC, is one of Singapore's foremost trial and appellate lawyer, having attained the title of Senior Counsel in 1997, and having been described by Asia Pacific Legal 500 ...more
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Denise Phua is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
age 60
Denise Phua Lay Peng is a Singaporean politician and disability rights activist. After a successful corporate career spanning two decades, she became the president of the Autism Resource Centre ...more
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Devan Nair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Dec. at 82 (1923-2005)
Devan Nair Chengara Veetil, also known as C. V. Devan Nair, was a Singaporean politician, as a member of the People's Action Party who became the third President of Singapore. He was elected by ...more
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Dileep Nair is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Singapore
Dileep Nair
Dileep Nair was the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services and head of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services. In that capacity, he oversaw ...more