Famous Politicians from Singapore

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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    • Birthplace: Singapore
    • Nationality: Singapore
    Abdullah bin Tarmugi (Jawi: عبدالله بن ترموڬي; born 25 August 1944) is a former Singaporean politician. He was the Speaker of Parliament and a Member of Parliament (MP) for East Coast Group Representation Constituency (East Coast GRC) from 1996 to 2011.Born to a Javanese father and a Chinese mother, Abdullah's father was a low salaried surveyor's assistant and his grandfather ran a provision shop. Abdullah studied at Raffles Institution and obtained a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Singapore, followed by a post-graduate diploma in urban studies from the University of London in 1972 under a Commonwealth Scholarship. Abdullah has been a MP since 1984, starting out at Siglap constituency and later Bedok Group Representation Constituency (Bedok GRC) from 1991 to 1996. After Bedok GRC and Eunos GRC was merged to form East Coast GRC in 1997, Abdullah still remained in the Siglap ward but under East Coast GRC. Abdullah was the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs from 1994 to 2000 and 2000 to 2002 respectively. Abdullah was also the Deputy Speaker of Parliament from 1989 to 1993 before becoming the Speaker of Parliament on 25 March 2002,.Abdullah announced his retirement from politics on March 24, 2011, prior to the 2011 general elections. In January 2012, Abdullah was appointed to the Presidential Council for Minority Rights by Singapore President Tony Tan and a permanent member by President Halimah Yacob.
  • Albert Winsemius

    Albert Winsemius

    Dec. at 86 (1910-1996)
    • Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
    • Nationality: Singapore
    Albert Winsemius (1910–1996) was a Dutch economist best known for serving as an economic adviser to Singapore from 1961 to 1984. He led the United Nations Survey Mission to Singapore and played a major role in the formulation of Singapore's national economic development strategy.
  • Alvin Yeo
    Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    • Nationality: Singapore
    Alvin Yeo Khirn Hai (born 28 March 1962) is a Singaporean lawyer and former politician.
  • Amy Khor
    Age: 65
    • Nationality: Singapore
    Amy Khor Lean Suan (simplified Chinese: 许连碹; traditional Chinese: 許連碹; pinyin: Xǔ Liánxuàn; born 23 February 1958) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), she is currently the Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (with effect from 1 October 2015), and a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the single-member constituency of Hong Kah North.
  • Andrew Kuan

    Andrew Kuan

    Kuan Yoke Loon, commonly known as Andrew Kuan (simplified Chinese: 关玉麟; traditional Chinese: 關玉麟; pinyin: Guān Yù Lín) 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 Corporation, one of four designated statutory boards that confer eligibility to contest in the presidential elections. Kuan applied to run as a candidate in the 2005 Singapore presidential election. However, his application for a Certificate of Eligibility was rejected as his seniority and responsibility as JTC's Group Chief Financial Officer were, in the opinion of the Presidential Elections Committee, not comparable to those required under the Constitution.
  • Ang Mong Seng

    Ang Mong Seng

    Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Johor, Malaysia
    • Nationality: Singapore
    Ang Mong Seng (simplified Chinese: 洪茂诚; traditional Chinese: 洪茂誠; pinyin: Hóng Mào Chéng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Âng Bō͘-sêng; born 30 September 1949), 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 (Hong Kah GRC) from 2001 to 2011. Ang graduated from the former Nanyang University and worked at the Housing and Development Board during the 1970s. By 1988 he had worked his way up the ranks to become General Manager of Bukit Panjang and later Sembawang Town Councils.In the 2006 general elections, Ang's party, the People's Action Party (PAP), had a walkover as Hong Kah GRC was not contested. In the 2001 general elections, the PAP defeated the Singapore Democratic Party with 79.74% of the votes for Hong Kah GRC. Prior to his stint in Hong Kah GRC, Ang represented Bukit Gombak SMC from 1997 to 2001 where he defeated Ling How Doong from Singapore Democratic Party and a third candidate from the Singapore People's Party in the 1997 general elections. Until 2011, he has sat on four select committees in Parliament. Ang retired from politics prior to the 2011 general elections, and Bukit Gombak ward was absorbed into the newly created Chua Chu Kang GRC while Hong Kah GRC was dissolved.