Dr Tan Cheng Bock
Starting out as a humble physician in the farming village of Ama Keng, Dr Tan went on to serve as a Member of Parliament for 26 years in the Ayer Rajah constituency before his retirement from politics in 2006.
During his tenure, he spearheaded several key initiatives aimed at improving the lives of everyday Singaporeans.
He lobbied hard for parents to be allowed to use their CPF savings to fund their children’s education, established Credit Counselling together with the Tsao Foundation, and promoted family bonding through the implementation of free parking at HDB car parks on Sundays.
Always believing in the power of diverse opinions and the need for Singaporeans to have a say in the running of the nation, he set up the first governmental feedback unit, known today as REACH, back in 1985.
At 79 years old, Dr Tan has come out of retirement to contest against his former party. He believes that the heavy-handed approach adopted by the regime is stifling Singapore’s progress, and has dedicated himself to mentoring young Singaporeans to build a more inclusive, compassionate and democratic Singapore.
Wang Swee Chuang, PBM
Yuen Kin Pheng, Francis
Leong Mun Wai
Lee Chiu San
Peggie Chua, BBM
Rahman is now a Fellow with the Institution of Fire Engineers UK. He
subsequently did engineering maintenance and design with projects like
IBM Towers andMarco Polo Hotel. and rose to become the Divisional
Manager of WH Brennan, and Regional Manager of Fabristeel Pte Ltd. He is
currently working with Parsons International as the Consulting Engineer
specializing in Fire and Life Safety audit and design.