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Singapore’s total Ministerial salaries cost $53 million a year, and are TAX FREE!
Of course these Singapore salaries cannot compare to the "compensation" dispensed to U.S. politicos.
The Clintons are now worth US$2 billion, and Obama is receiving $65 million for his yet to be written memoirs.
The difference is that Singapore ministers do a great job, while the Clintons and Obama did not.
One Singapore Dollar = US$0.72 approx
According to state media TodayOnline, the latest round of promotion will see 22 full Ministers and 9 Senior Minister of State – the highest headcount ever. The total costs amounted to S$53 million a year, based on States Times Review’s calculations.
Ministers with different portfolios will only be counted once, and the calculation is as follow:
Prime Minister – S$2.2 million
Deputy PM – S$1.87 million
Minister MR1 – S$1.76 million
Minister MR2 – S$1.54 million
Minister MR3 – S$1.32 million
Minister MR4 – S$1.1 million
Senior Minister of State – S$0.93 million
Minister of State – S$0.77 million
Mayor – S$0.66 million
Senior Parliamentary Secretary – S$0.57
Parliamentary Secretary – S$0.41
As no MR grading are declared to the public, all full ministers heading a full ministry are ranked as MR1.
Here are the workings:
PRESIDENT (S$1.54 million a year) Tony Tan – President (S$1.54 million)
PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (S$9.54 million a year)
Lee Hsien Loong – Prime Minister (S$2.2 million)
Teo Chee Hean – Deputy Prime Minister (S$1.87 million)
Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Deputy Prime Minister (S$1.87 million)
Chan Chun Sing – Full Minister, PMO (S$1.1 million)
Heng Chee How – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)
New* Josephine Teo– Full Minister of State (S$1.1 million)
New* Desmond Lee – Full Minister of State (S$1.1 million)
SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT (S$0.71 million a year)
Halimah Yaccob – Speaker of Parliament (S$0.55 million)
Charles Chong – Deputy Speaker of Parliament (S$0.08 million)
Seah Kian Peng – Deputy Speaker of Parliament (S$0.08 million)
DEFENSE (S$3.82 million a year)
Ng Eng Hen – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Maliki Osman – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million)
Ong Ye Kung – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million)
FOREIGN AFFAIRS (S$1.76 million a year)
Vivian Balakrishnan – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Josephine Teo – Second Minister (S$1.1 million counted under Full Minister of State in PMO)
Maliki Osman – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million counted under Defence)
HOME AFFAIRS (S$2.33 million a year)
K Shanmugam – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Desmond Lee – Minister of State (S$1.1 million counted under Minister of State in PMO)
Amrin Amin – Parliamentary Secretary (S$572,000)
TRADE AND INDUSTRY (S$5.02 million a year)
Lim Hng Kiang – Trade Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
S Iswaran – Industry Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
*New Koh Poh Koon – Senior Minister of State (S$935,000)
Low Yen Ling – Parliamentary Secretary (S$572,000)
FINANCE (S$2.69 million a year)
Heng Swee Keat – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Indranee Rajah – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million counted under Law)
Sim Ann – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million)
MANPOWER (S$2.53 million a year)
Lim Swee Say – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Sam Tan – Minister of State (S$0.77 million)
TRANSPORT (S$1.76 million a year)
Khaw Boon Wan – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Ng Chee Meng – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1million counted under Education Full Minister)
*New Lam Pin Min – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million counted under Health)
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (S$1.76 million a year)
Lawrence Wong – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Desmond Lee – Second Minister (S$1.1 million counted under Senior Minister of State in PMO)
*New Koh Poh Koon – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million counted under Trade)
COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION (S$1.76 million a year)
Yaacob Ibrahim – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
*New Chee Hong Tat – Senior Minister of State (S$935,000 counted under Health)
Janil Puthucheary – Senior Minister of State (S$935,000 counted under Education)
ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES (S$2.69 million a year)
Masagos Zulkifli – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Amy Khor – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million)
LAW (S$2.69 million a year)
K Shanmugam – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million counted under Home Affairs)
Indranee Rajah – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million)
HEALTH (S$3.62 million a year)
Gan Kim Yong – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Amy Khor – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million counted under Environment)
*New Lam Pin Min – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million)
*New Mr Chee Hong Tat – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million)
Amrin Amin – Parliamentary Secretary
EDUCATION (S$5.02 million a year)
Ng Chee Meng – Full Minister (Schools) MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Ong Ye Kung – Full Minister (Higher Education and Skills) MR1 (S$1.76 million)
New* Janil Puthucheary – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million)
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim – Senior Parliamentary Secretary (S$0.57 million)
Low Yen Ling – Parliamentary Secretary (counted under Trade and Industry)
SOCIAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (S$1.76 million a year)
Tan Chuan-Jin – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim – Senior Parliamentary Secretary (counted under SPS Education)
CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND YOUTH (S$2.17 million a year)
Grace Fu – Minister MR1 (S$1.76 million)
Sim Ann – Senior Minister of State (S$0.93 million counted under Finance)
Baey Yam Keng – Parliamentary Secretary (S$0.41)
The above calculation includes various bonuses, according to the public service division:
Annual Salary = Fixed (13 months) + Annual Variable Component (AVC) (typically 1 mont
h) + Individual Performance Bonus (typically 3 months
for good performance) + National Bonus (typically 3 months if targets are
met) = 20 months in a typical year.
the Singapore politicians receive extra pay as appointed company directors!
United States: President: US$400,000, with US$50,000 expenses
Vice President: US$202,900
Cabinet Secretaries: US$157,000 - $186,600
Secretary of State: $186,600
United Kingdom: Prime Minister: US$279,000
Australia: Prime Minister: US$229,000
Hong Kong: Prime Minister: US$516,000
Japan: Prime Minister: US$$359,000
Canada: Prime Minister: US$246,000
Germany: Prime Minister: US$303,000
France: Prime Minister: US$318,000
Singapore's Super Governmental Retirement Benefits
The Parliamentary Pensions Act provides that "office holders" (which means "Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Speaker, Senior Minister, Minister, Senior Minister of State, Minister of State, Mayor, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Parliamentary Secretary or Political Secretary").
The Act has a formula for payment of the amount of pension. You start with a numerator of 8 (meaning 8 years of service as office holder) and add 1 for every year of service after that. You divide this number by a fixed denominator of 27, and you stop when the number hits 2/3rds, which means that anyone who has 18 years’ service will hit maximum pension. The amount that is due to him FOR LIFE is found at section 4:
Section 4(2) The annual amount of pension payable to an office-holding Member shall be —
(a) in respect of every completed year of reckonable service in any office, or where he has served in more than one office in each office, at the rate of one-twenty-seventh (1/27) of his annual salary in that
(b) in respect of any remaining uncompleted year of reckonable service in any office, or where he has
served in more than one office in each office, at the rate of one-three-hundred and twenty-fourth (1/324) part of his annual salary for each completed month of reckonable service in that office.
(2A) The annual pension payable to any office-holding Member under subsection (2) shall not exceed two-thirds of the highest annual salary of any office held by him.
(3) Subject to sections 13 and 15, a pension granted under this section shall continue for the life of the person to whom it is payable but shall not be payable in respect of any period during which he is again an office-holding Member; at the end of that period the pension shall again be payable and shall be re-computed with the addition of that period to the period of his former reckonable service as an office-holding Member.
(4) For the purposes of subsections (2) and (2A), “annual salary”, in relation to any office, means the annual equivalent of the highest monthly rate of salary (excluding any non-pensionable allowances) received by an office-holding Member during any period of reckonable service as a holder of that office.
Astonishing, isn't it, that the pension is payable based on the "Highest annual salary of any office held by him" and "highest monthly rate of salary." So, it doesn't matter that the MP was a low ranking parliamentary secretary for 17 years, and then became a multi-million $ minister for 1 year. His pension will be based on 2/3rds of his salary as a minister, as that is his highest annual salary of any office held by him. So, it also doesn't matter that there are occasional reductions in salary during recessions, since their pension is based on their highest annual salary.
On this basis, SM / PM / MM will get 2/3rd x S$3 million for the rest of their lives. If they are eligible for pension and they are still serving, they get both salary plus pension concurrently. (see section 5).
And yes! Pensions are exempt from income tax? This is stated in the Income Tax Act!
It gets even better!!! The Act says that the pension can be commutated. This means that it is paid in 1 lump sum instead of monthly payments for life. The lump sum is equivalent to 175.14 months of pension, i.e. 14.6 years of pension. It doesn't matter that the minister asks for it because he has terminal cancer and has 3 months to live. He will get 14.6 years of pension paid to him in a single payment, and it will be tax free. If MM's pension is based on 2.5 million (conservative estimate), his commutated pension is $36.5 million. Can buy a GCB with it, without any bank loan!
This is a real scandal. It was horrifying when Goh Chok Tong proposed recently that ministers serve 8 years only, and new ones come in. It means that the pool of multi-million dollar pension earners will get bigger and bigger! It will add to the financial burden of future generations of Singaporeans having to pay for the pensions of people who have already been paid too much during their terms of office.
Who in the private sector is entitled to such a pension? And yet the ministers, etc are collecting tax free pensions on top of their world's highest salaries.
Incidentally, all Admin Service officers, Sr. Police & Military Officers and High Court Judges are still entitled to pensions in the same manner.
...there are further, less well-known and far more shadowy, aspects about Lee Kuan Yew that the general public is not cognisant of. For some while now I have been in possession of a copy of a Certificate of Deposit for 792,000 kilograms of Platinum that is dated July 2, 1972 and bears the passport sized photograph, thumbprint and name of – yes, you guessed – Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.
The certificate and accompanying documents - which run to several dozen pages - contain some of the usual spelling and typographical mistakes (for example, “Jhonson & Mathew” instead of Johnson & Mathey) that have become the trademark of these “deniable” bullion certificates that bear the names of famous people, heads of state and politicians etc.
Clearly, Lee Kuan Yew has been part of the Black Eagle gold story for the past thirty years and the phenomenal growth of Singapore as a model and powerhouse of new business ventures - and as an enduring Asian success story – may well be predicated on metal plundered during WWII?
Interestingly, some of the bullion and other assets plundered by the Japanese during the war came from Singapore.
See my The Secret Gold Treaty for details of the purposeful typographical mistakes on these certificates – See also Seagrave’s Gold Warriors in which observes the same “deniability” phenomena.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Lee Hsien Loong is also Deputy Chairman of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). The GIC holds most of Singapore's foreign reserves. The amount of money is a secret - only Lee Hsien Loong and his daddy know..
Former Singapore President Ong Teng Cheong was removed because he attempted to determine the location and amount of Singapore's reserves.
Mdm Ho Ching
Wife of the Prime Minister
(the world's most expensive wife)
One tough cookie! CEO of Temasek Holdings (among other things)
Ho Ching (born March 27, 1953) is the Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings (since 2002). She is married to the current Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong.
Ho first joined Temasek Holdings as a Director in January 2002 then became its Executive Director in May 2002 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2004. As of 2016, she is listed as the 30th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
Charles Goodyear IV was once hired to replace Ho Ching when she was head of Temasek. Was he an imposter??? Shortly thereafter Goodyear left Temasek and disappeared.
Then there was the hiring of the mysterious Charles Waterhouse "Chip" Goodyear IV
by Ho Ching for Temasek
Questions arose about Goodyear's real identity and his bribe involving the UN food-for-Oil programme - stealing from the Iraqi poor.
On our blog we wrote two articles on Goodyear in February 2009:
Goodyear seems to have disappeared. In hiding? Plastic surgery for a new identity?
Chua Sock Koong
Cousin of the Lees
Updated 22 December, 2017
CEO of Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel)
& Member of Singapore's powerful Public Service Commission
Chua Sock Koong is the daughter of Chua Siang Chin, Singapore's former Minister of Health, and so is a cousin of the Lees.
Ms Chua Sock Koong was appointed Group CEO of Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) on 1 April 2007. She oversees SingTels three key businesses - Singapore, Australia and International. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Group CEO from October 2006 to March 2007.
Sock Koong is an Executive Director of SingTel and a Board member of Bharti Airtel Limited. She is also a member of the Singapore Management University (SMU) Board of Trustees, the Public Service Commission and the Corporate Governance Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Brigadier-General Lee Hsien Yang
Updated 22 December, 2017
Brother of the Prime Minister
Son of the former Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew
Happier days with the family
Lee Hsien Yang, the younger brother of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has revealed he is “being forced to leave the country” amid a dispute over the future of the family home of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at 38 Oxley Road.
"I am looking to move on and wake up from what feels almost like an Orwellian nightmare. The cabinet has just put out a note and talked about some of the things. What is the cabinet committee doing on 38 Oxley Road notwithstanding our settlement with Loong? Why is there even a Cabinet committee when PM Lee (Hsien Loong) had announced in Parliament that so long as (Hsien Yang's younger sister) Wei Ling is living there, nothing needs to be done? Why when the Government says the government of the day will decide when Lee Wei Ling is no longer (living there) ... is the Government of today convening this Cabinet committee?"
On 14 June 2017 Lee Wei Ling, Lee Hsien Loong's sister, responded on Facebook to the general public.
"I am out of Singapore, with erratic and slow internet connection. The article that appeared in the Singapore press gave PM's version of the story. Our letter was carefully vetted by our lawyers and obviously not in my own voice.
My American friend who is the tour leader of my Scottish island holiday thought it a family quarrel. If it were merely a family affair, we would not have taken it public. The main message is not Hsien Yang & I fearing what PM will do to us. The most important point I want to put across is if PM can misuse his official power to abuse his siblings who can fight back, what else can he do to ordinary citizens. But our lawyer edited that main message out, and as Hsien Yang got most of the bullying, he could not help but allow his emotion to be expressed in the press statement. That is what led my American friend to conclude that it is a family quarrel.
38 Oxley Road was bought by my parents, it is for them to decide what its fate is. My Father (Lee Kuan Yew) had told us, his children, repeatedly, that being family property, there is no need to donate to charity if Oxley were sold. Hsien Loong, as a condition for selling the house to Hsien Yang, and in his attempt to punish Hsien Yang for blocking what he wants to do with the house, stipulated that in addition to paying Hsien Loong the market value of the house, he must also donate 50% of that value to charity.
Hsien Loong and Ho Ching are finally showing their true colours. I think these Colours show them unsuitable as PM and most certainly as PM's wife of Singapore."
Lee Hsien Loong Strikes Back
SINGAPORE – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LHL) has made an official statement through his personal lawyer on the background facts surrounding the saga involving his siblings, Lee Wei Ling (LWL) and Lee Hsien Yang (LHY), with a detailed chronological sequence of events pertaining to the wills written by their father, the late Lee Kuan Yew (LKY).
In my siblings’ statement issued at about 2am on 14 June, they referred to my representations to the Ministerial Committee, in particular the questions I raised on the circumstances leading to Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s execution of the last will and the inclusion of the demolition clause. They claimed that these are baseless accusations and misrepresentations, which they had refuted in 2015. They also alleged that I had motives for raising those questions. This is untrue.
The Cabinet Secretary has confirmed that the Committee had “received representations from [me] on various facts and circumstances in relation to how Mr Lee’s last will was prepared”, and that my siblings had not responded to the Committee’s questions about how the last will was prepared and “the role that Mrs Lee Suet Fern and lawyers from her legal firm played in preparing the [L]ast [W]ill”. He added that my siblings have said “they will only be able to reply at the earliest by the end of June”, and have not confirmed that they will put their position in the form of a statutory declaration, as I have done.
I had hoped that I could defer considering this matter further until after I return from leave. But my siblings have continued to give interviews and make allegations against me. This makes it untenable for me not to respond publicly to the allegations and to explain why I have serious questions about how my father’s Last Will was prepared.
These questions are also directly relevant to the Committee’s work in establishing what Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s thinking and wishes were in relation to the House.
I am therefore releasing an edited summary of what I have told the Committee on this matter in my statutory declarations:
PM Lee’s Statutory Declaration
1. Mr Lee Kuan Yew (“Mr Lee”) made six wills before his last will of 17 December 2013 (the “Last Will”). All the wills, save for the Last Will, were prepared by Ms Kwa Kim Li (“KKL”).
2. I learnt about the contents of the Last Will only on 12 April 2015, when the Last Will was read to the family. I saw copies of the six wills preceding the Last Will only in June 2015, when KKL provided the family with the same. Only then was I able to review and compare the terms and changes between those wills and the Last Will.
3. The Demolition Clause first appeared in Mr Lee’s first will made on 20 August 2011 (the “First Will”).
4. Mr Lee gave instructions to remove the Demolition Clause, and it was removed, from the penultimate two wills (the “Fifth Will” and “Sixth Will”). However, it somehow found its way back into the Last Will.
5. The Demolition Clause in the Last Will is now being used by Dr Lee Wei Ling (“LWL”) and Mr Lee Hsien Yang (“LHY”) to claim that Mr Lee was firm in his wish that the house at 38 Oxley Road (the “House”) be demolished, and that he was not prepared to accept its preservation or contemplate options short of demolition. There is no basis for these claims, not least because of the deeply troubling circumstances concerning the making of the Last Will.
6. In setting out these circumstances, I will refer only to objective facts and contemporaneous documents, some of which I learnt of only later.
7. Under the First Will, Mr Lee gave each child an equal share of his estate (the “Estate”). However, under the Sixth Will made on 2 November 2012, Mr Lee gave LWL an extra share (relative to LHY and me), and he told LWL about this.
8. As I only later learnt, this issue became the subject of discussion between LHY and Mr Lee in late 2013 and on 16 December 2013 at 7.08 pm, LHY’s wife, Mrs Lee Suet Fern (“LSF”) sent an email to Mr Lee, copied to LHY and KKL (“LSF’s Email”), stating:
“Dear Pa Pa,
This was the original agreed Will which ensures that all 3 children receive equal shares, taking into account the relative valuations (as at the date of demise) of the properties each receives.
Grateful if you could please engross.”
LSF appeared to have attached a file named to that email.
9. It would appear from that email that those discussions resulted in Mr Lee deciding to revert to his earlier decision to give each child an equal share in the Estate.
10. A mere 23 minutes after this email was sent, at 7.31 pm, LHY replied to LSF’s Email removing KKL as an addressee and adding Ms Wong Lin Hoe (“WLH”), who was Mr Lee’s Private Secretary, in the “cc” field. In that email, LHY told Mr Lee:
I couldn’t get in touch with Kim Li.
I believe she is away.
I don’t think it is wise to wait till she is back.
I think all you need is a witness to sign the will.
Fern can get one of her partners to come round with an engrossed copy of the will to execute and witness.
They can coordinate it with Lin Hoe for a convenient time.”
11. KKL had prepared all of Mr Lee’s previous wills. It is unclear what efforts LHY or LSF had made to get in touch with KKL when LHY told Mr Lee on 16 December 2013 that he could not get in touch with KKL and that it was not wise to wait till KKL got back to change his will. In fact, KKL subsequently told LSF (the following afternoon, when she learnt what had happened) that she did not seem to have received LSF’s Email. It is also not clear why LHY thought that there was an urgency to the matter. It is however interesting that he suggested that his wife, clearly an interested party, and her partners would prepare the new will.
12. At 8.12 pm, before any response from Mr Lee, LSF sent an email to WLH, copied to LHY and her fellow lawyer from her law firm (Stamford Law Corporation as it then was; now Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC), one Mr Bernard Lui (“BL”), to inform WLH that BL had the will ready for execution and that WLH could reach BL directly to make arrangements for the signing of the will. So, in the space of 41 minutes, LSF saw to the preparation of the new will and got one of her lawyers to be on standby to get it executed by Mr Lee.
13. Mr Lee replied to LHY’s email at 9.42 pm. In view of LHY’s representation that he could not contact KKL, and of the urgency of the matter, Mr Lee acquiesced to LHY’s suggestion not to wait for KKL and agreed with LHY’s suggestion to sign the new will.
14. The very next morning, LSF sent two lawyers from Stamford Law Corporation to be at 38 Oxley Road to procure Mr Lee’s signature on the Last Will. The two lawyers, BL and one Ms Elizabeth Kong (“EK”), arrived at 38 Oxley Road at 11.05 am on 17 December 2013. They left at 11.20 am. They were present at 38 Oxley Road for 15 minutes only, including the time for logging into and out from the property. The time taken to execute the Last Will would have been even less. They plainly came only to witness Mr Lee signing the Last Will and not to advise him.
15. In the afternoon of 17 December 2013, WLH sent an email to Mr Lee stating “We have received a faxed copy of the signed document for Mr Lee to re-read in the office”. This email was curious because WLH was not present when Mr Lee signed the Last Will and could not have known whether he had read it in the first place. WLH sent this email after receiving a fax copy of the signed will. There is nothing to suggest that Mr Lee had asked WLH to get a copy for him to “re-read” in the office. Also, it is not credible that she would know that that was the reason the fax had been sent to her, unless the sender or the fax itself stated so.
16. LHY and LSF did not copy LWL or me on this email correspondence with Mr Lee on 16 and 17 December 2013 regarding the making and signing of the Last Will. I became aware of these troubling circumstances only later, as I explain below.
17. In the meantime, LWL began to harbour grave suspicions about the change in the shares in the Last Will. In July 2014, she told Ms Ho Ching (“HC”) in emails that Mr Lee had told her (LWL) a couple of years ago that he had left her an extra share of the Estate. This fits the timeframe of 2 November 2012 when the Sixth Will giving LWL an extra share was made. LWL also told HC that many months after that, LHY told her that Mr Lee wanted to go back to giving the children equal shares. LWL also told HC (among other things) that the will (meaning the Last Will) reinstating equal shares of the Estate for the three children had been witnessed by notaries from LSF’s office. Crucially, she said “If that is what Pa wants, so be it. But I don’t trust Fern, n she has great influence on Yang”, that “Later, Fern sent a “sweet” email to kim li about what had been done”, and that KKL and LWL had “wondered whether Yang pulled a fast one”. She also said: “If it is Pa’s decision, I am ok with it. But I hv a sense that Yang played me out”; “I was very upset that Yang did it to me”; and “I would hv preferred that it was 3 equal lots all along without needing to suspect Yang and Fern. The money I don’t get does not upset me. It is that yang and fern would do this to me”.
18. In other words, LWL herself believed that LHY and LSF did her in by either suggesting or facilitating the removal of her extra share, which happened in the Last Will prepared in great haste by LSF and her law firm. In a letter from their lawyers to mine sent after disputes arose between LWL and LHY on the one hand, and me on the other, LWL admitted that she had been suspicious as to whether the change in shares was really Mr Lee’s decision or one that was instigated by LHY and LSF but claimed that she no longer held this suspicion. But she did not explain how or why her suspicions had now come to be so conveniently dispelled.
19. In any event, as is clear from its contents, LSF’s Email distinctly and clearly gave Mr Lee the impression that the new will would change only the division of shares, with the result that each child would have an equal share, just like in the First Will. Yet, the Last Will that LSF and her law firm prepared and got Mr Lee to sign went beyond that. Significantly, they re-inserted the Demolition Clause, even though that clause does not appear to have been discussed at the time of the making of the Last Will and had in fact been removed by Mr Lee from his immediately prior two wills (the Fifth and Sixth Wills).
20. Neither was the Last Will a wholesale reversion to the First Will. The Last Will differed in significant respects from the First Will. For example, the First Will contained a gift-over clause with thorough provisions for the scenarios where LWL, LHY or I predeceased Mr Lee. This important clause was absent from the Last Will, and there is nothing which suggests that Mr Lee had given instructions for it to be removed.
21. In fact, if, as appears from LSF’s Email, the change Mr Lee had wanted to make to his will in December 2013 was to reinstate the equal division of the Estate among the three children, that could have been easily done by reverting to the Fifth Will (which provided for equal division). The Fifth Will was as complete as the Sixth Will and similar in all material respects to the Sixth Will save for the proportions of the Estate bequeathed to each of the three children. Further, as KKL had prepared the Fifth and Sixth Wills, she could easily have been asked to make that one change.
22. On 12 April 2015, Mr Lee’s Last Will was read. Mr Lee’s three children, HC and LSF were present at the reading. Also present were two lawyers from LSF’s law firm, Mr Ng Joo Khin (“NJK”) and BL (who was a witness to signing of the Last Will). At that reading, LSF volunteered that Mr Lee had asked her to prepare the Last Will, but that she had not wanted to get personally involved and had therefore gotten NJK from her law firm to handle the preparation of the Last Will. BL then confirmed that he was one of the witnesses to the Last Will. I could not help but form the impression that this was all rehearsed, and wondered why these statements were made even when no questions had been raised about the validity of the Last Will. BL then went on, in our presence, to examine the seals and signatures on the envelope, opened the envelope, examined the initials and signatures on every page, and pronounced that this was the document that he had witnessed before handing it to NJK. NJK did not dispute LSF’s account that he had handled the preparation of the Last Will. He then went on to read the Last Will to Mr Lee’s family, word for word, including the page and paragraph numbers.
23. I was so struck by the sequence of volunteered statements that on 23 April 2015, 11 days later, I recounted to DPM Teo Chee Hean in my office what had happened at the reading of the Last Will, including what LSF had said.
24. It was also during the reading of the Last Will on 12 April 2015 that the dispute between LHY and me arose. At the reading, LHY repeatedly insisted on the immediate demolition of the House. I said that such a move so soon after Mr Lee’s passing, when the public’s emotions were still raw, might force the Government to promptly react by deciding to gazette the House, and that would not be in the interests of Mr Lee’s legacy or Singapore. That discussion only ended when HC intervened to ask LWL if she wanted to continue living in the House. LWL said she did, which made the question of demolition moot. LHY then stopped insisting on the immediate demolition of the House.
25. Far from making any threats or opposing making Mr Lee’s wishes public, I also proposed reading out in Parliament Mr Lee’s letter to Cabinet of 27 December 2011, as well as the Demolition Clause. LHY and LSF strenuously objected. They argued that I could not read out Mr Lee’s letter, because (they claimed) of the Official Secrets Act. When I held firm, they told me that I could only read the first half of the Demolition Clause, i.e. excluding that part about what Mr Lee wanted done to the House if it is not demolished. I made clear that I intended to make public both Mr Lee’s letter of 27 December 2011 and the entire Demolition Clause, which I did when I spoke in Parliament on 13 April 2015. I also told Parliament that the Government would only consider the question of what to do with the House as and when LWL ceased to live in it.
26. It was only after the reading of the Last Will and the dispute arose that I looked up old family emails.
27. I then learnt that on 3 January 2014 at 10.30 am, WLH had sent an email (“WLH’s Email”) to LSF, copied to Mr Lee, LHY, LWL, HC, KKL and me, attaching a copy of Mr Lee’s codicil. The codicil had nothing to do with the contents of the Last Will but dealt with the bequest of some carpets. Buried in the email chain to WLH’s Email were LSF’s and LHY’s emails of 16 and 17 December 2013. Back in January 2014, I had not considered it necessary to read the entire email chain and did not do so. I did not feel that there was any need, and I was not anxious, to acquaint myself with my father’s wills. I felt that those were matters for him, and I left it at that. This is evident from my query to LHY on 13 May 2015 about a codicil to the Last Will whose existence I was not aware of. LHY replied that I had been copied on WLH’s Email in January 2014 about the codicil.I had not earlier paid any attention to that and could not locate WLH’s Email at that point. I therefore asked LHY for a copy.
28. When LHY in response forwarded me a copy of WLH’s Email containing the codicil, he cut out and did not send me the incriminating exchanges in the email chain that followed which showed LHY’s and LSF’s involvement in the making of the Last Will in December 2013. Thus LHY and LSF themselves appear to have believed that I had not paid attention to these matters, nor fully appreciated the import of the 16 and 17 December 2013 emails.
29. In any event, even had I read the 16 and 17 December 2013 emails at the time, I would not have appreciated their significance because I would have been reading them without the full context, since I was not aware (until June 2015, when informed by KKL) of the terms of earlier wills, nor the terms of or changes in the Last Will.
30. When I subsequently reviewed the 16 and 17 December 2013 emails, there was nothing to show that NJK had been involved in the preparation of the Last Will as LSF had claimed during the reading of the Last Will on 12 April 2015. I am also not aware of anything which shows that NJK had met or communicated with Mr Lee on the Last Will. I therefore do not understand how Mr Lee could have given instructions to NJK on the preparation of the Last Will.
31. In June 2015, KKL provided the family with copies of Mr Lee’s First to Sixth Wills and explanations for why he had executed those wills. Only then was I able to review and compare the terms and changes between those wills and the Last Will, and appreciate the significance of the exchanges in the 16 and 17 December 2013 emails.
32. At the end of August 2015, because of the ongoing dispute, HC did a search of her old emails and found the correspondence between her and LWL in July 2014 where LWL expressed her suspicions about LHY and LSF’s role in the making of the Last Will.
33. This series of events led me to be very troubled by the circumstances surrounding the Last Will.
34. Even then, I was prepared not to delve further into those circumstances if the disputes within the family could be resolved amicably and privately. I did not challenge the validity of the Last Will in court because I wished, to the extent possible, to avoid a public fight which would tarnish the name and reputation of Mr Lee and the family. I was also and am still concerned that LWL and LHY want(ed) to drag out probate and the administration and winding up of the Estate so that they can use their position as Executors for reasons which are strictly unconnected with the administration of the Estate.
35. As part of efforts to resolve the family disputes amicably, after LWL and LHY expressed unhappiness that 38 Oxley Road had been bequeathed to me following Mr Lee’s passing, I told them that I was prepared to transfer 38 Oxley Road to LWL for a nominal sum of S$1 on the condition that should the property be transacted later or acquired by the Government, all proceeds would go to charity. However, a resolution proved impossible. Matters reached the point where LWL and LHY threatened to escalate their attacks against me, coinciding with the September 2015 General Elections. I was not prepared to be intimidated. Their accusations were not only baseless; they were based on the premise that there were no unusual circumstances surrounding the making of the Last Will. I therefore decided to make further enquiries into those circumstances through my solicitors in September 2015, but, contrary to what my siblings have claimed, my questions (which are included in those which I set out below) went unanswered.
36. After the General Elections, LWL and LHY agreed to my fresh proposal to transfer 38 Oxley Road to LHY at market value, on condition that LHY and I each donated an amount equivalent to half of that value to charity, to pre-empt any future controversy over compensation or redevelopment proceeds. I was prepared to transfer 38 Oxley Road to LHY so that he and LWL could handle the 38 Oxley Road matter as they saw fit between them. In accordance with our agreement, I donated half of the value of 38 Oxley Road to charity. Although not required under the agreement, I also donated a sum equivalent to the other half of the value of 38 Oxley Road to charity. 38 Oxley Road now wholly belongs to LHY. This is consistent with the position that I had always held and conveyed to my family: that it is not tenable for the family to retain proceeds from any dealing with 38 Oxley Road, as it would look like the family is opposing acquisition and preservation of the House for monetary reasons. LHY was and continues to be unhappy about my taking this position. So, it would appear, is LWL.
37. I continue to have grave concerns about the events surrounding the making of the Last Will. I am not aware of any facts which suggest that Mr Lee was informed or advised (by NJK, whom LSF claimed had handled the preparation of the Last Will, or any other lawyer) about all the changes that were made when he signed the Last Will, or that Mr Lee was properly advised about the contents of the Last Will. In fact, there is no evidence that Mr Lee even knew that the Demolition Clause had been re-inserted into the Last Will.
38. My concerns are heightened by what appears to be a conflict of interest: LSF was involved in the preparation and/or signing of the Last Will, while her husband, LHY, was a beneficiary under the Last Will and stood to gain by the removal of LWL’s extra share in the Estate under the Last Will. It would appear that LHY felt very strongly about LWL not receiving an extra share, which explains why, in April 2015, he told me that there “would have been big trouble” if Mr Lee had not changed the will back to equal shares between the three children.
39. These facts and matters give rise to the following serious questions:
(1) Why did LSF say, at the reading of the Last Will on 12 April 2015, that she had not wanted to be involved in the preparation of the Last Will and that she had asked NJK to handle the matter, when she had been intimately involved in the events surrounding and leading up to the Last Will?
(2) What was LSF’s role in the preparation and signing of the Last Will?
(3) What, if any, knowledge did LHY and LSF have of the First to Sixth Wills?
(4) Whether and to what extent were the earlier wills discussed with Mr Lee in the lead-up to the signing of the Last Will and when the Last Will was signed, and who had those discussions?
(5) Were the provisions of the Last Will explained to Mr Lee, and if so, who explained them to him?
(6) Who gave instructions to NJK in relation to the Last Will, and what were those instructions? Did NJK, who is said by LSF to have prepared the Last Will, ever meet or speak to Mr Lee to take instructions or to get the Last Will signed?
(7) Did Mr Lee give specific instructions to re-insert the Demolition Clause in the Last Will, and if so, to whom?
(8) Was there a conflict of interest on the part of LSF, her fellow lawyers and her firm?
(9) What transpired during the brief time that BL and EK were with Mr Lee? Did LSF tell BL and EK to ensure that Mr Lee received independent legal advice before asking him to sign the Last Will?
40. Without proper and complete answers to these questions, the serious doubts about whether Mr Lee was properly and independently advised on the contents of the Last Will before he signed it cannot be cleared.
41. LWL and LHY claim that Mr Lee was not prepared to consider any option other than the demolition of the House. For that they rely heavily on the insertion of the Demolition Clause in the Last Will. In light of the troubling circumstances set out above, I believe it is necessary to go beyond the Last Will in order to establish what Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s thinking and wishes were in relation to the House.
Here is a link to an article on this matter showing how this situation is damaging Singapore's reputation in the world:
Colonel (Dr) Kwa Soon Bee Uncle (Mother's Brother)
Updated 22 December, 2017
Pioneer-generation civil servant Kwa Soon Bee died on Sunday, Oct 30, 2016, at the age of 86.
Dr Kwa, who was born in 1930, had a long and distinguished career in the medical services.
He joined the civil service as a medical officer in 1956 after graduating from the King Edward Vll College of Medicine at the University of Malaya here, and retired from public service in 1996 as permanent secretary for health and director of medical services.
He was the first Singapore doctor to specialise in haematology, the study and treatment of blood and blood-related disorders, and also served as medical director of Singapore General Hospital.
Dr Kwa was a younger brother of Madam Kwa Geok Choo, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's mother, who died in 2010.
He was instrumental in Lee Kuan Yew's 1985 firing of former Singapore President Devan Nair.
Mr Edmund Lee Yu Chiang Cousin (Father's Brother's Son)
Updated 22 December, 2017
Mr. Edmund Lee Yu Chiang is currently employed at DBS Vickers Securities Holdings Pte. Ltd. in the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Kwa Chong Seng Cousin (Mother's Brother's Son)
Updated 22 December, 2017
Wow - what a busy guy!
Mr. Chong Seng Kwa served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Exxonmobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. from December 1999 to October 2011. Mr. Kwa served as an Asia Pacific Retail Sales Director at Exxonmobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd from November 2003 to October 2011. He served as the President at Esso China Inc. from 1997 to 2011 and its Chairman from 1992 to 2011. He served as a Member of the Management Board at Energy Studies Institute from 2007 to 2009. He has been the Chairman of APL Co Pte Ltd, APL Logistics Ltd, APL (Bermuda) Ltd, Automar (Bermuda) Ltd and APL Limited since 2012. He has been the Chairman of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. since April 25, 2013 and its Independent and Non-Executive Director since September 1, 2012. He has been Chairman of Singapore Exchange Limited since September 22, 2016. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Olam International Limited since October 31, 2015 until December 31, 2016. He was the Chairman of the Board of Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd. He served as the Chairman of MediaCorp Pte Ltd. Mr. Kwa served as Chairman of the Board of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited from October 22, 2008 to 2010 and served as its Director until July 26, 2010. He served as the Chairman of Neptune Orient Lines Limited. since April 1, 2012 and its Director since January 1, 2012 until September 14, 2016. He served as a Deputy Chairman at Olam International Limited from October 1, 2014 to October 31, 2015. He served as Deputy Chairman of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited and Temasek Holdings from 1997 to May 2012. He has been a Director of Seatown Holdings Pte Ltd and Delta Topco Limited since 2012. He has been a Non-Executive and Independent Director of Singapore Exchange Limited since September 20, 2012 and its Lead Independent Director since December 1, 2013. He serves as a Director of Defence Science and Technology Agency. He served as an Independent Director of Olam International Limited since October 01, 2014 until December 31, 2016. He served as a Director of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd. from July 29, 2003 to April 2012 and ExxonMobil Oil Singapore Pte Ltd. from 1999 to 2011, Mobil South Asia Investments Ltd from 2000 to 2008, Sinopec SenMei (Fujian) Petroleum Co. Ltd. from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Kwa served as a Member of Public Service Commission since 1997. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore.
He was conferred the Public Service Star in 2005.
Mr Ho Sing
Brother-In-Law (Wife's Ho Ching's Brother)
Updated 22 December, 2017
They even found this joker a job!
Wow, what another busy guy! Mr. Chong Seng Kwa served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Exxonmobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. from December 1999 to October 2011. Mr. Kwa served as an Asia Pacific Retail Sales Director at Exxonmobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd from November 2003 to October 2011. He served as the President at Esso China Inc. from 1997 to 2011 and its Chairman from 1992 to 2011. He served as a Member of the Management Board at Energy Studies Institute from 2007 to 2009. He has been the Chairman of APL Co Pte Ltd, APL Logistics Ltd, APL (Bermuda) Ltd, Automar (Bermuda) Ltd and APL Limited since 2012. He has been the Chairman of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. since April 25, 2013 and its Independent and Non-Executive Director since September 1, 2012. He has been Chairman of Singapore Exchange Limited since September 22, 2016. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Olam International Limited since October 31, 2015 until December 31, 2016. He was the Chairman of the Board of Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd. He served as the Chairman of MediaCorp Pte Ltd. Mr. Kwa served as Chairman of the Board of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited from October 22, 2008 to 2010 and served as its Director until July 26, 2010. He served as the Chairman of Neptune Orient Lines Limited. since April 1, 2012 and its Director since January 1, 2012 until September 14, 2016. He served as a Deputy Chairman at Olam International Limited from October 1, 2014 to October 31, 2015. He served as Deputy Chairman of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited and Temasek Holdings from 1997 to May 2012. He has been a Director of Seatown Holdings Pte Ltd and Delta Topco Limited since 2012. He has been a Non-Executive and Independent Director of Singapore Exchange Limited since September 20, 2012 and its Lead Independent Director since December 1, 2013. He serves as a Director of Defence Science and Technology Agency. He served as an Independent Director of Olam International Limited since October 01, 2014 until December 31, 2016. He served as a Director of DBS Group Holdings Ltd and DBS Bank Ltd. from July 29, 2003 to April 2012 and ExxonMobil Oil Singapore Pte Ltd. from 1999 to 2011, Mobil South Asia Investments Ltd from 2000 to 2008, Sinopec SenMei (Fujian) Petroleum Co. Ltd. from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Kwa served as a Member of Public Service Commission since 1997.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Texas, Austin, USA.
Mrs. Lee Suet Fern, aka Lim Suet Fern
Sister-In-Law wife of Lee Hsien Yang
Updated 22 December, 2017
Leaving Singapore? No way!
Lee Hsien Yang has said he and his wife, lawyer Lee Suet Fern, would be leaving Singapore because they felt closely monitored and hugely unwelcome - but that did not happen.
Mrs. Lee graduated with a double first in law from Cambridge University in 1980 and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law at Gray's Inn London in 1981. She was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1982 and has practised law in London and Singapore since then. Since 2000, and until its combination in 2015 with the law firm Morgan Lewis in the United States, she has been founder and managing partner of Stamford Law Corporation, a major law firm in Singapore. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law, where she also chairs the group on Legal Education and Studies, a member of the Advisory Board to the Law School at Singapore Management University, where she also chairs the Expert Panel Centre of Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia and a trustee for Nanyang Technological University as well as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors. She also sits on the Board of the World Justice Project, a global organization for the promotion of the rule of law.
Seems like Madam Lee has more jobs than anyone could handle.
Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam
Claims to be distant relative of Lee Kuan Yew
Updated 22 December, 2017
Former President of Singapore
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence
Tony Tan born 7 February 1940 was the seventh President of Singapore, holding office from 2011 to 2017. He served as a Member of the Singapore Parliament from 1979 to 2006 and held various ministerial portfolios, including defence, finance, Arts, trade and industry. In the late 1980s, Lee Kuan Yew mentioned Tan as his first choice to succeed himself as Prime Minister of Singapore, but Mr. Tan declined. He left the Cabinet from 1991 to 1995 to lead the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation before returning as Deputy Prime Minister, a position he held until 2005.
After stepping down as a Member of Parliament in 2006, Tan was appointed Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH). He also served as Chairman of Singapore's National Research Foundation, and Deputy Chairman of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council. In July 2011, he resigned from these positions to contest in the 2011 presidential election.
Tony Tan's track record at Government of Investment Corporation (GIC) was been a disaster. According to the Wall Stree Journal, during his time as Deputy Chairman, GIC lost approximately $42 billion.
In January 2008, just when investors are shorting U.S. banks, Tony Tan spent billions of dollars of Singapore taxpayers' monies to invest in Citigroup and UBS.
To justify his reckless actions, Tony Tan said in an interview with the Business Times, "In the case of UBS, they have a worldwide global wealth management business which is something not replicable by any bank. Citigroup has an international worldwide consumer business which is also unique."
At the time, Jim Rogers, a former partner of George Soros in the famed Quantum Fund, said he felt "sad" for Singapore as it would be losing a lot of money.
Rogers continued, "They're making a big mistake; these banks have many more problems still ahead. They should wait until these companies are really on the ropes a few years from now . . . and trading at $5 a share."
Rogers also expressed doubts about the capability of GIC's fund managers, including Tony Tan, "I know these people, and they have never given me the impression that they're smarter than anyone else&They have gigantic amounts of money, but they've made a bad judgment in these cases."
A few months later, the value of GIC's shares in Citigroup and UBS crashed after both got mired in toxic debts during the 2008 global financial crisis.
The news was naturally censored by the Singapore media, but the Wall Street Journal reported that GIC suffered a loss around 59 billion Singapore dollars (US$41.6 billion) in 2008, making it one of the worst years for the sovereign wealth fund since it was established in 1981.
Tony Tan forgot the statement he made on 21st Oct. 1996 in Perth, Australia when he was Defense Minister : "The only way we can operate our NS [National Service] system and have the support of Singaporeans is when everybody feels that our system, unlike those in some other countries, is fair, is applied equitably and no one liable for NS, is allowed not to serve".
Tony Tan's son, Patrick Tan, had just been exposed for an unprecedented 12-year leave from Singapore's compulsory two-year military duty called National Service. Even worse, this happened while his father was Singapore's Minister of Defense.
Patrick Tan served for only seven months as a trainee at the Basic Military Training Centre and Officer Cadet School before being granted a 12-year leave, ostensibly to study medicine at Harvard. His leave was much longer than what was normally granted, and medicine was not what he studied.
Upon his return to Singapore after his leave, Patrick Tan was "officially" given a cushy assignment as a Defense Medical Scientist doing lab work. However, researchers at the lab where Patrick Tan was supposed to have worked had never come across Patrick Tan or any National Service person working there.
According to a few ex-Singapore Armed Force officers it is likely that the research position was created specially for Patrick Tan upon his return from the United States to ensure that he did not have to complete the rugged combat training like others in Singapore's National Service.
Why was Patrick Tan was so special that he was granted an unusually long leave from National Service, and then given a cushy job that does not even normally even exist?
The explanation is that his father, Tony Tan was, at the time, Singapore's Minister of Defense and controlled Singapore's military.
It gets even better (or worse for Tony Tan).
In addition to his extended leave from National Service, Patrick Tan was awarded a prized President's Scholarship and a Loke Cheng Kim Scholarship to study medicine in the United States, (Source: Channel News Asia, 30 July 2011).
Here, the Singapore press was wrong (again) as Patrick Tan was not studying medicine but only pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at Harvard.
These Singapore awards included funds for his education-funds he didn't need as his father was one of Singapore's million dollar ministers.
Yes, Singapore Cabinet Ministers command million dollar annual salaries and million dollar annual pensions.
Now it has been revealed that Patrick Tan's official position during his National Service was only that of Chief Clerk in charge of administrative matters during in-camp training.
In a desperate attempt at damage control, on July 28, 2011, the Office of Tony Tan issued a clarification on Facebook (of all places) claiming that Patrick Tan has fulfilled all requirements of in-camp training by writing, "Throughout his National Service, he received a National Service man's salary and fulfilled all requirements of National Service"
Two days later, Singapore's Ministry of Defense parroted Tony Tan releasing a "clarification" stating, "Dr Patrick Tan received an NSman's salary and fulfilled all requirements of NS, such as the Individual Physical Proficiency Test."
So did Dr Patrick Tan fulfill his National Service, including his reserve duties?
According to sources, Patrick Tan did not serve his reservist duties as a 'defense medical scientist' nor even as Chief Clerk. Nor did he even have to complete his full period of reserve duties. The National Service requires men to serve as reservists until they reach the age of fortynot so for Patrick Tan.
Instead, Patrick Tan was "promoted" straight into the Ministry of Defense Reserve which consists of National Service men who have completed their training cycle but have yet to reach the statutory age of forty years. Patrick Tan apparently had an early out, even from his reserve duties.
Most likely, no one would have ever known about Patrick Tan's preferential National Service treatment had his Daddy, Tony Tan, not decided to run for President of Singapore.
For some people, a million dollars a year is just not enough.
And for Tony Tan enough is never enough!
The NUS announced that Professor Tan Cheng Han (present dean) will be succeeded by Professor Simon Chesterman, 39.
Tan Cheng Han is the lawyer with the crooked brother (crooked and convicted), and one of his clients is the infamous Chung Hin Chew who was incarcerated for a year in Brunei, and who is now hiding out in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. So it is no wonder Tan Cheng Han has been thrown out on the scrap heap, and hopefully headed for a cardboard box on the void deck.
Chesterman? Well he is married to Tony Tan's daughter so he's gonna be OK - for life.
Mr WONG Kan Seng Cousin-in-law
Ex-Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security
(Wong Kan Seng has the good fortune to be married to the daughter of Lee Suan Yew (Lee Kuan Yew's brother). This makes him a cousin-in-law to Lee Kuan Yeo, and for all intents, purposes, privileges, and money a relative to the royal family.)
Formerly Manager of NatSteel
Known for his brilliant quote, "'Mas Selamat is either in Singapore...or not in Singapore!" Is it true that his last job before becoming a million-dollar minister was as a a lowly HR manager at HP?
September 2011: Former deputy prime Minister Wong Kan Seng, who forced from the Cabinet over the Mas Selamat affair, has been given two new appointments.
Wong was appointed Special Adviser for Economic Cooperation to the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and will be the new chairman of Temasek-owned Singbridge company.
Is it true that Goh Chok Tong's brother (Goh Chok Kwai?) is, or was, a serial arsonist? Did he buy properties and then set fire to them for insurance claims? Was this revealed by the Singapore Civil Defence Academy in December 2001 to a large audience? If you have any knowledge of this, please send us a confidential email at [email protected].
Are these guys twins - or what? Which raises a question of mistaken identity - which one iw realy the firebug!
Goh Jin Hian
(Well-known SARS doctor)
Son of Goh Chok Tong.
Twin brother of "quitter" sister Jin-Theng Craven,
who lives in London with her British hubby, Lee Craven.
Goh Jin Hian has been Group Senior Vice-President of International Operations and Growth Innovation & Strategy of Parkway Holdings Ltd. since January 2009 and serves as its Senior Vice President of International Operations. Dr. Goh is responsible for the general management of all the primary care services under Parkway Shenton which includes, Shenton Family Clinics, Executive Health Screeners, Nippon Medical Care and Maritime Medical. He serves as Senior Vice-President of International Operations and Growth Innovation & Strategy of Parkway Group Healthcare Pte Ltd.
He has been a Vice President at Singapore Human Resource Institute since April 2007. Dr. Goh served as Division President of Singapore Operations at Parkway Holdings Ltd. He has over 14 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has been providing consultancy advices to chief executive officers, trade unions and human resource managers in healthcare benefits and cost management for the past six years. Prior to joining Parkway in 1997, Dr. Goh was with the Ministry of Health.
He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles Hospital at Parkway Holdings Ltd. from 2006 to 2007 and also served as its Director of Special Projects & Division Vice President, Singapore Operations. He serves as a Director of Gleneagles Clinical Research Center, a wholly-owned Parkway company. Dr. Goh serves as a Director of Shenton Insurance and IAG Healthsciences. He served as an Executive Director of Parkway Shenton Pte Ltd. from April 1, 1999 to 2006. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Wuyi International Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. from January 7, 2007 to June 11, 2009.
Educated at Raffles Institution (1982–85) and Raffles Junior College (1986–87). Chan was one of the top four scorers from Raffles Junior College for the GCE A Levels in 1987.
In 1988, Was awarded a President's Scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship to study in the University of Cambridge, where he completed a degree in economics at Christ's College and graduated with First Class Honours.
In 2005, Completed the Sloan Fellows programme at the MIT Sloan School of Management under a Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.
Served in the Singapore Army from 1987 to 2011. His appointments included Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (1998-2000), Army Attaché in Jakarta (2001–03), Commander of the 10th Singapore Infantry Brigade (2003–04), Head of the Joint Plans and Transformation Department (2005–07), Commander of the 9th Division / Chief Infantry Officer (2007–09), and Chief of Staff - Joint Staff (2009–10).
Chan was appointed the Chief of Army on 26 March 2010. Left the Singapore Armed Forces on 25 March 2011 in order to stand for Parliament. Was a PAP candidate in the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency at the 2011 general election. Became the representative of the Buona Vista ward in the constituency.
Following the general election, Chan was appointed the Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, and the Minister of State at the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. At the age of 42 then, Chan was one of the youngest ministers to be appointed to the Singapore Cabinet.
On 31 July 2012, was appointed as Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). Following a restructuring of government ministries in November 2012, he began heading the newly created Ministry of Social and Family Development as Acting Minister. He was promoted to full Minister in September 2013, and concurrently serves as Second Minister for Defence.
On 23 January 2015, Chan joined the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) on a part-time basis. He was appointed as NTUC's deputy secretary-general on 27 January 2015 and will join NTUC full-time from April.
Chan is seen as one of the frontrunners for the top position of the fourth-generation of PAP leaders.
Ong Ye Kung
Education Minister, and Second Minister in the Ministry of Defence
Updated 27 December, 2017
Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC in Sep 2015, and appointed to the Cabinet of Singapore as the Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) on 1 Oct 2015. He also held the concurrent appointment of Senior Minister of State for Defence. On 1 Nov 2016, he was promoted to Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills), and concurrently Second Minister in the Ministry of Defence.
Heng Swee Kiat Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office
Updated 27 December, 2017
In 1983, Heng began his career in the Singapore Police Force where he was awarded the SPF Overseas Scholarship from then President Devan Nair. In 1997, he then joined the Singapore Civil Service's Administrative Service. He served a period at the Ministry of Education, before being appointed the Principal Private Secretary to former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (who was then Senior Minister) in 1997. In 2001, Heng became the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He then served as managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore from 2005 to 2011.
At the 2011 general election, Heng was a People's Action Party (PAP) candidate in the Tampines Group Representation Constituency (Tampines GRC). When he was introduced as a candidate, former Prime Minister (and Emeritus Senior Minister) Goh Chok Tong tipped Heng to be a potential minister and core member of Singapore's fourth generation leadership team.
On 18 May 2011, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong appointed Heng to the Cabinet as the Minister for Education.
In August 2012, Heng was tasked to lead a new ministerial committee to conduct a broad-based review of the Government's policies and direction.
On 28 September 2015, it was announced that Heng will be the Minister of Finance from 1 October 2015.
On 12 May 2016, Heng Swee Keat collapsed from a stroke during a Cabinet meeting. He was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he underwent neurosurgery to relieve pressure in his brain. He was transferred to the ICU after the surgery. Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, was immediately appointed to cover Mr Heng's duties. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited Mr Heng at the hospital and wrote on Facebook that he hope "Swee Keat will have a full and smooth recovery."
Mr TEO Chee Hean Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security &
Minister for Home Affairs
Updated 22 December 2017
Director Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd. Appointed Rear Admiral in July 1991, now retired. (Singapore needs an Admiral?) In his capacity as a former Admiral, Teo is also the advisor to the Singapore Dragon Boat Association.
Dragon Boat on Singapore's fashionable Orchard Road
during Singapore's recent flooding.
(we assume the man standing in the rear of the boat is Admiral Teo)
Of course, this is only a dramatization of what may happen to Singapore because
SINGAPORE IS SINKING AND THE SEA IS RISING!
In a Yahoo forum discussion of the subject “Is Singapore Island sinking?” a writer implied that it had already caused Bukit Timah hill to be shorter by three metres – from 166 metres – over the years.
He opined that more buildings had been built that created a heavy load on the land. At the same time, Singapore had constructed more subway systems and created more holes in the ground -- “More buildings create a heavy load. Can the island withstand such heavy loads?” he asked. With Singapore’s huge population growth, there will be more heavy buildings to house them. Singapore is built on sand – sinking shifting sand!!!
The more FTs, the quicker Singapore will sink!!!
Grace Fu Senior Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts,
and Environment and Water Resources, and, and, and...
A million bucks just won't cut it anymore!
"When I made the decision to join politics in 2006, pay was not a key factor. Loss of privacy, public scrutiny on myself and my family and loss of personal time were. The disruption to my career was also an important consideration. I had some ground to believe that my family would not suffer a drastic change in the standard of living even though I experienced a drop in my income. So it is with this recent pay cut. If the balance is tilted further in the future, it will make it harder for any one considering political office."
Mr Tharman SHANMUGARATNAM - a man with a criminal record?
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance & Minister for Manpower
Former Director Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd.
While serving as economics director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore in 1993, Tharman was charged under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) in a case involving the release of Singapore's 1992 second-quarter flash projections to a research director, Mr Raymond Foo, and economist Manu Bhaskaran, of Crosby Securities, and to journalists Kenneth James and Patrick Daniel of the Business Times.
The OSA case, which stretched over more than a year, was reported extensively in the Singapore press. Tharman contested and was eventually acquitted of the charge of communicating the GDP growth flash projections. Senior District Judge Richard Magnus then introduced a lesser charge of negligence, because the prosecution's case was that the figures were seen on a document that he had with him at a meeting with the private economists which he had attended with one of his colleagues. Tharman contested this lesser charge too, and took to the witness stand for a few days.
The court nevertheless convicted him together with all the others in the case, including the editor of Business Times newspaper which published the figures. Tharman was fined S$1,500, and the others S$2,000. As there was no finding that he knowingly communicated any classified information, the case did not pose any hurdle to his subsequent appointment as the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Before he became Home Minister, then a PAP member of parliament, Shanmugam had an affair (with a woman) that led to messy divorce proceedings. Shanmugam's wife was summoned by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who instructed her not to make the divorce too messy because he wanted to make Shanmugam a minister. Thereafter, it is alleged that Shanmugam divorced his wife and left her with two children. He married a much younger woman. These Tamil guys are a breed apart - no wonder the Tamils are taking over Singapore.
Mr LIM Hng Kiang Minister for Trade and Industry
Director Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd.
Don't worry, when terrorist-linked Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam runs against you - you are sure to get elected.
We are sure your voters understand that Kenneth Jeyaretnam is co-founder of the Reform Party with convicted terrorist Balraj (aka Baldev) Naidu. Naidu was extradited to the USA, where he served a term in in prison. He has now served his term and was deported from the U.S. to Singapore, accompanied by a heavily armed guard of U.S. officials.
Now Naidu has served is time in the U.S. and has returned to Singapore - accompanied by a heavily armed guard of U.S. officials, as usual.
Mr LIM Swee Say Minister, Prime Minister's Office
He served as the Chief Executive from 1986 to 1991 and Chairman of National Computer Board (NCB) from 1994 to 1998. In his tenure at NCB, he led the development and implementation of Singapore's National IT policy and IT 2000 Masterplan to transform Singapore into an IT hub.
Maybe the most (only?) intelligent Singapore cabinet member? So what if he likes Zorro?
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts
On 5 Sept. 2011 Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim also issued a statement in response to a WikiLeaks cable reportedly listing the biographies of Malay-Muslim Members of Parliament in Singapore. The cable stated that Dr Yaacob's two children are American citizens, leading to a flurry of comments online.
In his statement, Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs, said the status of his wife as "an American citizen by birth confers dual citizenship to their two children until the age of 18."
In truth, his children will not lose their American citizenship unless they choose to renounce it. The fee for renouncing is US$450, and whoever renounces will be considered an American citizen by the American IRS for the next five years for tax purposes.
Minister for National Development
Mr Khaw Boon Wan
Stash the old folks in cheap facilities outside of Singapore
In an interview done with MediaCorps Channel 8, Khaw Boon Yan stated, My personal view is, our land is expensive. But we have nearby neighbours in Johor, Batam and Bintan. The elderly want to reach their doctors within half to one hour. So retirement villages in neighbouring countries is possible, barring the cross-border hassle. It is best to find cheap land on short leases.
Minister for Defence
Dr NG Eng Hen
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
Dr Vivian BALAKRISHNAN MMed(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth, FAMS
Wise words from Doc Vivian, "If you want to dance on a bar top, some of us will fall off the bar top. Some people will die as a result of liberalising bar top dancing; a young girl with a short skirt dancing on it may attract some insults from some other men, the boyfriend will start fighting and some people will die."
Flood gates on fashionable Orchard Road at Liat Towers
Notes from Yaacob's secret meeting...
Singapore is not prepared for such a huge population. Now every year singapore is sinking by 1-2.5 cm due to it's weight, as it is built on sand.
Singapore's tallest point, Bukit Timah Hill, previously stood at 166m and now at 163m.
Singapore's Changi Airport is 3 feet below sea level, and speed boats are reportedly on standby just in case the inevitable happens.
Mr K Shanmugam
Minister for Law
As a lawyer, defended spoiled Singapore brat and dilettante playboy, Dinesh Bhatia, who was sentenced to one year of jail for consuming cocaine.
Mr. Shanmugam has been a Director of Eastern Development Pte. Ltd., since January 1993, and been a Director of MyWeb Inc.com since May 2000. He is amongst others, a member of the Media Development Authority of Singapore (for censorship).
Allegedly, before he became Home Minister, PAP member of parliament K. Shanmugam had an affair (with a woman - unlike some fellows in the PAP who have affairs with men) that led to messy divorce proceedings. His angry wife, who was out for blood, was called in by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who asked her not to make the divorce too messy because he wanted to make Shanmugam a minister.
Dinesh Bhatia They should have hanged the bum, but Dinesh Bhatia gets one year jail term!
Spoiled Singapore brat and dilettante playboy, Dinesh Bhatia, 35, has been sentenced to one year of jail for consuming cocaine. Bhatia's lawyer, Member of Parliament K. Shanmugam (the shameless), had told the court that Bhatia was not an addict but was given the drug by a friend. Even though Bhatia did not know that it was cocaine, and had a 'fleeting suspicion' the substance could be illegal, he took it on impulse. Yeah, sure!
As a bonus for getting Dinesh off the hook (gallows), K Shanmugam (the shameless) is now Singapore's Minister of Law!!!
Bhatia's father was a judge, and his mother a former Singapore Member of Parliament. Escape from Paradise was right -- Singapore condones drugs for the elite, as Shanmugam, who aspires to become Solicitor-General (above), comes to Bhatia's defense!
Then what happens?
V K Rajah
THE STRAITS TIMES, April 7, 2005 - Bhatia, 35, appealed against his 12-month sentence last month, asking for a heavy fine to be imposed instead.
Calling the previous sentence "excessive", Justice V K Rajah said yesterday that the district judge erred by not tailoring the sentence to fit the offender and failed to "attach adequate weight and merit to all the relevant mitigating factors".
For example, the judge did not adequately consider the fact that Bhatia's consumption was neither planned nor purchased, said Justice Rajah. Bhatia's sentence was reduce to 8 months. Huh?
Then Senior Counsel K Shanmugam of Allen and Gledhill,Former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong's lawyer, and now Singapore's Minister for Law & Second Minister for Home Affairs, defended coke-head Bhatia.
What a conflict of interest!
Is Singapore's Ministry of Law condoning drugs for the elite?
THE STRAITS TIMES, July 7, 2005 - Dinesh Singh Bhatia, 35, who was sentenced to eight months in jail for cocaine consumption after his arrest in a high-society drug raid last October, is out of prison and is serving out his sentence at home, wearing an electronic tag he cannot remove. In the end, after appeal, Bhatia’s sentence was reduced to eight months, but less than three months after that, he was reported by the Straits Times to be at home, albeit wearing an electronic tag.
K. Shanmugam (the shameless) is a board member of Singapore Technologies, along with Peter Seah, Chairman, former banker to CIA-connected S. P. Chung, one of the characters in Escape from Paradise. All in the family!
"In Singapore, a mere 15 grams of heroin, 500 grams of cannabis, 30 grams of cocaine, or 250 grams of methamphetamine will get you the hangman’s noose. There are no jury trials in Singapore, as juries had been abolished by Lee Kuan Yew.
The defendant, who is not entitled to a public trial, faces a lone judge, a government appointee, who hands down his sentence quickly. The system is very efficient, no waiting around for an appeal, no hanging out on death row for years.
Singapore does everything with excellence, and the pre-dawn Friday morning hangings are no exception. Mercifully, our high tech gallows use the “long drop,” so, the prisoner, hooded, and with arms and legs bound, dies instantly, in a snap.
The gallows can accommodate up to seven people at a drop, a great convenience when you are hanging fifty or more people every year.
Ironically, drugs are readily available in Singapore. A favorite place for “scoring” drugs is the Newton Circus Hawker Centre, a favorite late night haunt of open-air food stalls popular with young Singaporeans and foreigners, alike.
More importantly, Singapore, boasting the world’s largest port for shipping tonnage, and the most Asia-Pacific air-links, is a major transit point for drugs.
The bulk business of drug distribution is not done by small-time couriers, but by the big boys, who never touch the drugs, and are never touched by them."
Minister, Prime Ministers Office & Second Minister for Home Affairs &
Second Minister for Trade and Industry
Mr S Iswaran
S. Iswaran is the Managing Director at Temasek Capital. He is also the Managing Director of Investments at Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd. Mr. Iswaran is responsible for private equity investments, in particular the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and technology sectors, for Temasek. Mr. Iswaran is a Member of Parliament of the West Coast GRC of Singapore.
He is a Director at Sunningdale Tech Ltd. since July 2005. Mr. Iswaran has been Director at SembCorp Industries Ltd. since January 13, 2003. He has been a Director at Quintiles Transnational Corp. since November 2003 and is also a Member of Compensation and Nominations Committee. Mr. Iswarans directorships in other boards include FHTK Holdings Ltd., Compass Technology Holdings Limited, and N.A.I. Ltd.
Minister for Education
Heng Swee Kiat
Awards S$36 million in support to foreign students
The Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Ms Sim Ann, disclosed in Parliament that at least 2000 scholarships are awarded to foreign students each year.
This includes about 950 pre-tertiary and 1070 undergraduate students from Asean and non-Asean countries. The scholarships cover both tuition and accommodation.
These scholarships cost $14,000 for pre-tertiary students and between $18,000 and $25,000 (i.e, average of $21,500) for undergraduates.
This works out to about $13.3 million for pre-tertiary students and $23 million for undergraduates, giving a total of at least $36 million.
The situation could be further complicated by present PAP MPs holding key posts in GLCs. The non-executive directors receive not just directorss fees but may also have shares and share options in the GLCs they direct. For example, Mr K Shanmugam, MP for Sembawang GRC, owned 70,000 SembCorp Industries share options and 30,000 Chartered Semiconductor shares, among other interests in GLCs as of year-end 2000. The following table lists non-ministerial MPs holding senior management and directorship positions in GLCs:
Present Post / Activity
Tin Pei Ling
This little hottie is a Member of Singapore's Parliament, Member of the Home Affairs and Law Government Parliamentary Committee
She outranked the Singapore Police force who were investigating her and even the Singapore Commissioner of Police! Pei Ling's husband is the Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. So, of course, she qualifies!
Despite still being under police investigation, the PAP regime has appointed unpopular MP Tin Pei Ling as a member of the Home Affairs and Law Government Parliamentary Committee.
Ms Tin allegedly flouted election rules on "Cooling off" day by posting a snide remark on her Facebook page critical of her opponent Nicole Seah. She later claimed that it was posted by one of her large staff of administrators, the elusive Denise He who has not been heard, seen or found by anybody at the moment.
Two months passed since a police report was lodged against her and the case was still under investigation while the police took only one week to arrest former WP candidate Dr James Gomez for intimidating a civil servant in 2006.
The PAP regime is making a mockery of Singapores legal system and Singaporeans by appointing Ms Tin to sit on the Home Affairs and Law GPC when she still has a police case hanging over her hand.
How can a MP who is suspected of commiting a crime be allowed to sit on a GPC in Home Affairs and Law itself? Will the police now dare to take action against Ms Tin who is now sitting on the GPC overseeing them?
The shocking decision by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shows that he does not bother to listen to Singaporeans and his apologies and promises made on the eve of polling day are nothing more but wayang to win last-minute votes for his party.
With Ms Tins latest appointment, she is technically above the highest ranking officers in the Singapore Police Force, the Commissioner of Police who is under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Even at an extremely young age, Tin Pei Ling has become one of the most powerful people in Singapore.
Now at an elderly age in her 30s, Tin Pei Ling goes once again to Facebook with the news that she is switching over to the private sector to work with some "passionate bosses."
"Come May 2017, I will start to work for a Singapore enterprise - Jing King Tech Group. This opportunity is an exciting one. This proudly-Singaporean enterprise is firmly positioned in the innovation and FinTech space. The bosses are also passionate Singaporeans who care deeply about Singapore and our local community.
Even as I embark on this new appointment, I will remain committed to MacPherson and our residents. My position with the company will offer job flexibility for me to fully discharge my MP responsibilities. I will continue with my weekly engagements, including MPS, block visits and grassroots events as before. I will also continue to oversee ongoing & upcoming community projects and programmes.
Over the past 6 years, our volunteer team has grown, even as our systems and service processes have been strengthened. Together, my team and I will strive to serve residents in MacPherson to the best of our abilities.
I have spoken with some residents about this, and they have given me much encouragement, for which I am grateful. I will certainly give my best to MacPherson and my residents, and I look forward to your continued support."
Member of Parliament
Worker's Party MP Sylvia Lim left her position at Temasek Polytechnic after winning a seat to Parliament in Singapore's 2011 General Election
Cedric Foo Chee Keng
Member of Parliament - West Coast GRC
Does not devote full time to his parliamentry duties as he is also Group Deputy President, Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. Temasek Holdings holds a 66 percent stake in Neptune Orient Lines, Ltd. - hence the connection.
Mr Yeo Guat Kwang The King of Connections
Ang Mo Kio GRC
(Along with Lee Kuan Yew so he is sure to get elected)
In addition to his parliamentary duties, this former schoolteacher finds time for 64 additional jobs - along with being married and having two children.
He must be making a bundle of money from all those jobs. Is he a superman?
His range of interest and activity is immense - Buddhist, Taoist, consumers, tour guides, egg suppliers, tobacco, motor industry, water industry, furniture, chinese medicine, mental health, sports, food, restaurants, charities, taxis, and on and on.
We have listed Mr. Yeo's jobs in small print, so as not to clogg up the Internet.
1. Member, Government Parliamentary Committee on Manpower
2. Member, Government Parliamentary Committee on Community Development, Youth & Sports
3. Member, GPC for Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts
4. Vice Chairman, Aljunied Town Council
5. Alignment Director, NTUC Quality Worklife & All Nationalities
6. Acting Advisor to Taxi Operators' Association
7. President of Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE)
8. Vice-Chairman, North East Community Development Council
9. Member, Board of Directors of PUB Board
10. Advisor to the Singapore Table Tennis Association
11. Advisor to the Singapore WeiQi Association
12. Advisor to the Ren Ci Hospital
13. Advisor to the Bright Vision Hospital
14. Advisor to Artistes & Performers' Association
15. Advisor to Restaurants Association of Singapore
16. Executive Secretary, Singapore Chinese Teachers' Unions
17. Director, Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre (FIDReC)
18. Advisor, Federation of Merchants' Associations, Singapore
19. Executive Secretary, Amalgamated Union of Statutory Board Employees
20. Member, Workplace Health and Safety Council
21. Co-Chairman, National Tripartite Committee on Workplace Health
22. Co-Chairman, Customer Centric Initiatives
23. Co-Chairman, NTUC-SNEF Migrant Workers' Forum
24. Member, Aids Business Alliance
25. Member, Mental Health Alliance
26. Member, Centre for Service Excellence and Leadership Governing Council
27. Member, SPRING Standards Council
28. Patron to Pets Enterprises & Traders Association (PETAS)
29. PAP Community Foundation HQ Executive Committee
30. Member, Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL)
31. Member, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)
32. Member, AVA Human Resource Committee
33. Member, WSH Council Finance Committee
34. Member, Tripartite Committee on Employability of Older Workers
35. Member, Tripartite Committee on Portable Medical Benefits
36. Member, Tripartite Committee on Flexible Work Arrangement
37. Member, Quality Service Advisory Council
38. Member, Institute for Service [email protected] (ISES) Governing Council
39. Member, Motor Industry Disputes Resolution Centre Pte Ltd Board of Governors
40. Member, Retail Price Watch Group
41. Member,Tobacco Licensing Consultative Panel
42. Member, Ngee Ann Kongsi Council
43. Advisor, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore Staff Union (IRASSU)
44. Advisor & Trustee, NatSteel Employees Union (NEU)
45. Business Advisor, NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd
46. Advisor, Yeo Clan General Association
47. Advisor, Singapore Taoist Federation
48. Advisor, Fo Guang Shan (Singapore)
49. Advisor, Mun San Fook Tuck Chee
50. Advisor, Society of Sheng Hong Welfare Services
51. Advisor, Sian Chay Medical Institution
52. Advisor, Society of Tourist Guides (Singapore)
53. Advisor, Singapore Furniture Association
54. Advisor, Eggs' Import/Export Trading Association (Singapore)
55. Advisor, Federation of Merchants' Singapore
56. Advisor, JCI Senators Club of Singapore
57. Advisory Board Member, Singapore-China Association for Advancement of Science & Technology
58. Patron. Buddist Fellowship
59. Independent Director, Grandwork Interior Pte Ltd
60. Independent Director, Japan Foods Holding Ltd
61. Independent Director, Koyo International Ltd
62. Independent Director, United Envirotech Ltd
63. Independent Director, Asia Water Technology Ltd
64. Independent Director, HLH Group Ltd
Chairman Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd.
Armed Gurkas patrol Raffles City, Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew has long distrusted his own Chinese people of Singapore. He has always sought the protection of the more trusted Gurkhas units of the current British Army, composed of Nepalese soldiers.
The Ghurkas are the sole guards of the Istana, residence of Singapores President. Are other races in Singapore not trusted?
In Singapore, the power of the Gurkhas can be seen well beyond the Istana.
Armed Gurkhas now patrol the streets of Singapore and have replaced local policemen to guard key installations. Gurkhas are now seen in more public locations including Singapores Changi Airport, the Singapore American School, and even at Singapores posh and exclusive American Club.
Joint statement by Lee Kuan Yew & Goh Chok Tong, "After a watershed General Election, we have decided to leave the Cabinet and have a completely younger team of ministers to connect to and engage with this young generation in shaping the future of our Singapore."
Wikileaks revealed that Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew described Islam as a "venomous religion" in a July 5, 2005 meeting with then Senator Hillary Clinton. Clinton's meeting was with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, then Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, and then Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.
Mr GOH Chok Tong Former Senior Minister
Formerly Managing Director of Neptune Orient Lines
(Temasek Holdings holds a 66 percent stake in Neptune Orient Lines, Ltd.)
"Re-educating" the Mrs.
His motto, "Beat your wife every day. You may not know why, but she will know!"
Now too old to "re-educate."
Well, not quite...
Goh Chok Tong visiting Aljunied after Singapore's election of May 7, 2011, in which his party lost two Ministers.
Joint statement by Lee Kuan Yew & Goh Chok Tong, "After a watershed General Election, we have decided to leave the Cabinet and have a completely younger team of ministers to connect to and engage with this young generation in shaping the future of our Singapore."
Wikileaks revealed that Goh Chok Tong stated, "In Malaysia, the change in prime minister was for the better. SM Goh commented that former PM Mahathir enjoyed fighting with everyone. The long-term problem was what type of Islam would dominate in Malaysia. He expressed concern that a more radical version of Islam was gaining ground and forcing moderates to take more extreme positions.
This was in a July 5, 2005 meeting with then Senator Hillary Clinton, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the, and former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.
Ex-SM Goh (??) criticizes "quitters's" who leave Singapore, but The Straits Times reveals that his own daughter is a "quitter," living in England! (Just like Helen Yeo & Yeo Cheow Tong's daughters in the USA - see below.)
"Fair-weather Singaporeans will run away whenever the country runs into stormy weather. I call them 'quitters'. Fortunately, 'quitters' are in the minority. The majority of Singaporeans are 'stayers'. 'Stayers' are committed to Singapore. Rain or shine, they will be with Singapore. As we say in Hokkien, 'pah see buay zao'." PM Goh, National Day Rally 2002 Click!
"My speech on 'stayers' and 'quitters' has aroused a strong response from Singaporeans, as it was meant to be."
Now let us introduce you to Mrs. Jen Theng Craven,
Goh Chok Tong's quitter daughter, who married an Ang Moh Englishman.
PM Goh in London visiting his "quitter" daughter, Jin Theng.
She lives in England with her very British husband, Lee Craven.
This photo was taken recently at a meeting of Jin Theng's company,
Jin Theng is "Arts Producer & Owner, Damask Asia, Bradford, United Kingdom"
The hefty lady in the front row (left) is her Mommy, Mrs. Goh Chok Tong.
give her a call at +44 (0)208 123 7388
Our confidant in the UK writes...
I am in the UK, no need to use Skype to call her, 01274 is a Bradford number in the Yorkshire. Based on her husband's name, there is one hit in Bradford.
36 FLOWER GARTH
BRADFORD WEST YORKSHIRE
Jin Theng's posh mansion in Bradford, UK
S. R. Nathan Former President of Singapore
President Nathan, a Japanese collaborator during WWII. Worked for Kempeitai
Singapore's former President, Nathan, was a member of the dreaded Japanese Kempeitai (uniform, sword and all) the secret police during the Japanese occupation of Singapore.
Former Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Chairman of Risk Management Committee and Member of Executive Committee, SMRT Corp. Ltd.
(The Singapore transportation system)
She has been fired for holding too many positions and directorships
Ms. Saw's SMRT compensation is $1,847,611 per annum. If that is not enough, she is paid to be on 31 board of directors in 4 different organizations across 4 different industries.
How does she find the time?
Ms. Saw has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of SMRT Corp. Ltd. since December 2002. Ms. Saw has a wealth of experience in retail and international business. Ms. Saw served as Regional President for DFS Venture Singapore (Pte) Ltd., in charge of businesses in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Her 19-year career with DFS Venture Singapore (Pte) Ltd. Ms. saw her rising through management ranks to her final position. She has been a Director of SMRT Corp., Ltd. since March 20, 2003. She serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of SMRT Trains Ltd., and SMRT Road Holdings Ltd. Ms. Saw is a Director of The Esplanade Co Ltd. and Singapore Tourism Board. She serves as a board member of the National Environment Agency and the Health Promotion Board. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Management University, the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund and Youth Business Singapore. She is a member of the Sports Sub-Committee of Singapore Totalisator Board. Ms. Saw is an ardent practitioner of taiji and sits on the Council of the Singapore Jian Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Physical Culture Association as President and as Vice President on the Executive Committee of the International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation. She also serves as Governor for Singapore and Malaysia for the international body of Wus Tai Chi Chuan Academy as well as 3rd Vice Chairman of Singapore Wushu Dragon & Lion Dance Federation. She was conferred the Leading CEO Award, organised by the Singapore HR Institute in 2005 and a Medal of Commendation at the 2007 May Day Award. Ms. Saw graduated with an Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Singapore. She also attended an Advanced Management Programme at the University of Hawaii.
Wow! That's a lot of money for someone who has come under fire for being incompetent.
Former Senior Minister Prof S. JAYAKUMAR
Retired after the General Election with a very healthy million dollar minister pension.
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr George Yong-Boon YEO
Ousted from office by Singapore's election of May 7, 2011
Disgraced, as he and Lim Hwee Hua are the first full ministers to lose their seats and their sky-high salaries, as the Singapore electorate threw them out of office. As the leading candidate, George Yeo dragged down his team, Lim Hwee Hua, Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Cynthia Phua, and Ong Ye Kung.
Now let's see how many directorships, etc. this guy gets along with is $2 million per year pension! He had aspirations to become President of Singapore, but has decided not to run. He has made the right decision because he knows that Lee Kuan Yew has made his choice quite some time ago - the choice is Tony Tan (listed below).
Mrs LIM Hwee Hua
Minister, Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Finance
and Second Minister for Transport
Ousted from office by Singapore's election of May 7, 2011
Marine Parade GRC
Was ranked as the 21st highest paid government official in the world.
Ousted from her position as Minister, Prime Minister's Office, and Singapore Second Minister for Finance and also Second Minister for Transport.
Disgraced, as she and George Yeo are the first full ministers to lose their seats and their sky-high salaries, as the Singapore electorate threw them out of office. Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, said she will not contest the next General Election in 2016.
Her departure from office was bitter and she was discouraged, saying she will leave it to someone younger as she will be 57 years old.
Mrs Lim was so out of touch that she admitted that she was surprised by the depth of resentment felt by citizens towards the government, which surfaced during the campaign and that she was surprised by the outcome.
Her husband, Andy Lim, who also runs Money World, is a crook and has been banned from entering China due to money laundering activities of his firm. He has also been charged in court in the Fiji Islands. Lim Hwee Hua and her husband, Andy, are partnering with f Tong and Helen Yeo for, we believe, some of the Yeo's narco-state activity with Burma, Afghanistan, & Morocco.
Lim Hwee Hua should do OK, as her crooked husband, and the Yeo Cheow Tong narco-contact gang can support her.
We will be tracking Lim Hwee's progress.
Ousted Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr Raymond LIM Siang Keat
Director Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd. As Transport Minister, unpopular Raymond Lim was blamed for over-crowded trains and buses. Now he moves on to his million dollar minister tax free pension.
Was Minister, Prime Minister's Office
Mr LIM Boon Heng
Following election results and his loss of a huge salary, Lim Boon Heng CRIED openly on TV. Don't cry - you will still get your huge tax-free pension.
Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed
Ousted by the voters Singapore's election of May 7, 2011
Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
& Speaker of Parliament (Wow!)
All he's got now s the position Mayor of the North East Community Development Council -- whatever that is. This guy needs some directorships!
Mr. Suppiah Dhanabalan
"Slap me silly"
Chairman, Temasek Holdings since 1996
Ho Ching, the mysterious Charles "Chip" Waterhouse Goodyear IV, & Dhanabalan
Following is the extract from page 150 of Ross Worthington's book, "Governance in Singapore" (Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc, Dec 2002):
In 1990, an incident occurred in a pre-cabinet meeting which was the beginning of entrenching further among the many in the core executive, resistance to Lee Hsien Loong's long term ambitions for prime ministership. Prior to this meeting Lee Hsien Loong had gone to the office of Richard Hu, the Minister of Finance, and removed a number of files without Hu's permission. At that time Lee's office was on the 48th floor of what is now Temasek Tower and Hu's was on the 50th floor.
At the pre-cabinet meeting Hu took Lee to task for doing this and was supported by Tony Tan. Lee's response was aggressive and insulting, he directly insulted Tan and Hu, a man of his father's age. This was a double insult to Hu, who was Lee's superior in cabinet and a person of an age who should of itself deserve respect in Chinese society. Suppiah Dhanabalan intervened and chastised Lee for his behaviour, demanding that he apologise to Hu, withdraw his remarks and not interfere in other minister's portfolios. A heated exchange occurred into which a number of other issues intruded and eventually Lee lost his temper, and reportedly reached across the table and slapped Dhanabalan across the face.
This caused an uproar in the cabinet and Lee was severely chastised by Goh Chok Tong. Dhanabalan stormed out of the room and did not return for some time. Lee, in response to a demand from Goh, subsequently apologised to Dhanabalan, Hu and Tan. Hu, Dhanabalan and Tan all initially stated that they would leave the cabinet as a result of this incident. Goh later took up the matter with Lee Kuan Yew who reportedly verbally thrashed his son over the matter.
This was apparently followed by a more sober, educational but equally critical assessment from Lee Hsien Loong's mother, a talented though background political adviser. Lee Kuan Yew reportedly met later that day with Hu, Tan and Dhanabalan, apologised for his son's behaviour and requested that they not resign, supported by a similar request from Goh Chok Tong.
All held out for some time, but eventually Hu agreed to stay, but Dhanabalan and Tan both resolved to leave. This they did the following August 1991 elections, all without a public word against Lee Hsien Loong, continuing to subscribe to the tenet of all secrets staying within the PAP family.
Dr Yeo Ning Hong
Was Minister for Defence
Got Plenty Money
Dr. Yeo serves as an Advisor of Temasek holdings and Far East Organisation. Also serves as Senior Advisor of Hyflux ltd. Dr. Yeo serves as Chairman of SQL View Pte Ltd., Singapore Totalisator Board and Singapore Symphony Orchestra Trust Fund. Dr. Yeo was a Cabinet Minister and has served in the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Communications and Information. Dr. Yeo serves on several business, sports and civic organisations, including Singapore-US Business ... Council, Singapore Totalisator Board, Singapore Symphony Orchestra Trust, Honorary President of the SEA Games Federation, and Patron of Singapore National Olympic Council.
He served as an Executive Chairman of Singapore Technologies Group of Companies. Dr. Yeo served as Chairman of PSA Corporation Ltd. He has been Non Executive and Independent Director of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., since March 15, 2001. Dr. Yeo serves as a Member of Advisory Panel of Keepel Technology of Keppel Corp. Ltd. Dr. Yeo served as a Director of DBS Group Holdings Ltd. since July 1, 1999 and served as a Director of its subsidiary, DBS Bank Ltd.
Yeo Cheow Tong
Ousted from Singapore government as Minister Ousted from Singapore government as Member of Parliament
1967-1971 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) University of Western Australia
(Took five years to complete a four-year course at an inferior educational institution!)
July 22, 2011 - Former MP Yeo Cheow Tong said: "We have to really think out of the box, and our new MPs have to do that as well. They cannot just accept what the ministers are telling them, they have to question the ministers." Really? This crook is now speaking for the PAP?
Held positions in the following: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology & Ministry of Transport.
Why would Singapore assign a third-rate mechanical engineer to all those posts? Did he have a "special friend" somewhere?
Yeo Cheow Tong remains with Tembusu Partners as Independent Director & Member of Investment Committee, so what kind on an outfit can "Tembusu Partners" be???
Mr Lim Geok Hwee
Convicted Deputy Director of NTUC
After becoming Chief Executive of NTUC Choice Homes and SLF Management Services he was convicted of stealing $1.3m from the co-op. This former chief executive officer of the labour movement's housing cooperative. Lim Geok Hwee took most of it to pay for his losses in the stock market - siphoning more than $1.3 million over nine months.
Mah Bow Tan
Ousted National Development Minister
"Housing is always a very sensitive subject. And I guess to the extent that in the last couple of years, housing prices went up very sharply, coinciding with the very dramatic turnaround in the economy, I guess that resulted in quite a lot of unhappiness on the ground. And I accept responsibility for that," said the outgoing minister as he retired after the General Election of May 2011.
Don't worry - he will collect his enormous million dollar minister tax-free pension.
Mr Lim Chee Onn (and friends)
Formerly Minister without Portfolio, Prime Minister's Office
Mr Goh Chee Wee
Was Minister of State for Trade and Industry
Probable ISD agent as only a very old photo exists
and on the Singapore government website all details have been removed.
Possibly armed and dangerous!
Boon Lay formerly PAP Member of Parliament. in Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of Comfort Group, Deputy Chairman of NTUC Fairprice Cooperative, Comfort Transportation, Comfort Automotive Services, VICOM Nominee Investment, VICOM Inspection Centre, Comfort Properties, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of VICOM, and Chairman of NTUC Media, VICOM Assessment Centre, Eurocom Motors, ComTrucks, Barcelona Motors, Sinamex Car Rental and Leasing, Comfort Driving Centre, Comfort Courier Services, Suzhou Comfort Taxi, Xiamen Comfort Taxi, Zhengzhou Comfort Tour Bus Service, Comfort Nominees, Comfort Group Investments, Comfort Myanmar, Comfort Diesel
Mr Bernard Chen Tien Lap
Ousted from his position as Minister of State for Defence
Trying to be an Ang Moh by being a Catholic and calling himself, "Bernard." To enforce his Ang-Moh act, he is a big time Catholi. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies from the Australian Catholic University in 2000, qualifying him for the Catholic priesthood.
"Father Bernard" served as Chief Executive Officer of Intraco Ltd from 1991 to 2000. He served as Group General Manager of Fraser & Neave group from 1981 to 1991. Mr. Chen's career has spanned both the government and private sectors. His government service commenced in 1967 at the Economic Development Board.
From 1969 to 1977, he served at the Ministries of Defence and Finance. He was a Member of Parliament from 1977 to 2001 and served as Minister of State for Defence from 1977 to 1981. He is presently the Chairman of The Commercial & Industrial Security Corporation, Non-Executive Chairman of China Water Holdings Pte. Ltd., Chairman of Singapore Health Service Pte Ltd., Chairman of the Singapore General Hospital, Director of Singapore Pools Pte Ltd and Board Member of the Singapore Labour Foundation. He also serves as the Chairman of the Catholic Education Council of Singapore, and Chairman of the Boards Management of St. Anthony's Convent Primary and Secondary Schools and Catholic Junior College respectively. He has been Non-Executive Chairman of Ntegrator International Ltd. since January 4, 2005 and Independent Non-Executive Chairman at CNA Group Operations since December 27, 2004. He served as Chairman and Director of Certis CISCO (formerly, CISCO Security Pte Ltd). He serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of King's Safetywear Limited. He has been Director of China Water Holdings Pte. Ltd. since March 31, 2006. He served as Director of Fraser & Neave group from 1981 to 1991. He served as a Director of DBS Bank Ltd., from April 1996 to April 29, 2005 and DBS Group Holdings, Ltd. from July 1999 to April 29, 2005.
Dr Ker Sin Tze
Demoted to the dismal post of Consul-General of Singapore in Hong Kong and Macao
Formerly was Minister of State for Education
Somewhere this guy went wrong - not too smart!
Directorships: Maybe nobody wants him anymore.
Born Dec. 24, 1944 Dr. Ker is old. Either his photo was taken years ago, or he colors his hair or knows how to use Adobe Photoshop.
Mr Sam Chong Keen
Formerly Political Secretary to the Minister for Education from 1988 to 1991
was a far as he got - not very far at all...
but far enough, as his connections have worked well enough
to get him into the following:
CEO of Sino-Environment Technology Group. Non-executive director of Xpress Holdings and Jade Technologies. Independent director of Stamford Tyres.
Mr Lee Ek Tieng
Director of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)
Unable to find any photo
This guy is a known ISD agent!
(SPH is a nest of ISD agents)
Former Head of Civil Service and Permanent Secretary for Prime Minister's Office. Group Managing Director of GIC and Director of GIC Special Investments, GIC Real Estate and Singapore Press Holdings.He is the Group Managing Director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd and a director of Fraser and Neave Ltd. He is also a member of the Temasek Advisory Panel, the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship and a director of the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship Fund. He was previously Chairman of the Public Utilities Board and Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, Head of Civil Service and Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Prime Minister's Office, as well as Deputy Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Mr J Y Pillay
Formerly Permanent Secretary
Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA). As Chairman of the CPA, Mr Pillay exercises the functions of the office of the President in the absence of the President.
Pillay formerly held the position of Chairman, Singapore Exchange Limited, since November 1999.
Formerly served in the Administrative service of the Government of Singapore and was Permanent Secretary of various key ministries, including finance, defence and national development. Best known as the man who led Singapore Airlines from a small startup with just 12 aircrafts to a global industry leader.
This is talent!
Mr Philip Yeo
Formerly Permanent Secretary for Defense
Born 1946, is the chairman of SPRING Singapore and Special Adviser for Economic Development in the Prime Minister's office. He was the former chairman of A*STAR, a government agency in Singapore focused on conducting scientific research.
Mr Teo Ming Kian
Formerly Permanent Secretary of National Research and Development
Advisor (Special Projects) to the Ministry of Finance
Chairman of Mediacorp, Director of Temasek Holdings, Member of Singapore's National Research Foundation, Member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Director of Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship.
Mr Tjong Yik Min
Was Permanent Secretary for Communications
This guy is a known ISD agent!
So why did he flee to Malaysia???
Mr. Tjong Yik Min has been Chief Executive Officer of Yeo Hiap Seng Malaysia Bhd since June 2010. Mr. Tjong served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd. (YHSL) Singapore of Yeo Hiap Seng Malaysia Bhd since July 22, 2002. Mr. Tjong served as Group President of Singapore Press Holdings from November 1, 1995 to June 15, 2002. He served as Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Communications and also served as its Director of Internal Security Department. ... Mr. Tjong was employed in various capacities in the Singapore Civil Service. Mr. Tjong has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He serves as Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.
Mr. Tjong has been Deputy Chairman of Yeo Hiap Seng Malaysia Berhad (YHSM), a subsidiary of Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd., since January 23, 2003 and as its Non Independent & Non Executive Director since June 22, 2002. He has been an Executive Director of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited since November 1, 2005 and previously served as its Non Independent Director since July 22, 2002. He has been an Executive Director of Orchard Parade Holdings Ltd., since August 1, 2005. Mr. Tjong serves as an Executive Director of Far East Organization. He has been an Independent Director of Genting Singapore PLC (Formerly Genting International PLC) since September 22, 2005. Mr. Tjong served as Executive Director of Singapore Press Holdings from November 1, 1995 to June 15, 2002. He was awarded the distinguished Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1988 and the Public Service Medal in 2005, for his years of valued contributions.
Mr Er Kwong Wah
Was Permanent Secretary for Education
A very busy guy - with a ton of director's fees!
Er Kwong Wah served as the Chairman and Secretary of Nesscap Energy Inc. Mr. Er served as Secretary of Asian Resource Global Strategies Inc. Mr. Er served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education from 1987 to 1994 and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development from June 1, 1994 to December 31, 1997. Mr. Er served in the Civil Service until 1998 for 27 years. He served in various ministries such as Defence, the Public Service Commission, ... Finance, Education, and the Community Development. He was also actively involved in the Sembawang group of companies. From October 6, 1998 to April 1, 2000, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cathay ACEL Pte Ltd. He served as the Chairman of Asian Resource Global Strategies Inc. He serves as the Chairman of Unidux Electronics Limited and also serves as Chairman of Centre for Cleaning Technology. Mr. Er served as Executive Chairman of Sembawang Marine & Logistics Limited. from January 1, 1998 to August 15, 1998. He has been an Executive Director of East Asia School of Business Pte Ltd (renamed EASB Institute of Management Pte Ltd) since March 1, 2001. He serves as Executive Director of ITM Capital Pte Ltd. He has been an Independent Director of China Sky Chemical Fibre Co., Ltd. since August 2, 2005, Eucon Holdings Ltd., since September 8, 2006, Unidux Electronics Limited since March 27, 2001 and Cosco Corp. (Singapore) Ltd., since December 20, 2002.
Mr. Er has been an Independent Director of China Oilfield Technology Services Group Limited since August 31, 2007 and also has been its Lead Independent Director since May 1, 2010. He has been a Non-Executive Independent Director of Van der Horst Energy Limited since April 16, 2007. He has been an Independent Director of Hartawan Holdings Limited (also known as Vita Holdings Ltd.) since November 30 , 2004 and its Lead Independent Director since August 23, 2006. Mr. Er has been a Director and Lead Independent Director of China Essence Group Ltd., since November 22, 2005. He serves as a Director of National Environmental Agency.
He has been an Independent Non-executive Director of FirstLink Investments Corporation Limited. (formerly known as Singatronics Limited). since September 25, 2003. He serves as a Director of ASKnLearn Pte Ltd. He serves as a Member of Council of Advisors at The Think Environmental Co. Ltd. He served as a Director of Asian Resource Global Strategies Inc. since September 2007. He served as Independent Non-Executive Director of ASA Group Holdings Ltd. since October 28, 2008. Mr. Er served as an Executive Director of Sembawang Corporation from January 1, 1998 to October 5, 1998. He served as a Director of Temasek Management Services and Singapore Power. He served as a Director of Cathay ACEL and Thai Prime Fund Ltd. He served as Director of SembCorp Marine Ltd. since October 1997. He has been the Chairman of the Toa Payoh Central Citizens Consultative Committee since 1999 and Member of the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council since 2001. He served as Director of Sun East Group Ltd., from August 24, 2004 to June 15, 2010. He held a number of public sector appointments, including the Council Member of the National University of Singapore, a Board Member of both the Singapore Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. In recognition of his extensive achievements during his office in the public sector, Mr. Er was awarded by the Singapore Government, the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1990. He was honoured by the French Government for his significant contributions in the field of education with a Commandeur dans 1' Ordre des Palmes Academiques in 1991. He was also awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the Singapore Government. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Singapore Sports Council.
Mr Lum Choong Wah
Unable to find any photo
Possible ISD agent?
Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs
Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of SAFE Superstore Holdings (SembCorp unit)
Mr Herman Hochstadt
Unable to find any photo
Possible ISD agent?
Former Permanent Secretary for Law
Former Chairman of ECICS Holdings (Temasek Holdings unit) 1980-1991
In 1965, Hochstadt became the Acting Director of Manpower at the Ministry of Defence. At the time, a newly-independent Singapore had to build up its military from scratch and Hochstadt helped to lay the foundation for the Singapore Armed Forces, in part by converting officers from the police force into military officers.
Appointed special envoy, by Singapore's foreign ministry, Herman Ronald Hochstadt is a former high-ranking civil servant aged 58. He is also Singapore's non-resident High-Commissioner to Tanzania and to Mauritius.
Hochstadt has also served on the boards of Thakral Corporation, Parkway Holdings, Cycle and Carriage Ltd, Acma Electrical Industries Ltd and Singapore Reinsurance Corporation. He has also been a Director of Temasek Holdings and as Chairman of Bukit Turf Club.
Mr Cheong Quee Wah
Prior photo removed
Possible ISD agent?
Mr Cheong is Deputy Chairman of SembCorp Environmental Management.
From 1977 to 1992, he served variously as Permanent Secretary at the Ministries of Defence, Home Affairs, the Environment and Law.
He was awarded the Public Administration Gold Medal by the Singapore Government in 1974. In 2001, he was conferred the Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Mr Cheong graduated with a Master of Science (Systems Engineering) from the University of Singapore in 1971. He also holds a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Canada.
He was conferred our Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in 1999.
Alphonsus Tan Chok Kian (Knight of Magistral Grace) (Great name for a butler. "Hey, Alphonsus, bring me my socks.")
Was Permanent Secretary for Finance
This guy belongs to the Soverign Order of Malta Some kind of secret society like the Jehovah's Witnesses, Kabala
or the Singapore Reform Party.
Director United Overseas Australia Ltd., Invited Member, Singapore Boy Scouts
Apparently lost the following jobs: Chairman of Keppel Communications, Director of Keppel FELS Energy and Infrastructure.
Conferred the Meritorious Service Medal in 1992 by the Singapore Government
He has been an Independent Non Executive Director of Stamford Land Corp. Ltd. since September 10, 1996. Director of Medi-Flex Ltd and a lead independent director of China Zaino International Ltd.
Mr Chee Keng Soon
Former Singapore Auditor-General
& Board of Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
Mr. Chee Keng Soon is Independent Non-Executive Director of City Developments Limited, since 29 March 1995. Mr. Chee was last re-appointed a Director on 29 April 2009 pursuant to Section 153(6) of the Companies Act, Chapter 50. He is also the Chairman of the Audit, Nominating, Remuneration and Scheme Committees of CDL.
Mr Liew Mun Leong
Was Chief Executive of SISIR
Liew Mun Leong is President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of CapitaLand Group. He joined the Board of Pidemco Land as Director on 1 January 1997. Pidemco Land merged with DBS Land to form CapitaLand in November 2000. Mr Liew continued to serve on the CapitaLand Board and was last re-elected as Director at CapitaLands Annual General Meeting on 16 April 2010. He also serves as Member of CapitaLands Investment Committee, Nominating Committee, Corporate Disclosure Committee and Finance and Budget Committee. Mr. Liew is Chairman of CapitaMalls Asia Limited (listed on the SGX-ST), CapitaLand Residential Singapore Pte Ltd, CapitaLand China Holdings Pte Ltd, CapitaLand Commercial Limited, CapitaLand Financial Limited, CapitaLand ILEC Pte. Ltd. and CapitaValue Homes Limited. Mr Liew is Deputy Chairman of The Ascott Limited as well as the Deputy Chairman of CapitaMall Trust Management Limited (the manager of CapitaMall Trust listed on the SGX-ST), CapitaCommercial Trust Management Limited (the manager of CapitaCommercial Trust listed on the SGXST), CapitaRetail China Trust Management Limited (the manager of CapitaRetail China Trust listed on the SGX-ST) and Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited (the manager of Ascott Residence Trust listed on the SGX-ST). He is also a Director of CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the CapitaLand Groups philanthropic arm. Mr. Liew is presently Chairman of Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
Mr Stephen Yeo Siew Chye
Formerly Chief Executive of National Computer Board
Lost job at Singapore Computer Systems (Singapore Technologies unit) and thrown off the board of Pacific Internet. This guy is going down the tubes - fast!
Mr Lim Jit Poh
Formerly Chief Executive of National Productivity Board
Mr. Lim Jit Poh is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited since 2003. He is is an independent Director of the Company. Mr Lim is the Chairman of both the Remuneration Committee and the Investment Committee, and a member of the Nominating Committee. Mr Lim is also the Chairman of SBS Transit Ltd, VICOM Ltd, Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited, China Printing & Dyeing Holding Limited and Eng Kong Holdings Limited, as well as the Lead Independent Director of Kim Eng Holdings Limited. These are listed companies with business interests in stock broking, property trust, hospitality and manufacturing. Mr Lim is also a Director of several non-listed companies under the ownerships of the Singapore Labour Foundation and Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited.
Mr Alan Choe
Formerly General Manager of Urban Redevelopment Authority
Mr. Choe is a very competent and bright fellow and we mean this sincerely.
Mr Choe was chairman of the Sentosa Development Corporation from 1985 to 2001, and chairman of land sales body Sentosa Cove Pte Ltd from 1995 to 2004. A town planner by profession, he was a strong advocate of the great idea of permanent residents on the island. Without residents, the island would stay an enclave dependent on tourism, falling back on government subsidy when visitors were scarce.
Mr. Alan Choe is Independent Non-Executive Director of Pan Pacific Hotels Group Ltd. An architect and town planner by profession, Mr Choe was appointed to the Board since 2 May 1990 and was last re-appointed as Director at PPHGs Annual General Meeting on 28 April 2009. An independent and non-executive Director, he chairs the Nominating Committee and is a Member of the Executive, Audit and Remuneration Committees. He is also a Director of UOL. Mr Choe was the first General Manager of the Urban Redevelopment Authority and a Senior Partner of one of the architectural practices in Singapore. He was the Chairman of Sentosa Development Corporation, Sentosa Cove Pte Ltd, Pasir Ris Resort Pte Ltd, a Trustee of NTUC Income and Member of the Singapore Tourism Board. He was previously a Director of Keppel Land Limited and Frasers Centrepoint Limited.
Mr Khoo Teng Chye
Chief Executive of Urban Redevelopment Authority
Khoo Teng Chye is the Chief Executive and a Board Member of PUB, Singapores national water agency, since December 2003. He is concurrently Executive Director of the Environment and Water Industry Development Council (EWIDC) since May 2006. He is also concurrently a Director of Singapore Utilities International, International Desalination Association Board, International Water Association, and the Civil Service College Board.
Ambassador (to the Pope)
Was Singapore's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 1982 to 1984 and was the Ambassador to Indonesia from 1986 to 1993.
The Government has appointed Mr Barry Desker
as Singapore's next Ambassador to the Holy See.
He will remain a resident in Singapore and not live in the Vatican with the Pope.
In representing Singapore to His Holiness, the Pope, Barry can explain that his last name is Desker, as in Desker Road, where Singapore's prostitutes hang out.
Ambassador Desker was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1992.
Mr Desker is currently the Dean of the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, and concurrently the Director of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Trade Development Board from 1994 to 2000.
Mr Lim Hock San
Formerly Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
He is a recipient of the Singapore Government Meritorious Service Medal, Public Administration Medal (Gold) and the Public Service Medal.
Lim Hock San has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Industrial Corporation Limited and Singapore Land Limited since 1992. He serves as Non-Executive Chairman at Gallant Venture Ltd. He serves as Chairman of the Board on the boards of the Advance Materials Technologies Pte Ltd. and Ascendas Pte Ltd. Mr. Lim has been Vice-Chairman of Indofood Agri Resources Ltd. since May 2010. He serves as Deputy Chairman of Keppel Corp. Ltd. He has been Independent Director of Keppel Corp. Ltd. since 1989. He has been a Director of Singapore Land Ltd. and United Industrial Corporation Limited since April 1, 1992. He has been a Director of Indofood Agri Resources Ltd since March 23, 2007 and Hsu Fu Chi International Limited since October 25, 2006. He serves as Director of Aquamarina Hotel Private Limited, Ascendas Pte Ltd., Avondale Properties Ltd., Beijing Landmark Towers Company Ltd., Brendale Pte Ltd., Crown Million Enterprises Ltd., Gallant Venture Ltd., Hanon Resources Ltd., Hotel Marina City Private Limited, Kogan Investments Ltd., Marina Bay Hotel Private Limited, Marina Centre Holdings Private Limited, Marina Management Services Pte Ltd., Novena Square Development Ltd., Novena Square Investments Ltd., Realty Management Services (Pte) Ltd., Singapore Institute Of Directors, Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd., Singland China Holdings Pte Ltd., UIC China Realty Pte Ltd., UIC JinTravel (Tianjin) Co Ltd., UIC Technologies Pte Ltd., UIC Investments (Properties) Pte Ltd., Union Charm Development Ltd. and United Regency Pte Ltd. Mr. Lim serves as a Director of Keppel Land Ltd. He serves as director of the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Mr Liu Thai Ker
Was Chief Executive of Urban Redevelopment Authority
Has been a Director of RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd since 1992. He is the Founding Chairman of Centre for Liveable Cities since 2008. He is also Adjunct Professor of National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Xiamen University, China.
Mr Bertie Cheng
Controller and Chief Executive of Post Office and Savings Bank (POSB)
Chairman of TeleChoice International Limited and Tee International Limited. He is also a Director of Hong Leong Finance Limited, Pacific Andes (Holdings) Limited, Thomson Medical Centre Limited and CFM Holdings Limited.
Mr Michael Yap
Was Chief Executive of National Computer Board (NCB)
This guy not only was a computer guy, he looked like a computer guy
Formerly Chief Executive of Commerce Exchange (IDA and Venture TDF unit) and Director of NTUC Link
Mr Lee Yong Siang
Was Chief Executive of Public Utilities Board
Lee Yong Siang was appointed to the Board of Asia Pacific Breweries in 1995. He serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He also sits on the Board of AGF Asset Management Asia Limited.
Dr Judy Lim
Unable to find any photo
Possible ISD agent?
Chief Executive of Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National University Hospital
Director of Pacific Internet (Singapore Technologies unit) recently retired from this position.
Mr Goh Yong Hong
Former Commissioner of Police
(really great to have him involved with the gambling at the Singapore Turf Club)
Prior photo removed
Possible ISD agent?
Goh Yong Hong joined the Board of Asia Pacific Breweries in 1993. He serves in the Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Company. Presently, he also sits as an independent Director in listed SC Global Ltd, Guocoland Ltd and Dragon Land Ltd. He was also Commissioner of Police from 1979 to 1992, and Executive Deputy Chairman of Singapore Turf Club until 2002. He was also Vice President of the Singapore National Olympic Council and Singapore Sports Council. He is currently Chairman of Seletar Country Club and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Raffles Town Club Pte Ltd.
Goh Yong Hong joined the Board of Asia Pacific Breweries in 1993. He serves in the Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Company. Presently, he also sits as an independent Director in listed SC Global Ltd, Guocoland Ltd and Dragon Land Ltd. He was also Commissioner of Police from 1979 to 1992, and Executive Deputy Chairman of Singapore Turf Club until 2002. He was also Vice President of the Singapore National Olympic Council and Singapore Sports Council. He is currently Chairman of Seletar Country Club and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Raffles Town Club Pte Ltd.
Ms Low Sin Leng
Formerly Deputy Secretary for Trade and Industry
A multi-tasking genius, or just a well-connected stooge? Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of SembCorp Industries, President and Director of Singapore Technologies Industrial Corporation, Director of Pacific Internet, Pacfusion.com, Singapore Computer Systems, STIC Investments, Singapore Mint, SembCorp SITA, Singapore-Suzhou Township Development, Sembawang Corporation, Sembawang Industrial, Bintan Resort Ferries, Bintan Lagoon Resort, Chairman of SembCorp Parks Holdings, SembCorp Energy, Singapore-Wuxi Investment Holdings and SembCorp Parks Management, and Deputy Chairman of SembCorp Utilities.
Mr Lim Ming Seong
Was Deputy Secretary in the Singapore Ministry of Defense from 1979 to 1986.
Non-Executive Chairman, Chairman of Compensation Committee and Chairman of Nominating Committee, CSE Global Ltd. Chairman and Independent Director of First Resources Limited. He serves as Chairman of Stetsys Pte Ltd (ST) and The WhiteRock Group in Singapore. He serves as Director of STATS ChipPAC Inc. He has been a Director of Tuas Power Ltd. since June 2005. He has been Non-Executive Director of CSE Global Ltd. since January 17, 1997. He has been Non Executive Director of Starhub Ltd., since December 14, 2000. He serves as Independent Director of Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd.
Lim Chuan Poh
Formerly Deputy Secretary for Communications
Has been the Chief Executive Officer of International Operations at SingTel Optus Pty Ltd. since October 2006. Mr. Lim serves as the Chairman of Bridge Alliance. He serves as Director of Singtel Pakistan Investments Ltd., Bharti Telecom Limited and SingTel Alpha Investments Pte. Ltd.
Mr Lai Seck Khui
No photo as most people with Times Publishing are ISD agents
Was Deputy Secretary for Trade and Industry
President of Times Publishing Limited ('TPL'), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraser and Neave Ltd.
Ms Leong Wai Leng
Former Deputy Chief Executive of SISIR
Chief Financial Officer of Temasek
Prior to this, she was Deputy CEO of Raffles Holdings and concurrently CEO of Raffles International.
Leong Wai Leng has been Senior Vice President of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Ltd. since December 2007. Ms. Leong worked for Philips Electronics China Group, where she served as Country Treasurer and Group Financial Controller for Philips China. She served as Head of the Corporate and Institutional Bank at HSBC Bank (China) Co. She has a total of 12 years of banking experience with major international banks and 7 years of corporate experience. She has been Chairman of OCBC Bank (China) since December 3, 2007. Ms. Leong is responsibile for directing and executing OCBC Bank's growth strategy in China. She serves as Director of OCBC Bank (China) Ltd.
Mr Lim Ho Kee
Was Deputy Managing Director of Monetary Authority of Singapore
Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Singapore Post Ltd. Chairman of the Executive Committee and also a member of the Compensation and Nominations Committees. Mr Lim is currently a Director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited, MCL Land Limited, Keppel Land Limited, Transcu Limited and Postea, Inc.
Dr Teh Kok Peng
Formerly Deputy Managing Director of Monetary Authority of Singapore
President and Director of GIC Special Investments, Director of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd., Member of the Governing Board of Indian School of Business, and Trustee of National University of Singapore.
Mr Koh Beng Seng
Former Deputy Managing Director of Monetary Authority of Singapore
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd., Chief Executive Officer of Octagon Advisors Pte Ltd.
Lieutenant-Colonel Tan Kian Chew
Former Principal Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister
Chairman of NTUC Foodfare Co-operative Ltd since 2006. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of NTUC FairPrice, a role he has held since 1997. This guy is doing OK - we think...
Mr Phua Tin How
Held the High Office of
Principal Private Secretary to the President of Singapore
Mr. Phua is still doing Ok as he serves as Chairman of DelGro Engineering Pte Ltd., CityLimo Rent-A-Car Pte Ltd., CityLimo Leasing Pte Ltd., SLF International Private Ltd., and Vice-Chairman of Network China, International Enterprise Singapore. He has been a Non-Executive Director of LC Development Ltd., since November 1999 and has also been its Lead Independent Director since February 12, 2009. He has been an Independent Director of YHI International Limited since May 22, 2003 and Rotol Singapore Ltd. since February 2008. He serves as a Director of Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd., SLF International Pte Ltd. and Network China, International Enterprise Singapore. Mr. Phua serves as a Director of DelGro Corp. Ltd. Mr. Phua serves as Director of Transit Link Pte Ltd., CityCab Pte Ltd., Computer Cab PLC, Metroline PLC and DelGro Investments Pte Ltd., Qi Sheng Pte Ltd., Shanghai QiAi Driver's Training Co Ltd., TranSil Corporation Pte Ltd. and Hao Hua Holdings Pte Ltd.
Mr Seah Kian Peng
Was Acting Principal Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister
Member of Parliament. Chief Executive Officer (Singapore), NTUC Fairprice Co-operative LtdChief Executive of NTUC Media Cooperative, and Director of Singapore Telecom
Mr Peter Tay Buan Huat
Former Director of Manpower in the Singapore Ministry of Defence
Serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of CapitaMalls Malaysia REIT Management Sdn. Bhd., the Manager of Capitamalls Malaysia Trust. He joined the Board on June 10, 2010. Mr. Tay is currently a Corporate Advisor, engaging in business development and coaching budding business leaders. He serves on the boards of companies involved in food and education.
Mr Ng Kok Song
Group Chief Investment Officer of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. Founding chairman of the Wealth Management Institute. Member of the Senior Advisory Council of the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), and adviser to Agency France Tresor.
Ms Audrey Lee
Was Director (Infocomm Policy) & Director (Competition & Market Access)
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Just another pretty face???
Director (Economic Affairs) Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Ms Chua Soh Khen
Was Director of Institute of Productivity Training, Productivity and Standards Board
She was Senior Vice President and Director of PSB Academy (PSB unit), and then disappeared. Her photograph is no longer available on the Internet. Persona non grata?
Ms Poh Mui Hoon
Was General Manager of National Computer Board
Then she was apparently thrown out of NETS, Singapore's nationwide electronic payment system. Unemployed? Living on the void deck?
Mr Teng Cheong Kwee
Deputy Director of Monetary Authority of Singapore
Independent director of First Resources Ltd. Mr. Teng Cheong-Kwee is a Non Executive Director at Pheim Asset Management (Asia) Pte Ltd. He joined the firm as a Director in December 2000, and was appointed an Executive Director in February 2002. Mr. Teng was reappointed as a Non-Executive Director in January 2005. He has been an Independent Director of Sinomem Technology Ltd. since May 14, 2003, STATS ChipPAC Ltd., since October 1, 2006, AEI Corp. Ltd., since December 26, 2003, Memtech International Ltd., since June 6, 2004, First Resources Ltd., since October 1, 2007, Junma Tyre Cord Co., Ltd., since September 18, 2004, and Techcomp Holdings Ltd., since May 28, 2004.
Ms Cheo Hock Kuan
Formerly Deputy Director of Prime Minister's Office
Now tell me - does this lady look like you could trust her? Does she look like she has any brains at all?
Still, somehow, Ms. Hock Kuan Cheo is the Senior Managing Director of Organization and Leadership at Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd. She is also a Director of Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Mrs Christina Lim
Was Senior Assistant Director of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Christina joined HSA in Jan 2007. She is Administrator of the Health Product Regulatory Group (HPRG) at the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), and also Senior Advisor for International Collaboration.
Hmmm. Doesn't sound like much of anything.
Ms Chua Lee Hoong
Assistant Director of Ministry of Home Affairs
Senior Political Correspondent of Straits Times (SPH unit) and apologist for Singapore's Government
This photo has been reconstructed as Ms Chua, an ex officer of Singapore's secret police (ISD) keeps a very low profile -- at least personally.
Formerly Assistant Commissioner of Lands,
then Chief Investment Officer of The Ascott Group (CapitaLand unit)
President at Pacific Star Asia Pte Ltd and doing very well, which is difficult for a Eurasean in Chinese-centric Singapore.
Mr Benett Theseira
Mr Wong Toon King
Was Senior Planner of National Computer Board
Then he created his own start-up, SilkRoute Holdings, a holding company that invests in, develops and operates Internet businesses. Has made a lot of money. Beaucoup bucks! Makes plenty of kiasu Singaporeans jealous!
Mr Ang Swee Tian
Formerly Deputy Insurance Commissioner of Monetary Authority of Singapore
Mr. Tian serves as Chairman of Singapore Mercantile Exchange, a subsidiary of Financial Technologies (India).
Mr Khor Poh Hwa
Director of Public Works Department
Chief Executive Officer and President of CPG Corporation Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of Downer Edi Ltd. Mr. Khor serves as a Regional Director of Asia for Downer EDI Ltd. Director Keppel Land China Limited. Director, Member of Nominating Committee, Member of Board Safety Committee and Member of Board Risk Committee Keppel Land Ltd. Non-Executive Director Evergro Properties Limited. Chairman of Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management Pte Ltd and Member of Nominating Committee. President and Chief Executive Officer of PWD Corporation Pte Ltd.
Mr Ng Pock Too
Was Director of Economic Development Board
Member of Parliament (voted out of office)
Ng Pock Too was the PAP incumbent at Nee Soon Central. He lost out to Cheo Chai Chen, and no longer contested in subsequent elections. Apparently he was given the post of Chairman of NTUC Income Insurance Cooperative, but didn't last there either.
Probably living on the void deck and working as a Karung guni man - a modern form of rag and bone men visiting residences door-to-door with carts collecting old newspapers and other unwanted items. These will be resold at specialized markets and eventually recycled or reused.
"Karung guni" is a Malay phrase for gunny sack, which was used in the past to hold the newspapers.
The karung guni men would haul the heavy sacks on their backs as they walked their rounds to do the collection. Today, most of them use a hand truck instead.
We hope Ng Pock Too can afford a hand truck, even if he doesn't deserve one.
Mr Kwa Kim Chiong
Was Division Head of Defence Science Organisation
Chief Executive Officer of JustLogin.com (Singapore Technologies unit). A relative?
Mr Lee Kwok Cheong
Was Division Head of National Computer Board
CEO Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). In 2011, SIM University (UniSIM) won the Platinum Award in the Private Higher Institution category at the Readers Digest Trusted Brands 2011 Awards. Reader's Digest? Education? Sounds like these guys are just chasing a buck (or a Sing Dollar).
Mr Anthony Seah
Former Division Head of Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research (SISIR) now part of Singapore Productivity and Standards Board (PSB)
Chief Executive Officer and Director of United Premas Limited (CapitaLand unit)
Mr Ng Yoke Weng
Division Head of Systems and Computer Organisation
Group Chief Information Officer of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. since 2003 and SingTel Optus Pty Ltd. since May 1997., Director of FailSafe Corporation (SingTel unit & Data Centet Recovery Centre)
Failsafe operated two facilities in Singapore - a 43,000 sq ft facility in Science Park II and a 382,000 sq ft plant in Kim Chuan Road. FailSafe CEO Michael Deeb had the vision of not just a computer backup facility, but a cloud computing site.
Unfortunately, SingTel did not have the vision and divested itself of FailSafe. Michael Deeb moved on to become CEO of audio-visual equipment distributor Behringer.
Mr Saw Ken Wye
Assistant Chief Executive of National Computer Board
VP at Microsoft (doing great)
Dr Steve Lai
Before was General Manager of Productivity and Standards Board
Ex-Deputy Director of Ministry of National Development
Former President of Vertex Venture Holdings (Singapore Technologies unit) and Director of Silicon Illusions (Singapore Technologies unit), now Director of Creative Technology and United Test Assembly
Mr Lee Cheok Yew
Deputy Director of Ministry of Trade and Industry
Chief Executive of SPH MediaWorks - resigned his post on April 1, 2003 - then, Executive Vice-President at MTV Networks Asia - and now has sunk to the lowly position of President Marketing Institute of Singapore
Mr Patrick Daniel
Assistant Director of Ministry of Home Affairs
Editor-in-chief of the English and Malay Newspaper Division of Singapore Press Holdings and chairman of three SPH subsidiaries and is president of the Singapore Press Club.
Mr Seah Moon Ming
Former Assistant Director of Defence Materials Organisation
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, President - Defence Business of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and Chairman of ST LogiTrack and Payment (Singapore Technologies unit), Chairman of the Board of Governors of Temasek Polytechnic, Vice Chairman of Trek 2000 International Ltd, and Director of DSO National Laboratories, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, International Enterprise Singapore and Alexandra Health Pte Ltd.
Former Dean of Students, National University of Singapore
Professor Department of Physics National University of Singapore, President-Elect of the Association for Information Systems, Member, Board of Directors, CSA Holdings Ltd, Chairman, Keppel Group Cooperative Credit Union Ltd.,Chairman, Keppel Hitachi Zosen Ltd., Member, National Arts Council. Professor Tan has a most interesting website at http://www.physics.nus.edu.sg/~phytanb/
Received his Ph.D in Physics from Oxford University. He is also an accomplished musician and has composed a few symphonies and was at one time the acting head of the department of Music at NUS.
Prof Tommy Koh
Oh, we just love your hair, Tommy!
Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Director, Institute of Policy Studies and Chairman of the National Heritage Board. He is also Chairman of the Chinese Heritage Centre.
Former Members of Parliament:
Former Opposition Party Member of Parliament
J. B. Jeyaretnam should be best remembered for aiding and abetting Singapore citizen and U.S.-convicted terrorist, Baldev (aka Balraj) Naidu by helping him change his name to elude the law.
J. B. Jeyaretnam (deceased 30 September 2008) was a politician and lawyer from Singapore. He was the leader of the Workers' Party from 1971 to 2001. In 1981, he became the first opposition politician since Singapore's independence in 1965 to win a seat in Parliament, in the constituency of Anson. He was re-elected at the 1984 general election, but lost his seat in Parliament in 1986 following a conviction for falsely accounting the party's funds. He returned to Parliament after the 1997 general election as a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP). However he was stripped of his NCMP seat in 2001 when he was declared bankrupt.
J. B. Jeyaretnam founded Singapore's Reform Party in June 2008. Other founders of the Reform Party include J. B. Jeyaretnam's son, Kenneth, and Balraj (aka Balldev) Naidu, a terrorist who served a prison sentence in the United States. J. B. Jeyaretnam was instrumental in assisting Naidu legally to change his name.
Kenneth Jeyaretnam is co-founder of the Reform Party with convicted terrorist Balraj (aka Baldev) Naidu. Naidu was extradited to the USA, where he served a term in in prison.
Kenneth Jeyaretnam's friend and associate, Singaporean Balraj Naidu, 51, who spent years in a U.S. prison after trying to funnel arms to a Sri Lankan terrorist group has been deported. In 2010, Naidu was convicted in Baltimore of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Prosecutors say Naidu tried to buy US$900,000 in weapons from an undercover business in Maryland. Later, they paid US$250,000.
As a result of the trip, Tamil Tiger representatives wire transferred US$250,000 into the undercover business’ accounts as a down payment on a US$900,000 weapons deal. About 28 tons of weapons and ammunition, which the conspirators believed they were purchasing, was airlifted to the US territory of Guam.
On September 29, 2006, after inspecting the weapons and transferring an additional US$450,000 into the undercover business’ accounts, At the time, co-conspirator, Haniffa Bin Osman, visited Baltimore in the summer of 2006, where he examined and test-fired much of the weaponry. Naidu’s four co-conspirators were arrested and indicted.
A total of US$700,000 were paid by Naidu and his co-conspirators for the weapons and ammunition.
Where did these terrorists raise US$700,000? Who financed them?
Naidu, a friend of J. B, Jeyaretnam, father of Kenneth and Philip Jeyaretnam, was deported and arrived in Singapore on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
Considered to be extremely dangerous, he was accompanied on his flight by heavily armed officers of the U.S. Customs Enforcement and Removal Field Office.
“As a convicted felon, Naidu is prohibited from re-entering the United States,” U.S. Customs Enforcement and Removal Field Office director Simona L. Flores, said in a statement.
Kenneth Jeyaretnam drunk at his final campaign rally.
Also, Kenneth Jeyaretnam really screwed up at his final campaign rally. The Reform Party met with an embarrassing end last when Mr Jeyaretnam recited three sentences of the Singapore Pledge wrongly. Then he began to babble incoherently. Confused faces were seen in the crowd and the master of ceremonies quickly took over and said: 'Shall we say that again?' All Jeyaretnam could do was stare in space and continue to babble. Link to a short video of Jeyaretnam's campaign rally speaking incoherently - drunk???.
Below for all you JB Jeyaretnam lovers is the truth about this grubby old failure.
A thorough research into the Reform Party's development since its birth on 11/7/2008 will reveal his [Naidu's] contrasting relationships with the Jeyaretnams, first the late J. B. Jeyaretnam and later Kenneth Jeyaretnam that would be of interest to readers here. He was a 'still water runs deep' kind of a fellow that had a chilling twist about it.
Soon after the Reform Party become a registered political society, he applied for a Deed Poll with J. B. Jeyaretnam to get his first name 'Balraj' changed to 'Balldev' without being able to offer a compelling reason. He was a client of J. B. Jeyaretnam in a cheating case and frequently visited the latter's office at 18A Smith Street, which later became the Reform Party's HQ. On one such visit he slipped a signed cash cheque for S$340K unnoticed in his case file and claimed later that it was inadvertently done. J. B. Jeyaretnam wondered if it was a test or an enticement. There were numerous other instances that led J. B. Jeyaretnam to suspect Balraj Naidu was up to something amiss. I understand that had J. B. Jeyaretnam not expired on 30/9/08 Balraj Naidu would have been removed from the party's Central Executive Committee.
Balraj Naidu's partnership with Kenneth Jeyaretnam was even more eventful. You may have read a letter in the Today Newspaper on 19/4/2010 from the ex-Chairman and Vice-Chairman, two co-founders of the Reform Party, its surviving leaders in the wake of J. B. Jeyaretnam's departure, refuting Kenneth Jeyaretnam's allegation in an exclusive interview that was published in the Today Newspaper on 8/4/2010 about their "poor management" before he "took over." To date, Kenneth Jeyaretnam has never responded to the points they raised, obviously fearing there would be a disastrous backlash. One of those unequivocally referred to foul play at the Reform Party's HQ on 26/4/2009 that saw Kenneth Jeyaretnam 'become' its Secretary-General. Incidentally, both of them, along with another CEC member, stepped aside instead of fighting back that would have spilled out to the public to dissolve the party prematurely.
A 'Gang of 4' spearheaded by this scoundrel Balraj Naidu executed a rowdy coup d'?tat that saw Kenneth Jeyaretnam seize the post of party Secretary-General that day. The other 3 who formed the gang were Edmund Ng who was awarded the post of Chairman, despite his total absence from the RP's caucus since J. B. Jeyaretnam departed, till he resigned last week. There was also the landlord of Reform Party's HQ James Teo who broke the door-lock securing the office in the absence of a tenancy agreement with the Reform Party. For this, Kenneth Jeyaretnam gave him the Treasurer's post. The 3rd one was another misfit, co-founder of Reform Party and its initial treasurer, Ms Amy Liu who had resigned from the party 6? months earlier after failing to put the Reform Party in quandary with the law by deliberately mishandling its funds. It is interesting to note that all these 3 including Balraj Naidu were legal clients of J. B. Jeyaretnam seconded to make the numbers to form the Reform Party. It seems Balraj Naidu had revealed in the raucous of 26/4/2009 that he had sold a 'property' to finance Kenneth Jeyaretnam so he had the right to make him Secretary-General. I wonder whether this is why Kenneth Jeyaretnam publicly pleaded after Balraj Naidu's arrest that he is an innocent family man, a loyal confidant of his late father and that the whole of Reform Party would stand firmly behind him.
So, we have BALRAJ NAIDU, the common factor in two causes - killing two birds with one stone as it were - trying to defeat a sovereign Government by providing arms to its enemy, an outlawed terrorist group and partaking in the overthrow of a legally elected management team of a Registered Singaporean Political Society by unconstitutional means. He was found guilty by the Baltimore Court and has been sentenced to a 5 year prison term in the first instance. The irony is that, in the second instance, Kenneth Jeyaretnam and the Reform Party would be incriminated, not him!
Mr Chandra Das
Former Member of Parliament - Cheng San GRC
All in the family
Former PAP member, is now Chairman of Action Information Management Pte Ltd (AIM). Das is a part-owner in the S$2 corporation AIM which acquired (purchased?) software from a Town Council. Allegedly AIM's office is the same as a PAP address. Hmmm? Chandra is or was Chairman of NTUC Fairprice Cooperative and Director of The Ascott Group.
Other owners of AIM are also members of the PAP.
Mr Chew Heng Ching,
Former Member of Parliament - East Coast GRC.
Director of AIM. Mr. Chew is or was also a Director of Dragon Land (Keppel Land unit).
Mr. Lau Ping Sum
Former Member of Parliament
Director of AIM.
Making the news in Singapore is the revelation that three ex-PAP MPs have set up a dormant company, AIM, which, in January 2011, bought the finance and computer system developed by 14 PAP Town Councils. AIM then charged the 14 PAP Town Councils fees every month for the usage of the very computer systems the town councils developed and sold to AIM. This was brought to light by the Singapore Website-Blog Yawning Bread as a questionable insider deal.
Subsequently Yawning Bread was forced to apologize or be sued by the authorities for its "exposure" of AIM. The lawyer involved demanding the apology was the formidable Senior Counsel Dato Setia Davinder Singh who is the power behind the throne for both Singapore and Brunei (see below).
Dato Setia Davinder Singh Senior Counsel
Formerly Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Davinder Singh, of Indian origin, has emerged as perhaps the most powerful person in Southeast Asia and maybe eventhe most powerful man in Singapore and Brunei.
Singh's rank in Singapore is that of Senior Counsel, the equivalent of Queen's Counsel in the United Kingdom. In December 2008, Singh joined the Monetary Authority of Singapore to advise on the implications of Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.
More importantly, Singh has been named Chief Advisor to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the absolute ruler of Brunei, who has bestowed upon Singh the elite noble title of Dato Setia.
As such, Senior Counsel Dato Setia Davinder Singh brings to Brunei his vast experience with Singapore's Internal Security Act, by which Singaporeans can be imprisoned indefinitely with no charges being brought against them.
Brunei also has an Internal Security Act, but lacks Singh's great expertise in such matters.
In Singapore, Singh was the sole personal lawyer of and advisor to Singapore's founder, Minister Mentor Lee Kwan Yew, Lee's son, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Senior Minister, Goh Chok Tong, Singapore's former Prime Minister.
Singh's immense power, spanning Singapore and Brunei is unparalleled in Southeast Asia!
Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) in Singapore's 11th Parliament
Law professor at the National University of Singapore. she converted from a "very, very arrogant" atheist to a Christian in 1987. She claimed to be "stopped" by a voice. "I basically had a sense that God was talking to me. I had stood up to walk out and I heard someone say, 'Stop'. And no one was around me. Everybody was busy doing their own thing. I was one of only one or two Chinese girls in this whole room of ang mohs. And then I just had the sense that I had encountered God, that he knew my name and I was shocked."
Famous for being barred from New York University due do her rabid anti-gay speech in Singapore's Parliament where Thio gave a supported the continued criminalisation of sexual activity between males, and likened gay sex to "shoving a straw up your nose to drink."
Ms Ho Geok Choo
Former Member of Parliament - West Coast GRC
Has cushy positions as Director and Company Representative, Messier Services Asia as well as Managing Director - Humanpower Advisory Pte Ltd.