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Committee meets in July to consider NMP nominees

Thirty-six proposal forms for NMPs have been received, 22 of which were from the general public. The 14 other forms were from seven groups representing various organisations.

SINGAPORE: A committee looking at candidates for the Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) positions has asked MPs for their comments and views on the nominees.

The Special Select Committee has also obtained views from referees for people proposed as NMPs.

A statement from the Office of the Clerk of Parliament announced this on Monday (June 23).

Thirty-six proposal forms for NMPs have been received, 22 of which were from the general public.

The 14 other forms were from seven groups representing organisations from areas such as business and industry; the professions; the labour movement; social service organisations; civic and people sector; tertiary education institutions; and media, arts and sports.

The committee, headed by Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, will meet next month (July) to consider eligible candidates.

The other members of the committee are Dr Ng Eng Hen, Ms Grace Fu, Dr Janil Puthucheary, Ms Ellen Lee, Mr Low Thia Khiang, Mr Masagos Zulkifli and Ms Sim Ann. 

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