5 first-time MPs appointed to PAP Women's Wing Executive Committee

5 first-time MPs appointed to PAP Women's Wing Executive Committee

The People's Action Party Women's Wing on Monday (Feb 1) unveiled its new Executive Committee for 2016-2017, welcoming five first-time Members of Parliament as District and Deputy District Advisers.

SINGAPORE: The People's Action Party Women's Wing (WW) on Monday (Feb 1) unveiled its new Executive Committee for 2016-2017, welcoming five first-time Members of Parliament (MP) as District/Deputy District Advisers, according to a media release.

They are: MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC Joan Pereira, MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Sun Xueling, MP for Tampines GRC Cheng Li Hui, MP for Fengshan SMC Cheryl Chan and MP for Jurong GRC Rahayu Mahzam.

DISTRICT/DEPUTY DISTRICT ADVISERS
CentralDr Intan Azura Mokhtar
Joan Periera
North EastSun Xueling
Cheng Li Hui
North WestEr Dr Lee Bee Wah
South EastTin Pei Ling
Cheryl Chan Wei Ling
South WestLow Yen Ling
Rahayu Mahzam

In the North East District, Ms Sun and Ms Cheng take over from Ms Irene Ng, who stepped down before the recent General Election. Ms Lee Bee Wah takes over as the North West District Adviser from Ms Ellen Lee, after she retired from politics prior to the recent General Election as well. Ms Low Yen Ling and Ms Rahayu take over from Ms Foo Mee Har in the South West District, while Ms Tin Pei Ling and Ms Chan take over from Ms Jessica Tan in the South East District.

Ms Grace Fu remains the Chairman of the Committee, while Ms Indranee Rajah, Mrs Josephine Teo and Dr Amy Khor remain Vice Chairmen of Outreach, Advocacy and Communications respectively. Ms Sim Ann also remains as the Committee's Secretary.

Ms Tin Pei Ling continues to be the Committee's New Media Lead, while the Committee welcomed Ms Chan Hui Yuh as the New Media Deputy Lead for the 2016-2017 term.

According to the media release, the WW's committee focused on Outreach, Advocacy and Communications in the previous term of Government. For 2016 and beyond, it is looking to build on the WW's capacity to reach out, connect with and speak out on behalf of the women of Singapore, it said.

"As Singapore navigates through challenges such as uncertain global economic conditions, lower work force growth and aging population, WW will strengthen our connection with women on the ground, extend our outreach to activists and enhance our leadership on issues confronting women of Singapore," said Ms Fu.

Source: CNA/dl

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