Ron Tan Jun Yen (Singapore Politician)

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Ron Tan Jun Yen
Ron Tan Jun Yen.jpg
Born1985
EducationBachelor of Law, Bachelor of Commerce
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia

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Ron Tan Jun Yen (born 1985) is a Singaporean politician and a senior assistant manager at the National University Health System (NUHS) Research Office.[1] He previously contested in the 2015 Singapore General Elections with the Workers’ Party (WP) team for Nee Soon (GRC) but lost to the People’s Action Party (PAP) team.[2] In June 2020, he was announced as a WP candidate for the 2020 General Elections and contested in Marine Parade GRC.[3][4][5]

Background

In 2011, Ron Tan worked as a legal executive for the law firm, Rodyk & Davidson.[6] In 2015, he was a real estate agent for Propnex and the director of a small investment company, Win Supreme Investment.[7][8] As of June 2020, he is a senior assistant manager at the National University Health System (NUHS) Research Office managing research-related contracts.[9] In 2020, Ron Tan was a COVID-19 volunteer where he provided medical care and swab-testing for quarantined migrant workers.[10]

Early life & family

Ron Tan grew up in a Hokkien family. He lived in Perth, Australia for several years.[11] When he was serving his National Service, Ron Tan was a combat medic.[12] As of June 2020, he is married with a daughter.[13]

Education

Ron Tan attended Maris Stella High School (Primary) in Singapore.[14] From 1996 to 2001, he studied at Guildford Grammar School in Perth, Western Australia where he learnt Bahasa Indonesia.[15] According to the Workers' Party website, he is also fluent in English and Mandarin.[16] He furthered his studies at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and graduated with a double degree in law and commerce in 2008.[17][18] During his time in university, he was the president of the Singapore Students Society committee and subsequently, the advisor in his last year of studies.[19]

Workers' Party - Grassroots involvement

Ron Tan pictured doing grassroots work for the Workers' Party. Photo from Workers' Party.

In 2012, Ron Tan began volunteering with the Workers’ Party at Hougang Constituency Committee (HGCC). He has been assisting with the Aljunied Constituency Committee since 2017.[20][21][22] His experience with the Workers’ Party includes: being a legislative assistant to MP Low Thia Khiang, parliamentary support work, being a member of The Workers’ Party Youth Wing and being an executive committee member of the party’s media team.[23][24]

Politics

General Elections 2020 - Candidate (Marine Parade GRC)

Ron Tan was introduced as a Workers’ Party (WP) candidate on 26 June 2020.[25] According to his profile on the Workers’ Party website, his hopes for Singapore are:[26]

1. That young Singaporeans step up to take on more responsibilities and be the voice speaking up for their seniors, their cohort, and their children.
2. The preservation of our heritage and traditions while ensuring that no one, regardless of age, gender or background, is neglected.
3. Our children to have equal opportunity to learn, share and excel, and to understand that failure is just a learning milestone.
4. For Singaporeans to shape the Singapore core, and to aspire to fulfil and reach their respective Singaporean Dreams.

With 42.24 per cent of the votes, the Workers' Party team lost Marine Parade GRC to the People's Action Party team led by Tan Chuan Jin.[27]

General Elections 2015 - Candidate (Nee Soon GRC)

In the 2015 General Elections, Ron Tan was part of the Workers’ Party (WP) team that contested for Nee Soon GRC.[28] The WP team garnered 33.17 per cent of votes and lost to the People’s Action Party (PAP) team who garnered 66.83 per cent of votes.[29]

References/ Citations

  1. Ron Tan Jun Yen. “Personal Profile”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  2. Cai, Candice. “‘You have to be responsible for residents’: WP’s Ron Tan on best lesson from Low Thia Khiang”. AsiaOne. June 27, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  3. Tang, See Kit, Chew, Hui Min. “GE2020: Workers’ Party introduces five more prospective candidates”. Channel News Asia. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  4. Lee, Jeremy. “WP’s Marine Parade Slate Has 3 Newcomers, Will Run Against Goh Chok Tong-Less PAP Team”. Must Share News. June 30, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  5. Ang, Hwee Min. “GE2020: WP and PAP to go head to head in Marine Parade GRC”. Channel News Asia. July 1, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  6. Ron Tan. “Experience”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  7. Ron Tan Jun Yen 陈俊元”. The Workers’ Party. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  8. Hon, Jing Yi. “Warmth and friendship of residents inspired him to serve”. TODAYonline. August 29, 2015. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  9. Ron Tan Jun Yen 陈俊元. Facebook. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=267014704557309
  10. Pritam Singh. Facebook. May 29, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/pritam.eunos/posts/3163118313710460
  11. Ron Tan Jun Yen 陈俊元”. The Workers’ Party. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  12. Ron Tan Jun Yen. “Ron Tan Jun Yen”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  13. Ron Tan Jun Yen. “Personal Profile”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  14. Hon, Jing Yi. “Warmth and friendship of residents inspired him to serve”. TODAYonline. August 29, 2015. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  15. Ron Tan. “Education”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  16. Ron Tan Jun Yen 陈俊元”. The Workers’ Party. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  17. Ron Tan Jun Yen 陈俊元. Facebook. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=267014704557309
  18. Ron Tan. “Education”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  19. Ron Tan Jun Yen 陈俊元”. The Workers’ Party. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  20. Ron Tan Jun Yen. “Ron Tan Jun Yen”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  21. Tang, See Kit., Chew, Hui Min. “GE2020: Workers’ Party introduces five more prospective candidates”. Channel News Asia. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  22. Ron Tan Jun Yen 陈俊元. Facebook. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=267014704557309
  23. Ron Tan Jun Yen 陈俊元”. The Workers’ Party. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  24. Ron Tan Jun Yen 陈俊元. Facebook. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=267014704557309
  25. Tan, Audrey., Kurohi, Rei. “Singapore GE2020: Workers’ Party confirms Aljunied GRC slate, introduces second batch of candidates”. The Straits Times. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  26. Ron Tan Jun Yen. “Hopes for Singapore”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  27. "2020 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Elections Department Singapore. Accessed on 13 July 2020.
  28. Cai, Candice. “‘You have to be responsible for residents’: WP’s Ron Tan on best lesson from Low Thia Khiang”. AsiaOne. June 27, 2020. Accessed on 2 July 2020.
  29. Amit Roy Choudhury. “GE2015: PAP retains Nee Soon GRC”. Business Times. September 12, 2015. Accessed on 2 July 2020.