Carrie Tan (Singapore Politician)

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Carrie Tan
Carrie Tan Hui Min PAP.jpg
Born1982
EducationBachelor of Arts (History)
Alma materNational University of Singapore (NUS)

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Carrie Tan Hui Min (born 1982) is a Singaporean politician and the founding executive director of the charity, Daughters of Tomorrow. In June 2020, she was announced as a People's Action Party (PAP) candidate in the 2020 Singapore General Elections and contested in Nee Soon GRC.[1] As of 10 July 2020, she is an elected Member of Parliament.

Background[edit | edit source]

Carrie Tan founded Daughters of Tomorrow in 2011 as a way to empower and uplift underprivileged women.[2] She had been inspired to act by a volunteer trip she had taken to India at 25 years old.[3] Before setting up the foundation, Carrie Tan worked in advertising and founded the headhunting and talent development consultancy, LEAP! Consulting.[4]

Early life & family[edit | edit source]

Carrie Tan was born in 1982 to a Chinese father who worked as a taxi driver and a Malaysian mother who was a home-maker.[5][6] After being diagnosed with scoliosis, Carrie had to undergo surgery at 12 years old. She is a first-generation Singaporean.[7]

Education[edit | edit source]

Carrie Tan attended Raffles Girls' School and Raffles Junior College for her secondary and tertiary education respectively.[8] She chose to major in History during her time at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She graduated from NUS in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in the arts and social sciences.[9]

People's Action Party - Grassroots involvement[edit | edit source]

Prior to her candidacy, Carrie was seen alongside prominent Members of Parliament like Masagos Zulkifli and K. Shanmugam at constituency events.[10] She is also the second advisor to grassroots organisations in Chong Pang.

Politics[edit | edit source]

General Elections 2020 - Candidate (Nee Soon GRC)[edit | edit source]

Carrie Tan was introduced as a People's Action Party (PAP) candidate on 26 June 2020.[11] She was added to the Nee Soon GRC team following Lee Bee Wah's announcement on 29 June that she was retiring from politics.[12] Carrie Tan believes that having empathy and a listening ear is crucial in the journey of helping others.[13] She says:

"I would like to bridge the community to solve problems together and help make Singapore a more caring and empathetic society".[14]

The People's Action Party won Nee Soon GRC with 61.9 per cent of the votes.[15]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  2. "Carrie Tan". LinkedIn. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  3. Wong Kim Hoh. "It Changed My Life: Domestic violence moved her to help disadvantaged women". The Straits Times. March 11, 2018. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  4. "Carrie Tan". LinkedIn. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  5. "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  6. People's Action Party. "PAP's New Candidate: Carrie Tan Huimin". Facebook. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  7. "Carrie Tan, Founder of Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT)". The Asian Entrepreneur. August 5, 2015. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  8. "GE 2020: Last batch of eight new faces". People's Action Party. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  9. "Carrie Tan". LinkedIn. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  10. Tee Zhuo. "Singapore GE: Could charity founder be in PAP line-up at election?". The Straits Times. March 25, 2020. Accessed on 2 June 2020.
  11. Yuen Sin and Ho, Olivia. "Singapore GE2020: PAP unveils final batch of candidates, including Singapore's first woman brigadier-general". The Straits Times. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  12. Yuen Sin. "Lee Bee Wah, Chia Shi-Lu among PAP MPs retiring this year". The New Paper. June 30, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  13. People's Action Party. "PAP Candidate: Carrie Tan Huimin". June 30, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020. YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukWfK4WAga4
  14. "Ms Carrie Tan Huimin". People's Action Party. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  15. "2020 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Elections Department Singapore. Accessed on 13 July 2020.