Chan Hui Yuh (Singapore Politician)

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Chan Hui Yuh
Chan Hui Yuh.jpg
Born1976
EducationBachelor of Science
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia

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Chan Hui Yuh (born 1976) is a Singaporean politician and the marketing director at Jingslink Marketing, a product supplier in the construction industry.[1][2] In June 2020, she was announced as a People's Action Party (PAP) candidate for the 2020 General Elections and contested in Aljunied GRC.

Background[edit | edit source]

Outside of politics and business, Chan Hui Yuh has been working as a voiceover talent for television commercials, public announcement systems and corporate videos since 1995.[3] As of 2020, she is married with two children.

Education[edit | edit source]

Chan Hui Yuh was a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, the United Kingdom from which she has received a Licentiate in Speech & Drama.[4][5] She also holds a bachelor of science from the University of Western Australia (UWA).[6]

Grassroots involvement & outreach[edit | edit source]

Chan Hui Yuh has been involved in grassroots work since 2000 when she started volunteering in Siglap.[7] She subsequently became the chairperson of the Siglap Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC).[8] She moved her work to Serangoon in April 2014[9] and by the 2015 General Elections, she was the chairperson of the PAP Serangoon branch in Aljunied GRC.[10][11] As of 2020, Chan Hui Yuh is the adviser to Aljunied GRC Grassroots Organisations.[12]

Politics[edit | edit source]

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

Chan Hui Yuh was introduced as a People's Action Party candidate on 26 June 2020.[13] According to a Channel News Asia article introducing the political candidates, Chan Hui Yuh is quoted to have said the following:

"I feel the Government must continue to listen and find new ways to meet the needs and aspirations of Singapore. I look forward to be able to help make the process, the system friendlier and easier for our citizens and businesses to get help to fulfil their daily needs, dreams and hopes."[14]

In her candidate introduction video, Chan Hui Yuh shared that she is "looking out" for women and the elderly through her work.[15] With 40 per cent of the votes, the Aljunied GRC PAP team lost to the Workers' Party team that was led by Pritam Singh.[16]

General Elections 2015[edit | edit source]

In 2015, Chan Hui Yuh was almost fielded as a PAP candidate for Aljunied GRC. However, she withdrew from the elections citing familial responsibilities as the reason for her withdrawal.[17]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  2. "About Us". Jingslink Marketing. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  3. "CHAN HUI YUH ASIAN ENGLISH". Voiceovers Asia. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  4. "Hui Yuh Chan, PBM". LinkedIn. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  5. "CHAN HUI YUH ASIAN ENGLISH". Voiceovers Asia. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  6. "Hui Yuh Chan, PBM". LinkedIn. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  7. People's Action Party. "PAP Candidate: Chan Hui Yuh". YouTube. June 29, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  8. "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  9. People's Action Party. "PAP Candidate: Chan Hui Yuh". YouTube. June 29, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  10. Siau Ming En. "Juggling activist work, motherhood took a toll on Chan". TODAY. August 29, 2015. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  11. Au-Yong, Rachel. "Standing their ground: PAP 'suicide squad' alive, making presence felt in Aljunied". The Straits Times. March 13, 2016. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  12. "Hui Yuh Chan, PBM". LinkedIn. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  13. "GE2020: PAP unveils four more new candidates, 3 of them female". Yahoo! News Singapore. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  14. Aqil Haziq Mahmud and Cindy Co. "GE2020: Final 4 of 27 new PAP candidates introduced, including former fighter pilot". Channel News Asia. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  15. People's Action Party. "PAP Candidate: Chan Hui Yuh". YouTube. June 29, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  16. "2020 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Elections Department Singapore. Accessed on 13 July 2020.
  17. Siau Ming En. "Juggling activist work, motherhood took a toll on Chan". TODAY. August 29, 2015. Accessed on 8 July 2020.