Dylan Ng Foo Eng (Singapore Politician)

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Dylan Ng Foo Eng
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Born1975
EducationDegree in Economics, Higher Diploma in Private Banking
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia (UWA)

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Dylan Ng Foo Eng (born 1975) was the head of wealth management and senior vice-president for KGI Securities before becoming the director at a wealth advisory firm.[1][2] He has been an active member with the Workers' Party (WP) since 2012 and contested in the 2015 Singapore General Elections in Marine Parade GRC.[3][4] In June 2020, he was announced as a WP candidate for the 2020 General Elections and contested in East Coast GRC.[5][6]

Background[edit | edit source]

Dylan Ng has over twenty years of corporate experience, mainly in the banking and finance industry focusing on wealth management.[7][8] He has experience working at Standard Chartered Bank, United Overseas Bank, RHB Bank and was the head of wealth management and senior vice-president at KGI Securities.[9][10] As of 2020, Dylan is a director at a wealth advisory firm.

Early life & family[edit | edit source]

In an article that was published on The Straits Times in 2015, Dylan Ng shared that he "came from a humble family" and often just had porridge and salted eggs for their meals.[11] As of 2020, he is married with two children - a daughter (born 2005) and a son (born 2009).[12][13]

Education[edit | edit source]

Dylan Ng attended Nanyang Junior College and went on to study at the University of Western Australia (UWA) where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics. He majored in Economics and Finance and International Trade. Additionally, he attained a higher diploma in Private Banking (Wealth Management) from the Singapore Management University (SMU).[14]

Workers' Party - Grassroots & party involvement[edit | edit source]

Dylan Ng (centre) pictured with WP's Leon Perera on community rounds in 2020. Photo from Dylan Ng's Facebook.

Dylan Ng joined the Workers’ Party (WP) as a volunteer in 2012.[15][16] He has experience doing community outreach and is also a WP Grassroots Committee member. As a member of the WP’s economics team, he is also involved in policy work.[17]

Politics[edit | edit source]

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

Dylan Ng was introduced as a Workers’ Party (WP) candidate on 26 June 2020. According to his profile on the Workers’ Party (WP) website, his hope for Singapore is:[18]

A “balanced” parliament with diverse views and voices, (that) engage in robust policy debate which will benefit Singapore and Singaporeans as part of real democratisation.

Additionally, it is stated on the WP website that Dylan Ng:

"... does not subscribe to power monopoly in Singapore but in check and balance and political competition."[19]

With 46.59 per cent of the votes, the Workers' Party team lost East Cost GRC to the People's Action Party (PAP) team led by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Wee Keat.[20]

General Elections 2015 - Candidate (Marine Parade GRC)[edit | edit source]

Dylan Ng contested as a candidate in the Marine Parade GRC in the 2015 General Elections.[21][22][23] He was part of the party’s slate of five candidates. His team garnered 35.9 per cent of votes cast and lost to the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) that was helmed by former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.[24][25]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. Dylan Ng Foo Eng 黄富荣. “About”. Facebook. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  2. Dylan Ng. “Experience”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  3. Dylan Ng Foo Eng”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  4. CNA. "GE2015: Dylan Ng speaks at WP rally at Serangoon Stadium, Sep 8". YouTube. September 8, 2015. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  5. Tang, See Kit., Chew, Hui Min. “GE2020: Workers’ Party introduces five more prospective candidates”. Channel News Asia. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  6. Dylan Ng Foo Eng 黄富荣. Facebook. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 30 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=846195812456111
  7. Tang, See Kit., Chew, Hui Min. “GE2020: Workers’ Party introduces five more prospective candidates”. Channel News Asia. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  8. Dylan Ng Foo Eng 黄富荣. Facebook. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 30 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=846195812456111
  9. Dylan Ng. “Experience”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  10. Dylan Ng Foo Eng 黄富荣. “About”. Facebook. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  11. Cost of living a key focus”. The Straits Times. August 27, 2015. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  12. Dylan Ng Foo Eng 黄富荣. “About”. Facebook. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  13. Dylan Ng Foo Eng”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  14. Dylan Ng Foo Eng”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  15. Tang, See Kit., Chew, Hui Min. “GE2020: Workers’ Party introduces five more prospective candidates”. Channel News Asia. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  16. Dylan Ng Foo Eng 黄富荣. Facebook. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 30 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=846195812456111
  17. Dylan Ng Foo Eng”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  18. Dylan Ng Foo Eng”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  19. Ibid.
  20. "2020 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Elections Department Singapore. Accessed on 13 July 2020.
  21. Cost of living a key focus”. The Straits Times. August 27, 2015. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  22. Dylan Ng Foo Eng 黄富荣. Facebook. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 30 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=846195812456111
  23. Workers Party. Facebook. September 8, 2015. Accessed on 1 July 2020.https://www.facebook.com/workersparty/photos/dylan-ng-candidate-for-marine/1173021232714458/
  24. Lee Min Kok. "GE2015: PAP wins Marine Parade GRC with 64.1 per cent of votes". The Straits Times. September 12, 2015. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  25. Tan, Audrey, Marissa Lee and Tham Yuen C. "Workers' Party will continue to walk the ground in Marine Parade despite loss". The Straits Times. September 12, 2015. Accessed on 1 July 2020.