Hany Soh (Singapore Politician)

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Hany Soh
Hany Soh Hui Bin.jpg
Born24 June 1987
EducationBachelor of Law
Alma materUniversity of Liverpool

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Hany Soh Hui Bin (born 24 June 1987) is a Singaporean politician and a director at MSC Law Corporation.[1] As of June 2020, Hany Soh also co-chairs the Law Society's community legal clinics committee and organises bi-monthly legal clinics for residents in Bukit Panjang.[2][3] In June 2020, she was announced as a People's Action Party (PAP) candidate for the 2020 General Elections and contested in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.[4] As of 10 July 2020, she is an elected Member of Parliament.

Background[edit | edit source]

Hany Soh's first experience in the legal career was as a polytechnic intern at M/s Ong Tan & Nair that was run by Prabhakaran N Nair. After her internship, she continued to work as a paralegal for Nair during her university years.[5] In 2013, Hany Soh was accepted as an advocate & solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.[6] Before joining MSC Law Corporation in 2016, she worked at Derrick Wong & Lim BC LLP on a training contract.[7]

Early life & family[edit | edit source]

In a public address on 24 June 2020, Hany Soh shared that she was a playful child who was not interested in studying.[8] In Secondary 2, she joined the English Literature, Drama and Debate Society (“ELDDS”) where she realised her skills and passion in debate.[9] Growing up, she was close to her grandmother.[10]

Education[edit | edit source]

Hany Soh went to Bendemeer Secondary School where she was a student in the Normal Academic stream.[11] She pursued a diploma in law and management at Temasek Polytechnic before attaining her law degree from the University of Liverpool in 2011.[12]

Politics[edit | edit source]

General Elections 2020 - Candidate (Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC)[edit | edit source]

Hany Soh was introduced as a People's Action Party (PAP) candidate on 24 June 2020.[13] On the PAP website, she is quoted to have said:

"My life ethos is ‘Never forget to serve the last, the lost and the least’. To be an MP is about serving the people, understanding their aspirations and needs, and not forgetting the vulnerable who may not have the courage to come forward and seek the necessary help."[14]

On 5 July 2020, Hany Soh fell and fractured her foot while on her campaign trail.[15] Following the election results, the People's Action Party team won Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC with 63.18 per cent of the votes.[16]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. "Hany Soh". MSC Law Corporation. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  2. "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  3. People's Action Party. "PAP Candidate: Hany Soh Hui Bin". YouTube. June 27, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  4. "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  5. "It’s All About the Moral Support You Get and the Self-belief You Have". Law Gazette. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  6. "Hany Soh". MSC Law Corporation. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  7. "It’s All About the Moral Support You Get and the Self-belief You Have". Law Gazette. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  8. People's Action Party. "E23 - PAP's New Candidate - Hany Soh". Facebook. June 24, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  9. "It’s All About the Moral Support You Get and the Self-belief You Have". Law Gazette. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  10. People's Action Party. "PAP Candidate: Hany Soh Hui Bin". YouTube. June 27, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  11. "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  12. "Hany Soh". MSC Law Corporation. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  13. Fan, Jason and Jane Zhang. "PAP unveils 4 more candidates for GE 2020, including one of SAF's highest ranking Malay/Muslim officers". Mothership. June 24, 2020. Accessed on 9 July 2020.
  14. "Ms Hany Soh Hui Bin". People's Action Party. Accessed on 9 July 2020.
  15. Toh Ting Wei. "Singapore GE2020: PAP new face Hany Soh fractures foot after fall during house visits". The Straits Times. July 6, 2020. Accessed on 9 July 2020.
  16. "2020 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Elections Department Singapore. Accessed on 13 July 2020.