Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui (Singapore Politician)

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Jamus Lim
Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui
Jamus Lim Chee Wui.jpg
Born1976
EducationBachelor of Business (Honours) (Economics)

Master of Science (Economics)

Master of Arts (Politics)

Doctor of Philosophy (International Economics)

Master of Liberal Arts (History)
Alma materUniversity of Southern Queensland (1995 - 1998)

London School of Economics (1999 - 2000)

University of California (Santa Cruz) (2001 - 2006)

Harvard University (2012 - 2018)

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Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui (born 1976) is a Singaporean politician. In June 2020, he was announced as a Workers' Party (WP) candidate for the 2020 Singapore General Elections and contested in Sengkang GRC.[1][2] As of 10 July 2020, he is an elected Member of Parliament.

Background[edit | edit source]

Apart from his professional achievements, Jamus Lim has achieved numerous qualifications over the years.[3] He is a certified mixologist and wine connoisseur, and an ordained minister. In the sports realm, he has received a black belt from the Singapore Taekwando Federation, a merit award from Raffles Institution for his performance in rugby and a certification in sailing. He is also proficient in playing the drums.

Career[edit | edit source]

Before joining politics, Jamus Lim was an associate professor of economics at the ESSEC Business School and the director and chief economist of a home-grown boutique investment advisory firm.[4][5][6] He had also worked on policy issues at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). He was also a senior economist at the World Bank and a lead economist at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.[7][8][9]

Family[edit | edit source]

As of June 2020, he is married with an eight-month-old daughter.[10]

Education[edit | edit source]

Jamus Lim attended Catholic High Primary School. After which, he was a student at Raffles Institution and subsequently, Raffles Junior College. He furthered his studies at the University of Southern Queensland and graduated with an honours degree in economics.[11]

Postgraduate studies (1999 - 2018)[edit | edit source]

On top of his bachelor's degree, Jamus Lim holds three master's degrees and one doctoral degree. In 2000, he attained his master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics. Six years later, he received his master’s degree in politics and a doctorate of economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2018, he graduated with a master’s degree in history from Harvard University. He also did a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University from 2014 to 2015.[12]

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

Jamus Lim pictured doing Grassroots outreach for the Workers' Party. Retrieved from Workers' Party.

Jamus Lim has done Grassroots outreach with the party and has also been involved with parliamentary support work.[13]

Politics[edit | edit source]

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

Jamus Lim was introduced as a Workers’ Party (WP) candidate on 26 June 2020.[14][15] He is contesting in his first General Election (GE), having returned to Singapore after twenty years of studying and working abroad.[16][17] In a video posted on Facebook, he shared his reason for running in GE 2020. He says:

"I deeply believe in the importance of competing ideas and diverse perspectives for the 21st-century economy to thrive, for ensuring social cohesion and for healthy democracy".[18]

According to his profile on the Workers’ Party (WP) website, his hopes for Singapore are:[19]

1. A home where all Singaporeans possess a deep sense of our journey together, built on a foundation of shared values and common aspirations.
2. A progressive and prosperous Singapore that offers diverse opportunities for our young to realise their dreams, without forgetting the weak and vulnerable among us.
3. A recognition that Singapore’s future challenges are different from those of the past, and will require policies that are realised only after earnest and meaningful debate.

He also intends to highlight issues relating to Singapore’s “pressure cooker” of an education system, which he claims has not produced the opportunities and wages it promised. He says:

“I believe that we have allowed superficial success in our educational system to blind us to the fact that… our education system is not preparing our children to take on and create good jobs for the future.”[20][21]

The Workers' Party team won Sengkang GRC with 52.13 per cent of the votes.[22]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. 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.
  2. Jalelah Abu Baker. “GE2020: PAP and WP to face off in new four-member Sengkang GRC”. Channel News Asia. July 1, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  3. "JAMUS JEROME LIM". Updated on 3 July 2020. Accessed on 3 July 2020.
  4. Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui. “Personal Profile”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  5. Tan, Audrey., Kurohi, Rei. “Singapore GE2020: WP’s A-team to defend Aljunied GRC; more new faces unveiled”. The Straits Times. June 27, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  6. Jamus Lim. “A quick introduction about who I am, what I do, and why I am standing for election as a candidate for the Workers’ Party”. Facebook. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  7. Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui. “Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  8. 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.
  9. Jamus Lim. “A quick introduction about who I am, what I do, and why I am standing for election as a candidate for the Workers’ Party”. Facebook. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  10. Jamus Lim. “A quick introduction about who I am, what I do, and why I am standing for election as a candidate for the Workers’ Party”. Facebook. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  11. Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui. “Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  12. Jamus Lim. “Education”. LinkedIn. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  13. Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui. “Personal Profile”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  14. 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.
  15. See, Sharon. “Two new faces among WP’s 2nd batch of 5 candidates for GE2020”. Business Times. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  16. Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui. “Personal Profile”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  17. Jamus Lim. “A quick introduction about who I am, what I do, and why I am standing for election as a candidate for the Workers’ Party”. Facebook. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  18. Jamus Lim. “A quick introduction about who I am, what I do, and why I am standing for election as a candidate for the Workers’ Party”. Facebook. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  19. Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui. “Hopes for Singapore”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  20. Tan, Audrey., Kurohi, Rei. “Singapore GE2020: WP’s A-team to defend Aljunied GRC; more new faces unveiled”. The Straits Times. June 27, 2020. Accessed on 1 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 1 July 2020.
  22. "2020 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Elections Department Singapore. Accessed on 13 July 2020.