Louis Chua Kheng Wee (Singapore Politician)

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Louis Chua Kheng Wee
Louis Chua Kheng Wee.jpg
Born1987
EducationDegree in Accountancy, Degree in Business
Alma materSingapore Management University

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Louis Chua Kheng Wee (born 1987), also known as Chua Kheng Wee, is the vice president and equity research analyst at the global investment company, Credit Suisse AG.[1] In June 2020, he was announced as a Workers’ Party (WP) candidate for the 2020 General Elections and contested in Sengkang GRC.[2] As of 10 July 2020, he is an elected Member of Parliament.

Background[edit | edit source]

Since graduating from university, Chua Kheng Wee has been working at Credit Suisse first as an equity research associate and then an analyst.[3][4] His research focus is on the Singapore equity markets, particularly in the real estate and transportation sectors.[5] In 2018, he published a report titled “Opening the HDB Pandora’s Box”, which highlighted issues relating to the 99-year HDB lease.[6]

Early life & family[edit | edit source]

Chua Kheng Wee was born and raised in Singapore. He grew up in Singapore’s Ang Mo Kio estate.[7] He has been married since 2017 and welcomed the birth of his son in September 2019.[8][9]

Education[edit | edit source]

Chua Kheng Wee attended Townsville Primary School and Anderson Secondary School.[10] After which, he enrolled in Hwa Chong Institution. He furthered his studies at Singapore Management University (SMU) and graduated with a double degree in accountancy and business, both with the highest distinction in 2012.[11]

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

Chua Kheng Wee (right, foreground) pictured working the ground at Buangkok MRT. Photo from Chua Kheng Wee's Facebook.

Chua Kheng Wee has experience doing grassroots work and also parliamentary support work.[12][13] He played an important role in preparing the Workers’ Party Working Paper on HDB resale prices, “Counting Down to Zero: Are There Alternatives to SERS?” which was published in 2019.[14]

Politics[edit | edit source]

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

Chua Kheng Wee was introduced as a Workers’ Party (WP) candidate on 25 June 2020.[15][16] According to his profile on the Workers’ Party website, his hopes for Singapore are as such:[17]

1. Every Singaporean is empowered to achieve his or her maximum potential regardless of background, with a strong social safety net for the less privileged.
2. That we have a culture of open-mindedness, where the government of the day and civil service recognise the value of alternative viewpoints to achieve the best outcomes for Singapore.
3. A balanced parliament to enhance accountability and transparency in government decision making.

In a video posted on his Instagram on 26 June 2020, Chua Kheng Wee shared the reason why he joined the WP. He says:

“It is because I care deeply for the future of Singapore that my baby boy will grow up in.”[18]

The Workers' Party team won Sengkang GRC with 52.13 per cent of the votes.[19]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. "Louis Chua". LinkedIn. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  2. Tan, Audrey. “Singapore GE2020: Workers’ Party introduces first batch of candidates for election, including Nicole Seah”. The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  3. Chew, Hui Min., Tang, See Kit. “Nicole Seah among Workers’ Party’s prospective candidates for GE2020”. Channel News Asia. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  4. Tan, Audrey. “Singapore GE2020: Workers’ Party introduces first batch of candidates for election, including Nicole Seah”. The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  5. CHUA KHENG WEE 蔡庆威. “One small step towards a better Singapore”. Facebook. June 29, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  6. Pritam Singh. "A Housing Conversation". Facebook. November 12, 2018. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  7. CHUA KHENG WEE 蔡庆威. “One small step towards a better Singapore”. Facebook. June 29, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  8. chuakhengwee. Instagram. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CB26hhAHMZb/?igshid=4t3et2wgz13d
  9. chuakhengwee. Instagram. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/CB5mztknB7e/?igshid=qxyunvbaq6o6
  10. Louis Chua Kheng Wee. “Personal Profile”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  11. "Louis Chua". LinkedIn. Accessed on 1 July 2020.
  12. Louis Chua Kheng Wee. “Personal Profile”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  13. Navene Elangovan, Low, Youjin, Cheng, Kenneth. “WP announces Low Thia Khiang not standing in GE; unveils first slate of candidates, including Nicole Seah”. TODAYOnline. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  14. Lim, Min Zhang. “Workers’ Party unveils new housing policy paper”. The Straits Times. December 2, 2019. Accessed on 30 June 2020.
  15. Chew, Hui Min., Tang, See Kit. “Nicole Seah among Workers’ Party’s prospective candidates for GE2020”. Channel News Asia. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  16. Tan, Audrey. “Singapore GE2020: Workers’ Party introduces first batch of candidates for election, including Nicole Seah”. The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  17. Louis Chua Kheng Wee. “Personal Profile”. Workers’ Party. Accessed on 29 June 2020.
  18. chuakhengwee. Instagram. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 29 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CB26hhAHMZb/?igshid=4t3et2wgz13d
  19. "2020 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Elections Department Singapore. Accessed on 13 July 2020.