Nadia Ahmad Samdin (Singapore Politician)

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Nadia Ahmad Samdin
Nadiah Samdin.jpg
Born1990
EducationBachelor of Laws
Alma materSingapore Management University (SMU)

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Nadia Ahmad Samdin (born 1990) is a Singaporean lawyer. Active in community service, she is a board member for various non-profit organisations in Singapore. She is also a district councillor at the South East Community Development Council and a panel adviser to the Youth Court.[1] In June 2020, Nadia Samdin was announced as the youngest People's Action Party (PAP) candidate in the 2020 General Elections and contested in Ang Mo Kio GRC.[2] As of 10 July 2020, she is an elected Member of Parliament (MP).

Background[edit | edit source]

Nadia Samdin is an Associate Director at TSMP Law Corporation where she had first started as an intern.[3][4] Before pursuing a full-time career in law, Nadia was a current affairs producer at the news network, Channel NewsAsia.[5]

Education[edit | edit source]

Nadia Samdin was a student at Victoria Junior College and subsequently studied law at Singapore Management University.[6] In 2015, Nadia Ahmad Samdin received the SMU Alumni Rising Star award at the SMU Alumni Recognition Ceremony for her achievements in the public sphere.[7]

Community service[edit | edit source]

Nadia Samdin has been involved in volunteer work since she was 15 years old.[8] Since then, she has been involved in numerous community organisations like the National Youth Council (NYC) and the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO).[9] Nadia is also a board member on the Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Memorial Scholarship Fund Board and the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.[10] She has also initiated the Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM) School Top-up Fund to benefit underprivileged children in Singapore.[11][12]

Politics[edit | edit source]

General Elections 2020 - Candidate (Ang Mo Kio GRC)[edit | edit source]

Nadia Samdin was introduced as a People's Action Party (PAP) candidate on 24 June 2020[13] and is contesting for the Cheng San-Seletar ward in Ang Mo Kio GRC.[14] On the PAP website, she is quoted to have said:[15]

"I care about Singapore’s future, and our place in the world. I am keenly aware of the responsibility of my generation to ensure a sustainable and prosperous Singapore where Singaporeans of all ages can thrive. Singapore must always be a country where opportunities can be accessed by all. To me, it is about speaking up for those who may not have the opportunity to do so and being part of the future I hope to see."

The People's Action Party team won Ang Mo Kio GRC with 71.91 per cent of the votes.[16]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. "NADIA AHMAD SAMDIN". TSMP Law Corporation. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  2. "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  3. "NADIA AHMAD SAMDIN". Law Guide Singapore. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  4. "NADIA AHMAD SAMDIN". TSMP Law Corporation. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  5. Ilyas Sholihyn. "GE2020: PAP's Nadia Ahmad Samdin goes from reporting the news to becoming the news". Asia One. June 24, 2020. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  6. "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  7. Ilyas Sholihyn. "GE2020: PAP's Nadia Ahmad Samdin goes from reporting the news to becoming the news". Asia One. June 24, 2020. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  8. Ilyas Sholihyn. "GE2020: PAP's Nadia Ahmad Samdin goes from reporting the news to becoming the news". Asia One. June 24, 2020. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  9. "NADIA AHMAD SAMDIN". TSMP Law Corporation. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  10. "Lawyer who is active in various voluntary activities in and out of S'pore". Singapore Management University. August 12, 2018. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  11. "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of PAP's new candidates". The Straits Times. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  12. Nadia A. Samdin. "Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud School Top-up Fund". Facebook. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 26 June 2020.
  13. Nabilah Awang, Ng Jun Sen, Daryl Choo. "GE2020: PAP unveils 8 new candidates, including UOB banker and former People's Association chief". Today. June 24, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  14. Yip, Christy. "GE2020: Age is no issue, says PAP’s youngest candidate Nadia Samdin". Channel News Asia. July 4, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  15. "Ms Nadia Ahmad Samdin". People's Action Party. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  16. "2020 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Elections Department Singapore. Accessed on 13 July 2020.