Ng Ling Ling (Singapore Politician)

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Ng Ling Ling
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Born1972
EducationBachelor of Accountancy, Master of Public Administration
Alma materNanyang Technological University (1991 - 1994), Australian National University (2003 - 2004)

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Ng Ling Ling (born 1972) is a Singaporean politician and a former public servant at the Ministry of Health (MOH) Office for Healthcare Transformation.[1] In June 2020, she was announced as a People's Action Party candidate and contested in Ang Mo Kio GRC. As of 10 July 2020, she is an elected Member of Parliament (MP).

Background[edit | edit source]

Before joining the social service sector, Ng Ling Ling worked in banking for five years.[2] She then worked at the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) for over a decade where she was heavily involved in developing the Community Chest (Comchest).[3] In 2018, she was given the tile, "Her World Woman of the Year" for her contributions to the social service industry.[4] She joined the primary healthcare sector in 2018 and stepped down from her positions in 2020 to enter politics.[5][6]

Early life & family[edit | edit source]

Growing up, Ng Ling Ling lived in a three-room Housing Development Board (HDB) flat with her parents and older sister.[7][8] In a candidate introduction video, she shared that her mother had encouraged her to participate in art competitions at the community centre as a child.[9] As of 2020, Ng Ling Ling is married with one child.

Education[edit | edit source]

Ng Ling Ling was a student at Raffles Girls' Secondary School and Raffles Junior College.[10] She graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 1994 with a degree in accountancy.[11][12]

Post-graduate studies[edit | edit source]

In 2004, she received her master's degree in public administration from the Australian National University (ANU).[13]

Politics[edit | edit source]

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

Ng Ling Ling was introduced as a People's Action Party (PAP) candidate on 25 June 2020.[14] On the PAP website, she is quoted to have said:

"It is important for us to take courage to do the things that we care about, for the people we care about, despite challenges, setbacks and sacrifices."[15]

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

Online allegation[edit | edit source]

On 29 June 2020, Richard Giam, the founding chief executive of the fund-raising firm, Rainmakerz published a Facebook post stating that Ng Ling Ling had made a "false claim" during her candidate introduction speech.[17] He had taken issue with the following statement:

"I set up the Social Service Training Institute (SSTI) and allocated funds to ensure that social service agencies can run critical programmes."[18]

Ng Ling Ling has since addressed the allegation, clarifying that SSTI had been a "team effort" and that she was a part of the "pioneer team".[19]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. Meah, Natasha and Ng Jun Sen. "GE2020: PAP unveils 11 new candidates, including ex-IMDA chief, CAG vice president and DBS managing director". TODAY. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  2. Toh Ting Wei. "Former managing director of Community Chest Ng Ling Ling named Her World's Woman of the Year". The Straits Times. August 24, 2018. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  3. "Ng Ling Ling". LinkedIn. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  4. "2018 NG LING LING HER WORLD WOMAN OF THE YEAR". Woman of The Year. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  5. Meah, Natasha and Ng Jun Sen. "GE2020: PAP unveils 11 new candidates, including ex-IMDA chief, CAG vice president and DBS managing director". TODAY. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  6. People's Action Party. "PAP Candidate: Ng Ling Ling". YouTube. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  7. Toh Ting Wei. "Former managing director of Community Chest Ng Ling Ling named Her World's Woman of the Year". The Straits Times. August 24, 2018. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  8. "2018 NG LING LING HER WORLD WOMAN OF THE YEAR". Woman of The Year. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  9. People's Action Party. "PAP Candidate: Ng Ling Ling". YouTube. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  10. "Ng Ling Ling". LinkedIn. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  11. "2018 NG LING LING HER WORLD WOMAN OF THE YEAR". Woman of The Year. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  12. People's Action Party. "PAP Candidate: Ng Ling Ling". YouTube. June 28, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  13. "Ng Ling Ling". LinkedIn. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  14. Meah, Natasha and Ng Jun Sen. "GE2020: PAP unveils 11 new candidates, including ex-IMDA chief, CAG vice president and DBS managing director". TODAY. June 25, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  15. "Ms Ng Ling Ling". People's Action Party. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  16. "2020 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Elections Department Singapore. Accessed on 13 July 2020.
  17. Meah, Natasha. "GE2020: PAP new face Ng Ling Ling responds to comments that she did not start social service training institute". TODAY. June 29, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  18. People's Action Party. "PAP's New Candidate - Ng Ling Ling". YouTube. June 26, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.
  19. Ho, Olivia. "Singapore GE2020: PAP new face Ng Ling Ling responds to claim of falsely taking credit for setting up institute". The Straits Times. June 29, 2020. Accessed on 8 July 2020.