Amy Khor

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Dr. Amy Khor Lean Suan (Chinese: 许连碹; pinyin: Xǔ Liánxuàn; born 23 February 1958) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), she is currently the Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Health as well as in the Ministry of Manpower (with effect from 1 September 2013),[1] the Mayor of South West District of Singapore, and a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the single-member constituency of Hong Kah North.

Career[edit]

Dr Khor was a valuer at the Property Tax Division from 1981 to 1987. She then served as a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore from 1989 to 1999. From 1999 to 2004, she was an Executive Director at Knight Frank.

Political career[edit]

Dr Khor was elected to Parliament as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency (Hong Kah GRC) at the 2001 general election. On 12 August 2004, she was appointed Mayor of the South West District (replacing Yu-Foo Yee Shoon).[2][3]

At the 2006 general election, Dr Khor was re-elected as an MP for Hong Kah GRC. Following the election she was appointed a Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and the Chairman of the Feedback Unit alongside her role as Mayor of the South West District. She was also made a Deputy Government Whip in 2007. In 2010, Dr Khor was promoted to Minister of State at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

At the 2011 general election, Dr Khor was elected as the MP for the Hong Kah North Single Member Constituency. She defeated the Singapore People's Party's candidate Sin Kek Tong. Dr Khor was made a Minister of State at the Ministry of Health and subsequently also served concurrently as the Minister of State at the Ministry of Manpower from 1 August 2012. From 1 September 2013, Dr Khor was promoted to Senior Minister of State. She continues to serve as the Mayor of the South West District and a Deputy Government Whip.

Education[edit]

Dr Khor was educated at Alexandra Hill Primary School, Raffles Girls' School and Raffles Institution, before going on to the National University of Singapore where she completed a Bachelor of Science in estate management in 1981. In 1988, she completed an Master of Business Administration at San Jose State University. She then completed a Doctor of Philosophy in land management at the University of Reading in 1997.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Dr Khor is married with three children. She is a Christian.[5]

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