Lui Tuck Yew
|Lui Tuck Yew|
|Lui Tuck Yew in May 2012|
|Minister for Transport|
21 May 2011
|Prime Minister||Lee Hsien Loong|
|Preceded by||Raymond Lim|
|Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts|
1 April 2009 – 20 May 2011
|Prime Minister||Lee Hsien Loong|
|Preceded by||Lee Boon Yang|
|Succeeded by||Yaacob Ibrahim|
16 August 1961 |
|Political party||People's Action Party|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge,
|Service/branch||Republic of Singapore Navy|
|Commands||Chief of Navy (1999–2003)|
Lui Tuck Yew (simplified Chinese: 吕德耀; traditional Chinese: 呂德耀; pinyin: Lǚ Déyào; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lū Tek-iāu) (born 16 August 1961) is a Singaporean politician. A Member of Parliament from the governing People's Action Party (PAP) since 2006, he is the country's Minister for Transport. He previously served as the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts from 2010 to 2011. Lui was formerly an officer in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), where he rose to the rank of Rear-Admiral (RADM). He took over from RADM Richard Lim Cherng Yih and served as Singapore's Chief of Navy from 1999 to 2003.
Lui was educated at Chung Cheng High School and Anglo-Chinese Junior College, before receiving a Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge, where he read chemistry in Trinity College and graduated in 1983. In 1994, he completed a Master of Arts in international relations at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Lui began his career in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). He became the Chief of Navy in 1999. He left the RSN in 2003 to join the Administrative Service, and was appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA). In 2004, he became the Deputy Secretary (Land) at the Ministry of Transport, while continuing to serve concurrently as CEO of the MPA. In 2005, Lui was appointed the CEO of the Housing and Development Board.
At the 2006 general election, Lui was elected to Parliament as a member of the People's Action Party (PAP) team in the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC). He was re-elected to Parliament at the 2011 general election, this time in Moulmein-Kallang GRC.
Lui was appointed a Minister of State at the Ministry of Education in 2006. In 2008, he became the Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. He was made the Acting Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts in 2009, and became a full member of the Cabinet in 2010.
After the 2011 general election, Lui was appointed the Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs. He relinquished his portfolio in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 1 August 2012, and remains the Minister for Transport.
During his tenure as Minister for Transport, Lui defended the privatization of the public transport system, explaining that if public transport were to be nationalised, operators would be dependent on government funding as well as operate on a cost recovery basis. This he added, would not spur them to lower transport costs. Lui is adamant that the companies remain financially viable by approving yearly fare hikes.
2011 general election
In the 2011 general election, Lui was a PAP candidate in the newly created Moulmein-Kallang GRC, which included his Moulmein ward (which had previously been part of Tanjong Pagar GRC). The PAP team defeated the team from the Workers' Party by 44,828 votes (58.56%) to 31,721 (41.44%).
Lui is married to Soo Fen. They have two children. 
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Lee Boon Yang
|Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts
|Minister for Transport
Rear-Admiral Richard Lim Cherng Yih
|Chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy
1999 – 1 April 2003
Rear-Admiral Ronnie Tay