Maliki Osman

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This is a Malay name; the name Osman is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Maliki.

Mohamad Maliki bin Osman (born 19 July 1965) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is the Mayor of the South East District of Singapore, and a Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the ministries of Defence and National Development. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 2001, representing the Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) of Sembawang (2001-2011) and East Coast (2011-).


Maliki was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and Psychology at the National University of Singapore from 1998 to 2004.

Political career[edit]

Maliki was first elected to Parliament at the 2001 general election. In 2004, he was made a Parliamentary Secretary. He served as Parliamentary Secretary at the ministries of Health (2004-05), the Community Development, Youth and Sports (2004-06), and National Development (2005-10). In 2010, Maliki was promoted to Senior Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of National Development. Following the 2011 general election, he became Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Defence and Mayor of the South East Community Development Council.[1] He was promoted to Minister of State on 1 Sept 2013.

As part of his National Development portfolio, Maliki chairs the main Workgroup for the Geylang Serai redevelopment project, which includes a Civic Centre Subgroup that oversees the concept, design and facilities for the new civic centre - Wisma Geylang Serai.[2]

In February 2013, Maliki launched a commemorative publication titled "The Making of Wisma Geylang Serai", and a design competition for the new civic centre.[3] Maliki was tasked with chairing the workgroup on “Recognition and Benefits for NS” as part of the Committee on Strengthening National Service at the Ministry of Defence.

Maliki serves as Chairman of the Community Improvement Projects Committee at the Ministry of National Development.

At community level, Maliki is the Advisor to the Centre for Promoting Alternatives to Violence (PAVe), the ADAM Association and East Coast GRCs' Grassroots Organisations.[1]


Maliki was educated at the Duchess Primary School, Dunearn Secondary Technical School and First Toa Payoh Secondary School, before going on to the National University of Singapore where he completed Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science(Honours) and Master of Social Science. In 1998, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Personal life[edit]

Maliki is married and has two children. He enjoys badminton, swimming and playing the Chinese guzheng.


  1. ^ a b "Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman CV" (PDF). Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Channel News Asia: Geylang Serai civic centre will be "vibrant", says Dr Maliki". Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Speech by Senior Parliamentary Secretary Maliki Osman at the launch of "The Making of Wisma Geylang Serai" commemorative publication". Retrieved February 23, 2013. 

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