Sim Ann

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Sim Ann

Sim Ann

Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 May 2011
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister Heng Swee Keat
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Law
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 May 2011
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister K Shanmugam
Member of Parliament
for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 May 2011
Preceded by Yu-Foo Yee Shoon
Personal details
Born (1975-03-12) 12 March 1975 (age 39)
Singapore
Political party People's Action Party
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sim.

Sim Ann (Chinese: 沈颖; pinyin: Shěn Yǐng; born 12 March 1975) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), she is the Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the ministries of Education and Law, and a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency.

Career[edit]

Prior to being elected to Parliament, Sim worked as a civil servant. From 1998 to 2000, she was an Assistant Director for Finance Policy and Planning at Singapore's Ministry of Health. In 2000, she was made an Assistant Director for Implementation Planning at the Ministry of Home Affairs. In 2003, she became a Deputy Director for Trade at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. From 2007 to 2009, Sim was the Regional Director (East China) at International Enterprise Singapore. In 2009, she became the Director of the National Population Secretariat.

Political career[edit]

At the 2011 general election, Sim was elected to Parliament as an MP for the Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency (GRC). She was a member of the PAP's team in the GRC led by the Minister for Community Development Youth and Sports, Vivian Balakrishnan, which defeated the team from the Singapore Democratic Party by 48,773 votes (60.1%) to 32,406 (39.9%). Since the election, she has represented the Bukit Timah ward within the constituency.

Following the election, Sim was made the Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Law.

Education[edit]

Sim was educated in Raffles Girls' School and Hwa Chong Junior College, before being awarded a President's Scholarship to study at Oxford University, where she completed a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics in 1997. In 1998, she completed a Master of Arts in political science at Stanford University. Sim also holds a post-graduate diploma in translation and interpretation from Nanyang Technological University, which she completed in 2005.

Personal life[edit]

Sim is married to Mok Ying Jang. The couple have three children (two sons and one daughter). Sim's second son was born on 22 November 2011, making Sim the first MP in Singapore to give birth while holding office.[1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Sim Ann at parliament.gov.sg
  • Sim Ann, PAP media release, 14 April 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
N.A.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education
2011–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
N.A.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Law
2011–present
Incumbent