Amy Khor

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Amy Khor
许连碹
Senior Minister of State for Transport
Assumed office
27 July 2020
Serving with Chee Hong Tat
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterOng Ye Kung
(2020–2021)
S. Iswaran
(2021–present)
Senior Minister of State for Sustainability
and the Environment
Assumed office
27 July 2020
Serving with Koh Poh Koon (2022–present)
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterGrace Fu
Senior Minister of State for Environment
and Water Resources
In office
1 October 2015 – 26 July 2020
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterMasagos Zulkifli
Preceded byGrace Fu (2012)
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Senior Minister of State for Health
In office
1 September 2013 – 26 July 2020
Serving with Lam Pin Min (2017–2020)
Edwin Tong (2018–2020)
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterGan Kim Yong
Succeeded byKoh Poh Koon
Janil Puthucheary
Senior Minister of State for Manpower
In office
1 September 2013 – 30 September 2015
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterTan Chuan-Jin
Lim Swee Say
Minister of State for Manpower
In office
1 August 2012 – 31 August 2013
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterTan Chuan Jin
Minister of State for Health
In office
21 May 2011 – 31 August 2013
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterGan Kim Yong
Succeeded byLam Pin Min (2014)
Minister of State for Environment
and Water Resources
In office
1 November 2010 – 20 May 2011
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterYaacob Ibrahim
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Environment
and Water Resources
In office
30 May 2006 – 31 October 2010
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterYaacob Ibrahim
Mayor of the South West District
In office
12 August 2004 – 26 May 2014
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
Preceded byYu-Foo Yee Shoon
Succeeded byLow Yen Ling
Member of Parliament
for Hong Kah North SMC
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority5,890 (21.98%)
Member of Parliament
for Hong Kah GRC
In office
3 November 2001 – 18 April 2011
Preceded byJohn Chen
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority5,890 (21.98%)
Personal details
Born1958[1]
Malaysia
NationalitySingaporean
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Alma materNational University of Singapore (BS)
San Jose State University (MBA)
University of Reading (PhD)
Occupation

Amy Khor Lean Suan (Chinese: 许连碹; pinyin: Xǔ Liánxuàn; born 1958)[1] is a Singaporean politician who has been serving as Senior Minister of State for Transport and Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment since 2020. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Hong Kah North SMC since 2011.

Prior to entering politics, Khor was a valuer at the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), senior lecturer at the National University of Singapore, and executive director at Knight Frank. She made her political debut in the 2001 general election as part of a five-member PAP team contesting in Hong Kah GRC. After the PAP team won with 79.74% of the vote, she became a Member of Parliament representing the Hong Kah North ward of Hong Kah GRC. Since then, she had retained her parliamentary seat in the 2006 general election by an uncontested walkover, and had later won consecutive elections as a solo PAP candidate in Hong Kah North SMC starting from the 2011 general election. She had since been serving as Minister of State and later Senior Minister of State at various Ministries.

Education[edit]

Khor was educated at Alexandra Hill Primary School, Raffles Girls' School and Raffles Institution before she went to the National University of Singapore, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in estate management in 1981. In 1988, she completed a Master of Business Administration at San Jose State University. In 1997, she completed a Doctor of Philosophy in land management at the University of Reading.[2]

Career[edit]

Khor was a valuer at the Property Tax Division of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore from 1981 to 1987, before she became 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]

Khor entered politics when she contested as part of a five-member People's Action Party (PAP) team in the 2001 general election in Hong Kah GRC. The PAP team won with 79.74% of the vote against the Singapore Democratic Party, and Khor thus became a Member of Parliament representing the Hong Kah North ward of Hong Kah GRC. On 12 August 2004, she was appointed Mayor of the South West District and held this position until 26 May 2014.[3][4]

During the 2006 general election, Khor joined a five-member PAP team contesting in Hong Kah GRC again and they won by an uncontested walkover this time. On 30 May 2006, she was appointed Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. On 1 April 2007, she was appointed Deputy Government Whip and held this position until 30 September 2015. On 1 November 2010, she was promoted from Senior Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of State at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

In the 2011 general election, Khor contested as a solo PAP candidate in the newly formed Hong Kah North Single Member Constituency (SMC) and won with 70.61% of the vote against the Singapore People's Party's Sin Kek Tong. She was appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Health on 21 May 2011 and given an additional appointment as Minister of State at the Ministry of Manpower on 1 August 2012. On 1 September 2013, Khor was promoted to Senior Minister of State.[5]

During the 2015 general election, Khor retained her parliamentary seat in Hong Kah SMC after winning 74.76% of the vote against the Singapore People's Party's Ravi Philemon. After the election, she became Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and Ministry of Health.

In the 2020 general election, Khor retained her parliamentary seat in Hong Kah SMC after winning 60.99% of the vote against the Progress Singapore Party's Gigene Wong. On 27 July 2020, she was appointed Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Khor is a Christian and she is married with three children.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MP | Parliament Of Singapore". www.parliament.gov.sg.
  2. ^ a b "Parliament of Singapore". Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  3. ^ "About us". South West CDC. 10 August 2004. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Dr Amy Khor eats fast, talks fast, shops fast". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 12 December 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "Q&A session on Tobacco Control with Senior Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor". Facebook. REACHSingapore. Archived from the original on 20 September 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Press Statement from the Prime Minister on changes to Cabinet and other appointments". 14 July 2014. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014.

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Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by
John Chen
Member of Parliament
for Hong Kah GRC (Hong Kah North)

2001 – 2011
Constituency redrawn
New constituency Member of Parliament
for Hong Kah North SMC

2011 – present
Incumbent
Government offices
Preceded by Mayor of the South West district
2004 – 2014
Succeeded by