Lam Pin Min

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Lam Pin Min
Personal details
Nationality Singaporean
Political party People's Action Party
Profession Politician
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lam.

Dr. Lam Pin Min (Chinese: 藍彬明; pinyin: Lán Bīnmíng, born 1 September 1969) is a politician and medical doctor from Singapore. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is currently a Minister of State in the Ministry of Health. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 2006.


After graduating from medical school, Lam joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force as a medical officer.[citation needed] He served in the armed forces for nine years before moving into clinical practice in 2003. Prior to becoming a Minister of State, he served as a pediatric ophthalmologist at KK Women's and Children's Hospital and the Singapore National Eye Centre.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

Lam was first elected to parliament at the 2006 general election as a member of the PAP team in the Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency. He was part of the six-member PAP team (led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong) which defeated the team from the Workers' Party by 96,636 votes (66.1%) to 49,479 (33.9%).

At the 2011 general election, Lam's Sengkang West ward (which encompasses Anchorvale and Fernvale of Sengkang New Town) was made a single-member constituency. Lam stood in the single-member constituency and defeated Koh Choong Yong of the Workers' Party by 14,689 votes (58.1%) to 10,591 (41.9%).

Lam served as the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health from 2009 to 2014 (having previously been the Deputy Chairman from 2006 to 2008).[1]

In August 2014, Lam was appointed a Minister of State in the Ministry of Health.[2]


Lam was educated in Anglo-Chinese School and National Junior College, before going on to medical school at the National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Personal life[edit]

Lam is married and has two daughters.


  1. ^ Dr Lam Pin Min, Minister of State. Ministry of Health website, retrieved 8 September 2015.
  2. ^ Incumbent Lam Pin Min will defend Sengkang West SMC. Channel NewsAsia, 15 August 2015.

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