Lim Biow Chuan

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Lim Biow Chuan
林谋泉
Lim Biow Chuan.jpg
Lim in 2021
Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore
In office
25 January 2016 – 23 June 2020
Serving with Charles Chong
SpeakerHalimah Yacob
Tan Chuan-Jin
Preceded bySeah Kian Peng
Succeeded byJessica Tan
Christopher de Souza
Member of Parliament
for Mountbatten SMC
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Preceded byEugene Yap
Majority10,479 (47.68%)
Member of Parliament
for Marine Parade GRC
(Mountbatten)
In office
6 May 2006 – 7 May 2011
Preceded byAndy Gan
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born1963[1]
Colony of Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Alma materNational University of Singapore (LLB)

Lim Biow Chuan (Chinese: 林谋泉; pinyin: Lín Móuquán; born 1963)[1] is a Singaporean politician and lawyer who served as Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore between 2016 and 2020. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Mountbatten SMC since 2011 and previously the Mountbatten division of Marine Parade GRC between 2006 and 2011.

Education[edit]

Lim studied at Victoria School and Temasek Junior College before he went on to the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Law, where he completed a Bachelor of Laws. When he was in university, he was a classmate of Sylvia Lim, who later became a Member of Parliament from the opposition Workers' Party.[2]

Career[edit]

Legal career[edit]

Lim has been a practising lawyer since 1989. He is a senior partner in Derrick Wong & Lim BC LLP and has been appointed as a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths.[3]

Political career[edit]

Lim entered politics during the 2006 general elections when he joined the People's Action Party (PAP) team contesting in Marine Parade GRC and they won by an uncontested walkover. He is the president of the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE), the only politician on the central committee of the non-governmental organisation.[4][5] Lim is also the chairman of the Marine Parade Town Council.

In 2013, Lim was appointed as a member of Singapore's Data Protection Advisory Committee.[6]

On 25 January 2016, Lim was elected Deputy Speaker of Parliament along with Charles Chong.[7]

Incident[edit]

In 2010, the press reported that Lim showed support for film director Jack Neo over his controversial extramarital affair, saying, "Since he is remorseful over this incident, he should be forgiven. Actually, a man who has a good career development, like himself, would find such scenarios unavoidable".[8] Lim later stated that he had been misquoted by the press.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Lim is married and has two daughters.[9] Lim has been serving as a church leader since 1993.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  2. ^ Lim, Biow Chuan (28 July 2020). "Met Sylvia Lim at the Istana during the swearing in ceremony for Cabinet Ministers..." Facebook. Archived from the original on 21 September 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  3. ^ Lim, Biow Chuan. "CV Lim Biow Chuan (May 2016)" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 July 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Lim Biow Chuan elected President of CASE". Channel NewsAsia. 23 June 2012. Archived from the original on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  5. ^ "CASE Central Committee (2015 - 2018)". CASE. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  6. ^ "6 new members appointed to Data Protection Advisory Committee". AsiaOne. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Charles Chong, Lim Biow Chuan elected as Deputy Speakers". Archived from the original on 27 January 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Backseat frolics backfire". The Star. 13 March 2010. Archived from the original on 16 March 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  9. ^ a b Lim, Biow Chuan. "Lim Biow Chuan - About". Facebook. Retrieved 30 July 2020.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by
Andy Gan
Member of Parliament for
Marine Parade GRC (Mountbatten)

2006 – 2011
Constituency redrawn
New constituency Member of Parliament
for Mountbatten SMC

2011 – present
Incumbent