Lina Loh

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The Honourable
Lina Loh Woon Lee
Member of Parliament
for Non-Constituency
Assumed office
12 May 2011
Personal details
Born (1949-06-04) 4 June 1949 (age 66)
Malaysia
Nationality Singaporean
Political party Singapore People's Party
Spouse(s) Chiam See Tong
Occupation Politician
Religion Christianity
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Loh.

Lina Loh Woon Lee (simplified Chinese: 罗文丽; traditional Chinese: 羅文麗; pinyin: Lúo Wénlì; born 4 June 1949), also by her married name Lina Chiam, is a Singaporean politician from the Singapore People's Party (SPP). She is a Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) of the 12th Parliament of Singapore. She is the wife of Singaporean opposition politician Chiam See Tong.

Political career[edit]

Lina Chiam (Lina Loh), who is better known in Singapore as the wife of Chiam See Tong, first started her political career after her husband decided to forgo Potong Pasir Single Member Constituency (Potong Pasir SMC) which he had been representing for 27 years to contest in the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC) in the Singaporean general election, 2011. She filled in the SPP slot in Potong Pasir SMC[1] and contested against the People's Action Party's Sitoh Yih Pin for the Potong Pasir Member of Parliament (MP) position. Lina Chiam campaigned hard to win the vote of Potong Pasir residents.[2] It was the closest fight of the 2011 election with Lina Chiam losing only by mere 114 votes getting 49.64% of the votes.[3] However by virtue of being the best loser in an election whereby less than 9 non-ruling party MPs were elected, she qualified to make it to the 12th Parliament of Singapore as an NCMP. Lina Chiam took up the NCMP appointment on 12 May 2011.[4]

Political offices
Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by
Sylvia Lim
Non-Constituency Member of Parliament
2011 –
Served alongside: Yee Jenn Jong, Gerald Giam
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1126022/1/.html Channel News Asia - GE: Chiam See Tong "sorry" he can't take care of Potong Pasir
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4lUPHkUQGA, Potong Pasir residents for Lina Chiam.
  3. ^ http://www.elections.gov.sg/elections_results2011.html Singapore Election Department : 2011 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
  4. ^ http://www.straitstimes.com/GeneralElection/News/Story/STIStory_667861.html SPP's Lina Chiam takes up NCMP seat