Maliki Osman

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The Honourable Dr
Maliki Osman
محمد مالكي بن عثمان
Senior Minister of State,
Ministry of Defence
Assumed office
1 October 2015
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister Ng Eng Hen
Senior Minister of State,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
1 October 2015
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Minister Vivian Balakrishnan
Mayor of South East District
Assumed office
27 May 2011
Preceded by Matthias Yao
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for East Coast GRC
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Ministry of National Development
In office
1 September 2013 – 30 September 2015
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Sembawang GRC
In office
25 October 2001 – 18 April 2011
Personal details
Born (1965-07-19) 19 July 1965 (age 51)
Nationality Singaporean
Political party People's Action Party
Spouse(s) Sadiah Shahal (m. 1992)[1]
Children Lidia Syahindah
Adli Mifzal
Alma mater National University of Singapore
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Occupation Politician
Religion Islam
This is a Malay name; the name Osman is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Maliki.

Dr Mohamad Maliki bin Osman (Jawi: محمد مالكي بن عثمان)(born 19 July 1965) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is the Mayor of the South East District of Singapore, and since October 2015, a Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 2001, representing the Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) of Sembawang (2001–2011) and East Coast (since 2011).


Maliki was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and Psychology at the National University of Singapore from 1998 to 2004.[2]

Political career[edit]

Συνάντηση ΥΠΕΞ, Ν. Κοτζιά, με τον Υπουργό Επικρατείας Εξωτερικών και Άμυνας της Σιγκαπούρης, Maliki Osman (Λουξεμβούργο, 4-11-2015) (22772324192).jpg

Maliki was first elected to Parliament at the 2001 general election. In 2004, following the appointment of Lee Hsien Loong as Prime Minister, Maliki was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Health (2004–2005) and Community Development, Youth and Sports (2004–2006).[3] He was subsequently appointed Parliamentary Secretary for National Development (2005–2010).

In 2010, Maliki was promoted from Parliamentary Secretary to Senior Parliamentary Secretary for National Development. As part of his National Development portfolio, Maliki chaired the main Workgroup for the Geylang Serai redevelopment project, which included a Civic Centre Subgroup that oversaw the concept, design and facilities for the new civic centre - Wisma Geylang Serai.[4] Following the 2011 general election, in addition to his portfolio at the Ministry of National Development, he also became Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Defence and Mayor of South East District.[5] In February 2013, Maliki launched a commemorative publication titled "The Making of Wisma Geylang Serai", and a design competition for the new civic centre.[6] Maliki was tasked with chairing the workgroup on “Recognition and Benefits for NS” as part of the Committee on Strengthening National Service at the Ministry of Defence.

On 1 September 2013, after a Cabinet reshuffle, Maliki was promoted from Senior Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of State for Defence and National Development.[7]

Following the 2015 general election, Maliki was promoted to be a Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs on 1 October 2015, relinquishing his post at the Ministry of National Development.[8]


Maliki was educated at Duchess Primary School, Dunearn Secondary Technical School and First Toa Payoh Secondary School, before going on to the National University of Singapore where he completed Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science(Honours) and Master of Social Science.[2] In 1998, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Maliki is married to Sadiah Shahal and has two children, Lidia Syahindah and Adli Mifzal.[9] He enjoys badminton, swimming and playing the Chinese guzheng.[5]


  1. ^ "Dr Maliki Osman's Photos". Facebook. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Member's Profile - Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman". Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Press Statement by Mr Lee Hsien Loong — Prime Minister Designate on New Appointments" (PDF) (Press release). Prime Minister's Office. 10 August 2004. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Channel News Asia: Geylang Serai civic centre will be "vibrant", says Dr Maliki". Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman CV" (PDF). Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Speech by Senior Parliamentary Secretary Maliki Osman at the launch of "The Making of Wisma Geylang Serai" commemorative publication". Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Chang, Rachel (28 August 2013). "Chan Chun Sing becomes full minister; four female politicians promoted". The Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Transcript of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's Statement at the Press Conference on the new Cabinet Line-Up on 28 September 2015" (Press release). Singapore: Prime Minister's Office. 28 September 2015. Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Maliki rasa rendah hati diberi tugas di MFA" [Maliki humbled to be tasked at the MFA] (PDF). Berita Harian (in Malay). Singapore Press Holdings. 29 September 2015. p. 3. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
Matthias Yao
Mayor of South East District
27 May 2011 – present