Mohd Fahmi Aliman

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Mohd Fahmi
محمد فهمى عليمن
Mohd Fahmi.jpg
Fahmi in 2021
Mayor of South East District
Assumed office
27 July 2020
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
Preceded byMaliki Osman
Member of Parliament
for Marine Parade GRC
(Geylang Serai)
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byFatimah Lateef
Majority20,143 (15.52%)
Personal details
Born1972 (age 49–50)[1]
Political partyPeople's Action Party
SpouseRohana Mohd Salleh
Alma materUniversity of Liverpool (BEng)
National University of Singapore
Military service
Branch/serviceSingapore Army
Years of service1993–2019
Battles/warsAceh Monitoring Mission
War in Afghanistan

Mohd Fahmi bin Aliman (Jawi: محمد فهمى عليمن; born 1972)[1] is a Singaporean politician who has been serving as Mayor of South East District since 2020. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Geylang Serai division of Marine Parade GRC since 2020.

Early life and education[edit]

Fahmi was born in 1972 in Singapore to a father who was a gas checker and a mother who was a cleaner, and has two siblings.[2]

He attended Jubilee Primary School and Jurong Secondary School before graduating from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a diploma.[2]

Fahmi subsequently went on to complete a Bachelor of Engineering with honours degree at the University of Liverpool.[2] He also has a graduate diploma from the National University of Singapore in defence technological science.[2]


Military career[edit]

Fahmi served in the Singapore Army for 26 years and attained the rank Colonel.[3] He was deployed for six months to Blangpidie, Sumatra, Indonesia for the Aceh Monitoring Mission in 2005, and six months in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2012 as part of Singapore's contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).[3][4] He was awarded Pingat Penghargaan (Tentera) in 2014 and Long Service Medal (Military) in 2017.[5]

In 2019, Fahmi left the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and had a brief stint as the deputy chief executive of Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), before leaving to join the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) as Director of the Administration and Research Unit in March 2020.

Political career[edit]

Fahmi made his political debut in the 2020 general election as part of a five-member PAP team contesting in Marine Parade GRC against the Workers' Party.[6] His running mates were Tan Chuan-Jin, Seah Kian Peng, Tan See Leng, and Edwin Tong.[6] On 11 July 2020, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Geylang Serai ward of Marine Parade GRC after the PAP team garnered 57.76% of the valid votes.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Fahmi is married to Rohana Mohd Salleh, a teacher. They have three sons and a daughter.[2]



  1. ^ a b "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  2. ^ a b c d e "Who is Fahmi Aliman, NTUC's newest recruit?". 3 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b "GE2020: PAP's new prospective candidates include former public servants, lawyer and banker". CNA. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Calon PAP Fahmi Aliman mahu perjuang nasib pekerja gaji rendah dalam khidmat penting - BERITA MediaCorp". BERITA Mediacorp – Berita Terkini, Melayu, Muslim, Islam, Singapura, Dunia. (in Malay). Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  5. ^ Singapore, Prime Minister's Office (17 November 2018). "PMO | Recipients". Prime Minister's Office Singapore. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  6. ^ a b hermesauto (30 June 2020). "Singapore GE2020: PAP team led by Tan Chuan-Jin to face WP team in Marine Parade GRC". The Straits Times. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  7. ^ hermesauto (11 July 2020). "GE2020 official results: PAP retains Marine Parade GRC with 57.76% of votes". The Straits Times. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by Member of Parliament for
Marine Parade GRC (Geylang Serai)

2020 – present
Government offices
Preceded by Mayor of South East District
2020 – present