Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim

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Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
محمد فااشال إبراهيم
Minister of State for Home Affairs
Assumed office
27 July 2020
Serving with Desmond Tan (2020–2022)
Sun Xueling (2022–present)
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterK. Shanmugam
Minister of State for National Development
Assumed office
27 July 2020
Serving with Tan Kiat How (2020–2022)
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterDesmond Lee
Preceded byZaqy Mohamad
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education
In office
1 May 2017 – 26 July 2020
Serving with Low Yen Ling
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterOng Ye Kung
Ng Chee Meng
(2017–2018)
Preceded byHawazi Daipi
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development
In office
1 May 2017 – 26 July 2020
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterTan Chuan-Jin
(2017)
Desmond Lee
(2017–2020)
Parliamentary Secretary for Health
In office
1 August 2012 – 30 September 2015
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterGan Kim Yong
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport
In office
1 August 2012 – 30 September 2015
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
MinisterLui Tuck Yew
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Nee Soon GRC
(Nee Soon Central)
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Preceded byOng Ah Heng (PAP)
Majority33,149 (23.80%)
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Marine Parade GRC
(Kaki Bukit)
In office
27 April 2006 – 18 April 2011
Preceded byChew Heng Ching (PAP)
Succeeded byMuhamad Faisal Manap (WP)
Personal details
Born (1968-06-16) 16 June 1968 (age 54)[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party

Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim Khan Surattee[2] (Jawi: محمد فااشال إبراهيم; born 16 June 1968)[1] is a Singaporean politician who has been serving as Minister of State for Home Affairs and Minister of State for National Development concurrently since 2020. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament representing the Nee Soon Central division of Nee Soon GRC since 2011.

Before entering politics, Faishal was an associate professor at the National University of Singapore's Department of Real Estate.[3] He made his political debut in the 2006 general election as part of a six-member PAP team contesting in Marine Parade GRC and they won by an uncontested walkover. Faishal thus became a Member of Parliament representing the Kaki Bukit ward of Marine Parade GRC. During the 2011 general election onwards, he joined the PAP team contesting in Nee Soon GRC and they had won every general election since then. In 2012, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary and had since risen through the ranks to become a Minister of State in 2020.[4][5]

Background[edit]

Faishal was educated at Telok Kurau East Primary School, Bedok South Primary School, Bedok View Secondary School and Nanyang Junior College. He then went to the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in real estate management in 1993. In 1996, he completed a Master of Science in real estate management at NUS and graduated as the best overall student in his cohort. In 2000, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy in management science at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology under a NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship.[5]

Faishal began his career at the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore in 1993 after obtaining his bachelor's degree. After completing his master's degree in 1996, he joined the NUS Department of Real Estate as a Senior Tutor. In 2000, he became an Associate Professor at the NUS Department of Real Estate.[5][3]

Political career[edit]

Faishal entered politics when he joined a six-member People's Action Party (PAP) team contesting in Marine Parade GRC during the 2006 general election. After the PAP team won by an uncontested walkover, Faishal became a Member of Parliament representing the Kaki Bukit ward of Marine Parade GRC.[6]

During the 2011 general election, Faishal joined the five-member PAP team contesting in Nee Soon GRC and they won with 58.4% of the vote against the Workers' Party. Faishal thus became a Member of Parliament representing the Nee Soon Central ward of Nee Soon GRC. On 1 August 2012, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transport.[7][8]

Faishal contested in the 2015 general election in Nee Soon GRC again as part of a five-member PAP team, who won with 66.83% of the vote against the Workers' Party. On 1 October 2015, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development.[9] On 1 May 2017, he was promoted to Senior Parliamentary Secretary and continued serving at those two Ministries.[8]

During the 2020 general election, Faishal joined the five-member PAP team contesting in Nee Soon GRC and they won with 61.90% of the vote against the Progress Singapore Party. On 27 July 2020, Faishal was promoted to Minister of State and appointed to the Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Home Affairs.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Faishal is married and has two children.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Member's CV – Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, archived from the original on 16 December 2014, retrieved 4 November 2015
  2. ^ "2006 Parliamentary General Election Results". Elections Department of Singapore. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Sde Staff Profile - Staff Access".
  4. ^ "Member's Profile – Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim". Parliament of Singapore. Archived from the original on 1 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "ASSOC. PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD FAISHAL IBRAHIM" (PDF). Parliament of Singapore. Retrieved 4 November 2015.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "MARINE PARADE GRC". Archived from the original on 11 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  7. ^ Sweeping changes to Singapore cabinet announced Archived 20 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine, asiaone.com, 31 July 2012.
  8. ^ a b c "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  9. ^ "Transcript of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's Statement at the Press Conference on the new Cabinet Line-Up on 28 September 2015". Prime Minister's Office of Singapore. Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  10. ^ Muhammad Faishal Archived 26 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine at neesoon.org. Retrieved 29 January 2014.

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of State for National Development
2020 – present
Served alongside: Tan Kiat How
Incumbent
Preceded by
New office
Minister of State for Home Affairs
2020 – present
Served alongside: Desmond Tan
Incumbent
Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by
Chew Heng Ching
as MP for East Coast GRC (Kaki Bukit)
Member of Parliament for
Marine Parade GRC (Kaki Bukit)

2006 – 2011
Succeeded byas MP for Aljunied GRC (Kaki Bukit)
Preceded by
Ong Ah Heng
as MP for Nee Soon Central SMC
Member of Parliament for
Nee Soon GRC (Nee Soon Central)

2011 – present
Incumbent