Cynthia Phua

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Cynthia Phua Siok Gek
Member of Parliament
for Aljunied GRC
(Paya Lebar)
In office
25 October 2001 – 18 April 2011

Cynthia Phua Siok Gek (Chinese: 潘惜玉; pinyin: Pān Xī Yù; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Phoaⁿ Sioh-gio̍k, born 19 August 1958) is a Singaporean business executive and former politician. She was a Member of Parliament of Aljunied GRC (Paya Lebar Ward) who represented the People's Action Party (PAP) from 2001 to 2011.

Career[edit]

Phua was the general manager of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative's real estate business unit and the managing director of estate management company SLF Management Services. She had also served as chief executive officer of Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council and chairman of Aljunied Town Council.[1]

In the 2011 general elections, she was part of a team of five candidates for the that lost the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency to the Workers' Party of Singapore (WP). It was the first time a group representation constituency has been lost to an opposition party since the system was set up in 1988.[2] Of the 143,148 registered voters in Aljunied GRC, 72,165 (54.7%t) voted for the WP while 59,732 (45.3%) chose the PAP.[2]

Phua retired from politics after her electoral loss.[3] She joined real estate consultancy Knight Frank Singapore in 2013 as its executive director of retail services.[1] Phua was appointed as a director of Viking Offshore And Marine in 2015.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ex MP Cynthia Phua joins Knight Frank - STProperty". www.stproperty.sg. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Reasons behind Aljunied swing". www.asiaone.com. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Life after GE: Cynthia Phua". www.asiaone.com. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Viking Offshore And Marine appoints Cynthia Phua Siok Gek as director". Singapore Business Review. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  5. ^ "Phua Siok Gek, Knight Frank Pte Ltd: Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 

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