Pritam Singh

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Pritam Singh
MP J.D.
ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਸਿੰਘ
Pritam Singh at the Workers' Party general election rally, Serangoon Stadium, Singapore - 20110505.jpg
Member of Parliament
Aljunied GRC (Eunos)
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Preceded by Zainul Abidin bin Mohamed Rasheed (PAP)
Personal details
Born (1976-08-02) 2 August 1976 (age 40)
Singapore
Nationality Singaporean
Political party Workers' Party of Singapore
Children Maahi Kaur
Alma mater National University of Singapore,
King's Collegn,
Singapore Management University
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Sikhism

Pritam Singh (Punjabi: ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਸਿੰਘ; born 2 August 1976), J.D., is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He is currently the Assistant Secretary-General of The Workers' Party, since 7 July 2016. A member of the opposition and the chairman of Aljunied-Hougang town council, he has been a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency since 7 May 2011.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2007, Singh founded Opinion Asia, an online commentary syndicate with a focus on Asian issues. Prior to that, he served in the SAF as a regular Army Officer till 2002.[citation needed]

At the 2011 general election, Singh was part of the five-member Worker's Party team which contested the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC) under the WP banner. The team also included the party's Secretary-General, Low Thia Khiang, along with Sylvia Lim (the party's Chairman), Chen Show Mao and Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap. They faced the team from the governing People's Action Party (PAP), which was led by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, George Yeo, and also included Lim Hwee Hua, Cynthia Phua and Zainul Abidin Bin Mohamed Rasheed. It also included newcomer Ong Ye Kung, a former civil servant who now serves as an MP in Sembawang GRC. The Workers' Party's team defeated the PAP team by 72,289 votes (54.7%) to 59,829 (45.2%),[2] marking the first occasion in Singapore's history in which an opposition party had won an election in a GRC.

Since the election, Singh has represented the Eunos ward within the constituency in Parliament.[3]

Within the Workers' Party, Singh is currently the Organising Secretary on the party's Executive Council.[4]

Singh is also an associate of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice at the Singapore law firm Donaldson & Burkinshaw.[5]

Education[edit]

Singh was educated at Woodsville Primary School, Belvedere Primary School, St Thomas Secondary School and Jurong Junior College, before going on to the National University of Singapore under the SAF's Local Study Award, where he completed a BA (Hons) degree in 2000. He won the Straits Steamship Prize for the top undergraduate student reading history and political science in 1999. He later received a Chevening Scholarship[6] to study at King's College London in the United Kingdom, where he completed a Master of Arts degree in war studies in 2004.[7] He also earned a Diploma in Islamic Studies from the International Islamic University Malaysia in 2005.[8] In 2011, Singh completed a Juris Doctor degree at the Singapore Management University.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mr Pritam Singh, parliament.gov.sg, retrieved 6 April 2012.
  2. ^ Parliamentary General Election 2011: Aljunied GRC, singapore-elections.com, retrieved 6 April 2012.
  3. ^ MP for Aljunied GRC, Eunos Division, aljunied.wp.sg, retrieved 6 April 2012.
  4. ^ Executive Council, wp.sg, retrieved 6 April 2012.
  5. ^ [1], Donaldson & Burkinshaw website, retrieved 3 February 2013.
  6. ^ 2011's Chevening Scholars, British High Commission Singapore website, retrieved 8 April 2012.
  7. ^ News from our alumni, kcl.ac.uk, retrieved 8 April 2012.
  8. ^ Pritam Singh, wp.sg, retrieved 6 April 2012.
  9. ^ http://www2.law.smu.edu.sg/jd/jd_news.asp

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