Shawn Huang Wei Zhong

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Shawn Huang Wei Zhong
黄伟中
Shawn Huang.jpg
Huang in 2021
Member of Parliament
for Jurong GRC
(Jurong Spring)
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byDesmond Lee (PAP)
Majority60,501 (49.24%)
Personal details
Born
Ingkiriwang Shawn Wei Zhong[1]

1982 (age 39–40)[2]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
EducationUnited States Air Force Academy (BS)
OccupationPolitician
Military service
Branch/serviceRepublic of Singapore Air Force
Years of service2000–2018
RankLieutenant-Colonel

Shawn Huang Wei Zhong PBM (Chinese: 黄伟中; pinyin: Huáng Wěizhōng; born 1982)[2] is a Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Jurong Spring division of Jurong GRC since 2020.

Before entering politics, he is an F-16 fighter pilot in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) between 2000 and 2018. He has also been a director at Tasek Jurong, a charity organisation, since 2014.

Early life and education[edit]

Huang's birth name was Ingkiriwang Shawn Wei Zhong. His great-grandfather, an Indonesian Chinese, had changed his original Chinese surname "Huang" to the Indonesian-sounding "Ingkiriwang".[3] In 1989, Huang had a deed poll to change his Indonesian Chinese surname to the original "Huang". However, due to administrative confusion, Huang was still known as "Ingkiriwang" until as late as 2018 when he was the parade commander for Singapore's 53rd National Day Parade.[1]

Huang graduated with a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 2006.[4] In 2015, he received the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.[3][5][6]

Career[edit]

Military career[edit]

Huang[7] joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force as a pilot trainee in 2001 and has over 1,000 flying hours on the CT4B, S211, A-4 Super Skyhawk and F-16 Fighting Falcon. He held several staff and operational appointments and was the Commanding Officer of the 140 Squadron. He continues to serve his National Service as a F-16 fighter pilot.

On 14 September 2017, Huang was the parade commander for President Halimah Yacob's inauguration ceremony held at the Istana.[8][9]

On 9 August 2018, Huang was the parade commander for Singapore's 53rd National Day Parade, in conjunction with the Republic of Singapore Air Force's 50th anniversary.[10][11]

Political career[edit]

Huang was fielded for the 2020 general election as one of five candidates representing the People's Action Party (PAP) in Jurong GRC.[12] On 11 July 2020, Huang was declared an elected Member of the 14th Parliament.[13]

Awards[edit]

In 2019, Huang was awarded the Public Service Medal.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Huang has a daughter named Geraldine.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'For many generations my family has always been Huang': PAP candidate Shawn Huang on Ingkiriwang surname". mothership.sg. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  3. ^ a b Ng, Trini (29 June 2020). "Ingkiriwang? PAP's GE2020 candidate Shawn Huang responds to debate over surname change". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 29 June 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Top graduates honored for accomplishments" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 March 2016.
  5. ^ "The Republic of Singapore Air Force". www.facebook.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship". Archived from the original on 24 July 2019.
  7. ^ "GE2020: Final 4 of 27 new PAP candidates introduced, including former fighter pilot". CNA. Archived from the original on 27 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  8. ^ Mohamad Salleh, Nur Asyiqin (14 September 2017). "President Halimah Yacobs Swearing in". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 5 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Inauguration Ceremony". The Straits Times. 14 September 2017. Archived from the original on 18 September 2017.
  10. ^ "NDP 2018 Parade Commander". YouTube. Archived from the original on 14 May 2019.
  11. ^ Baharudin, Hariz (28 June 2020). "Singapore GE2020: PAP new face Shawn Huang rebuts allegations about past behaviour, clears air over name". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 28 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  12. ^ "GE2020: Tharman remains in Jurong GRC, Desmond Lee out". mothership.sg. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  13. ^ "GE2020 Results: PAP wins Jurong GRC with 74.62% of votes over RDU". AsiaOne. 11 July 2020. Archived from the original on 13 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Public Service Medal 2019". 17 November 2018. Archived from the original on 28 June 2020.
  15. ^ Lee, Jeremy (5 March 2022). "Jurong MP Shawn Huang Gets Emo In Parliament While Speaking On S'pore's Science & Technology". Must Share News. Retrieved 5 March 2022.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by Member of Parliament
for Jurong GRC (Jurong Spring)

2020 – present
Incumbent