Sitoh Yih Pin

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Sitoh Yih Pin
司徒宇斌
Sitoh Yih Pin.jpg
Sitoh in 2021
Member of Parliament
for Potong Pasir SMC
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Preceded byChiam See Tong (SDA)
Majority5,228 (21.34%)
Personal details
Born1963[2]
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Alma materNational University of Singapore

Sitoh Yih Pin CBE[3] (Chinese: 司徒宇斌; pinyin: Sītú Yǔbīn; born 1963)[2] is a Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Potong Pasir SMC since 2011.[2]

An accountant by profession, Sitoh entered politics in the 2001 general election as a PAP candidate contesting against opposition Chiam See Tong, who had been representing Potong Pasir SMC since 1984, and lost with 47.57% of the vote against Chiam's 52.43%.[4]

He lost to Chiam again in the 2006 general election,[5] but managed to win Lina Loh, Chiam's wife, in the 2011 general election with 50.36% of the vote against her 49.64%.[6]

Since then, he has retained his parliamentary seat in Potong Pasir SMC after winning the general elections in 2015[7] and 2020.[8]

Career[edit]

Accounting career[edit]

Sitoh graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy in 1987. He is a registered chartered accountant in Singapore and Australia. Sitoh worked as an audit manager at KPMG before starting his own accounting firm, Nexia TS Public Accounting, in 1993.[9]

Political career[edit]

Sitoh entered politics in the 2001 general election as a candidate of the governing People's Action Party (PAP) contesting in Potong Pasir SMC against Chiam See Tong, an opposition Member of Parliament who had been representing Potong Pasir SMC since 1984. Sitoh lost to Chiam after garnering 47.57% of the vote against Chiam's 52.43%.[4]

Sitoh contested in Potong Pasir SMC against Chiam again in the 2006 general election and lost again with 44.18% of the vote against Chiam's 55.82%.[5]

During the 2011 general election, Chiam left Potong Pasir SMC to contest in Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC. Chiam's wife, Lina Loh, contested in Potong Pasir SMC under the Singapore People's Party banner. Sitoh contested in Potong Pasir SMC against Loh and won by a mere 114 votes against her, receiving 50.36% of the vote against Loh's 49.64%. Sitoh thus became the Member of Parliament representing Potong Pasir SMC.[2][6]

In the 2015 general election, Sitoh won again in Potong Pasir SMC against Lina Loh, garnering 66.39% of the vote and thus continuing as a Member of Parliament for a second term.[10][7] In January 2017, Sitoh was co-opted into the PAP's Central Executive Committee.[11]

Sitoh retained his parliamentary seat in the 2020 general election again after winning 60.67% of the vote against the Singapore People's Party's Jose Raymond.[8] Sitoh is currently the chairman of the Potong Pasir Town Council and an advisor to the Potong Pasir Grassroots Organisations.[12] He also serves as an executive member of the PAP Community Foundation.[13]

Other appointments[edit]

Sitoh had held and still holds executive and non-executive directorships on the boards of several companies,[14][15][16] including Lian Beng Group,[17] United Food Holdings,[18] TalkMed Group[12] and ISEC Healthcare.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honorary awards" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b c d "MP | Parliament Of Singapore". www.parliament.gov.sg.
  3. ^ "Honorary awards" (PDF).
  4. ^ a b "Singapore Election Candidates > S". Archived from the original on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-03-22. singapore-elections.com : Singapore Election Candidates
  5. ^ a b "ELD | 2006 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg.
  6. ^ a b http://www.elections.gov.sg/elections_results2011.html Archived 2011-05-13 at the Wayback Machine Singapore Elections Department : 2011 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
  7. ^ a b "ELD | 2015 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg.
  8. ^ a b "ELD | 2020 Parliamentary General Election Results".
  9. ^ "Nexia TS - About Us". www.nexiats.com.sg. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  10. ^ Lee, Min Kok (12 September 2015). "GE2015: PAP's Sitoh Yih Pin retains Potong Pasir SMC with 66.4 per cent of votes". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  11. ^ "4 new members co-opted into PAP's Central Executive Committee Read". Channel NewsAsia. 5 January 2017. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Mr Sitoh Yih Pin - TalkMED Group Ltd". TalkMED Group Ltd. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  13. ^ "PCF COUNCIL". Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  14. ^ Cheow, Xin Yi (8 June 2011). "Are fewer MPs holding company directorships now?". Today. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  15. ^ "Yih Pin Sitoh: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  16. ^ "Past Directorships of Sitoh Yih Pin for the last 5 years as at 23 October 2015". Archived from the original on 11 September 2017.
  17. ^ hermes (2015-07-13). "Two independent directors leave Lian Beng board". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  18. ^ "Announcement of Cessation::Resignation of Independent Director" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-09-11.
  19. ^ "ISEC Healthcare – Our Directors". isechealthcare.com. 15 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by Member of Parliament
for Potong Pasir SMC

2011 – present
Incumbent