Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah

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Wan Rizal
Wan Rizal.jpg
Rizal in 2021
Member of Parliament
for Jalan Besar GRC
(Kolam Ayer)
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byYaacob Ibrahim (PAP)
Majority30,370 (30.72%)
Personal details
Born1978 (age 43–44)[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Children4
Alma materNanyang Technological University (BS, PhD)
National Institute of Education
Occupation
  • Politician
  • lecturer

Wan Rizal bin Wan Zakariah (born 1978)[1] is a Singaporean politician and sport science lecturer. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Kolam Ayer division of Jalan Besar GRC since 2020.

Education[edit]

During Rizal's secondary school education, he was under the Normal (Academic) stream.[2]

He subsequently went on to complete a diploma in electronics at Temasek Polytechnic in 1999,[3] before graduating with a Bachelor of Science with second upper honours degree in physical education from the Nanyang Technological University in 2009.[2][3]

He subsequently went on to obtained a PhD in physical education from the Nanyang Technological University in 2017.[2][4]

Career[edit]

Rizal served his National Service in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) between 1999 and 2003, and attained the rank Lieutenant.[4]

After completing his National Service, he went on to complete a diploma with merit in physical education at the National Institute of Education before working as a physical education teacher at Ngee Ann Primary School and Hougang Primary School between 2005 and 2012.[2]

He was a part-time physical education and sports science lecturer at the National Institute of Education, and an associate lecturer at Republic Polytechnic's School of Sports, Health and Leisure between 2014 and 2015. In 2016, he became a senior lecturer at Republic Polytechnic.[2][4]

Rizal was the chairman of the Al-Islah Mosque in Punggol between 2011 and 2016,[2] canvassing for donations and overseeing the construction of the new mosque.[2][5]

Politics[edit]

Rizal has been involved in political activities with the governing People's Action Party (PAP) since 2018, after having helped out Member of Parliament Zainal Sapari at his Meet-the-People Sessions for a year in 2017.[2][6]

He made his political debut in the 2020 general election as part of a four-member PAP team contesting in Jalan Besar GRC when Yaacob Ibrahim and Lily Neo stepped down from their respective wards and politics and the team won 65.37% of the vote.[7][8][9][10]

Rizal was later appointed as the chairman of the Jalan Besar Town Council.

Personal life[edit]

Rizal is married with four children.[6][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "GE2020: The new PAP candidate who went from meet-the-people sessions to a minister's ward". CNA. Archived from the original on 13 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b "GE 2020: LinkedIn head & Republic Poly lecturer among new PAP candidates". mothership.sg. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Wan Rizal Bin Wan Zakariah" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Punggol mosque named Al-Islah". AsiaOne. 3 September 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  6. ^ a b Heng, Janice (26 June 2020). "Social issues are focus for four PAP candidates". SGSME.SG. Archived from the original on 13 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  7. ^ "GE2020: PAP unveils seven more new faces, including Changi Airport, LinkedIn executives". CNA. Archived from the original on 20 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  8. ^ hermesauto (30 June 2020). "GE2020: PAP to battle it out with Peoples Voice in Jalan Besar GRC". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 20 September 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  9. ^ "GE2020: Manpower Minister Josephine Teo to lead PAP team in Jalan Besar". CNA. Archived from the original on 13 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  10. ^ "GE2020 results: PAP wins Jalan Besar GRC with 65.37% of votes over Peoples Voice". AsiaOne. 11 July 2020. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by Member of Parliament for
Jalan Besar GRC (Kolam Ayer)

2020–present
Incumbent