Xie Yao Quan

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Xie Yao Quan
谢曜全
MP Xie Yao Quan (cropped).jpg
Xie in 2021
Member of Parliament
for Jurong GRC
(Jurong Central)
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byAng Wei Neng (PAP)
Majority60,501 (49.24%)
Personal details
Born (1984-10-19) 19 October 1984 (age 38)[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
RelationsOng Ye Kung (cousin)
Alma materDuke University (BS, MS)

Xie Yao Quan (Chinese: 谢曜全; pinyin: Xiè Yàoquán, born 1984)[1] 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 Central division of Jurong GRC since 2020.

Education[edit]

Xie was educated at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering and Master of Science degree in engineering management from Duke University.[2]

Career[edit]

Xie served as an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), where he held various command appointments and helped develop future strategic requirements for the SAF. After leaving the army, he was a vice president in an investment management company with interests in real estate, hospitality and other sectors in the Southeast Asia region and China. He is currently Head of Healthcare Redesign in Alexandra Hospital, a member of National University Health System (NUHS).

In the 2020 general election, Xie was introduced by Tharman Shanmugaratnam on 29 June 2020 as a prospective candidate of the People's Action Party (PAP) team that would be contesting in Jurong GRC, replacing Ivan Lim who withdrew.[3] Described by Tharman as a hard worker, Xie had been volunteering in the community since 2015 and was well known to the residents and grassroots volunteers.[3] On 10 July 2020, Xie was elected to Parliament, defeating the opposition party from Red Dot United (RDU).[4]

Volunteer work[edit]

Xie serves on the Singapore Road Safety Council, the Board of SG Enable and the Merdeka Generation Communications and Engagement Taskforce. Prior to his appointment as a Member of Parliament, he was also an active grassroots leader, helping to start a football and study programme for students, an inclusive community initiative focusing on persons with disabilities and seniors, and a community gardening movement. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Jurong Spring Citizens' Consultative Committee.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Xie is a maternal cousin of Ong Ye Kung, the Minister for Health and PAP Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC.[6] Xie is married.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  2. ^ a b "Xie Yao Quan CV" (PDF). Parliament of Singapore. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b Baharudin, Hariz (29 June 2020). "Singapore GE2020: PAP names Xie Yao Quan to replace Ivan Lim in its Jurong GRC team". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  4. ^ "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 12 July 2020.
  5. ^ Daud, Sulaiman (29 June 2020). "Xie Yao Quan, member of SG Enable & Merdeka Generation Taskforce, may be a new PAP candidate". Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  6. ^ Lay, Belmont (30 June 2020). "Ong Ye Kung is cousin of newest PAP candidate Xie Yao Quan". mothership.sg. Archived from the original on 30 August 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2020.

External links[edit]

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

2020 – present
Incumbent