Yee Jenn Jong

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Yee Jenn Jong
余振忠
Non-constituency Member of the 12th Parliament of Singapore
Personal details
Born Yee Jenn Jong
(1965-03-24) March 24, 1965 (age 52)
Singapore
Citizenship Singaporean
Nationality Singaporean
Political party Workers' Party (2011 - present)
Alma mater National University of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University

Yee Jenn Jong (Chinese: 余振忠; pinyin: Yú Zhèn Zhōng, born 24 March 1965) was a Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) of the 12th Parliament of Singapore.[1] He is currently a self-styled education entrepreneur & consultant, as well as the founder of The Learning Grid and 360 Education.[2]

Political career[edit]

Yee first stepped into the political world in 2011 contesting in the Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency (Joo Chiat SMC) against Charles Chong from the People's Action Party. Although he lost marginally with 48.99% of the votes, he finished as the second best loser in an election whereby less than 9 non-ruling party Members of Parliament (MPs) made it to parliament and was entitled to an NCMP position in the 12th Parliament of Singapore. It was confirmed by Workers' Party on 13 May 2011 that Yee would be taking up the NCMP position.[3] With Yee taking up the NCMP position together with Gerald Giam, Workers' Party set a new record in the Singapore's post-independence political arena becoming the first non-ruling party to have 8 (6 MP[4] + 2 NCMP) seats in parliament.

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press Statement: Election of Non-Constituency Members of Parliament in General Election 2011" (PDF). Elections.gov.sg. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  2. ^ Yee, Jenn Jong. "About Me". Yee Jenn Jong. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Workers' Party names Yee Jenn Jong, Gerald Giam for NCMP seats". Channel NewsAsia. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  4. ^ "2011 Parliamentary Election Results". Elections.gov.sg. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 

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Political offices
Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by
Sylvia Lim
Non-Constituency Member of Parliament
2011 - 2015
Served alongside: Lina Chiam, Gerald Giam
Succeeded by
Dennis Tan Lip Fong