Zainudin Nordin

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Zainudin Nordin
زاينودين نوردين
Zainudin Nordin, President of the Football Association of Singapore, marking StarHub's appointment as official broadcaster and principal sponsor of the LionsXII - 2012.jpg
Zainudin Nordin, in his capacity as President of the Football Association of Singapore, marking StarHub's appointment as official broadcaster and principal sponsor of the LionsXII in 2012
Mayor of Central Singapore District
In office
30 May 2006 – 26 May 2011
Preceded byHeng Chee How
Succeeded bySam Tan
Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC (Toa Payoh East)
In office
7 May 2011 – 24 August 2015
Preceded byJosephine Teo
Succeeded bySaktiandi Supaat (Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC-Toa Payoh East-Novena)
Personal details
Born (1963-07-03) 3 July 1963 (age 55)
Political partyPeople's Action Party (2001-2015)
ChildrenShaheen Nordin
Maya Nordin
Alma materJurong Junior College, French-Singapore Institute, ESIEE
OccupationDirector, NTUC Care & Share, National Trades Union Congress; Executive Secretary, Education Services Union
CommitteesPublic Petitions (10th11th Parliaments)
WebsiteOfficial website

Zainudin Nordin (Jawi: زاينودين نوردين; born 3 July 1963) is a former Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party, he was a Member of Parliament representing the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC).[1]

Zainudin has represented Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC from 2001 to 2015. He is the former Mayor of the Central Community Development Council from 2006 to 2011, and is currently the president of the Football Association of Singapore.[2] After his retirement, he had went to ITE College East as a deputy principal for development.

Notably, Zainuddin never served National Service in Singapore like most able-bodied males of his generation, as revealed by himself in a parliamentary speech during the Budget 2013 Committee of Supply.

Zainudin's father was a security guard.[3] Nordin was exempt from National Service, as the National Service policy excludes some Malays.[4]


  • Chevalier in the National Order of Merit by the French Ambassador to Singapore[5]

Arrest on 25 April 2017[edit]

On 25 April 2017, Zainudin was arrested alongside three other individuals in connection to a probe by the Commercial Affairs Department into a suspected misuse of funds at Tiong Bahru FC.[6][7] Zainudin is currently released on bail.[6][7]


  1. ^ PAP defeats Chiam's team in Bishan-Toa Payoh
  2. ^ Nordin: Singapore making progress
  3. ^ Nordin, Zainudin. "Parliamentary speech by Mr Zainudin Nordin on President's opening address". National Trade Union Congress. National Trade Union Congress. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  4. ^ Li, Tania (1989). Malays in Singapore : culture, economy, and ideology (2. impr. ed.). Singapore: Oxford University Press. p. 109. ISBN 9780195889147.
  5. ^ "Mr Zainudin Nordin, Chevalier in the National Order of Merit". France in Singapore. Embassy of France in Singapore. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ a b hermes (2017-04-25). "FAS saga: Bill Ng, wife, Zainudin Nordin and Winston Lee all out on police bail". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2017-04-26.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Heng Chee How
Mayor of Central Singapore District
30 May 2006 – 26 May 2011
Succeeded by
Denise Phua
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ho Peng Kee
President of the Football Association of Singapore
1 April 2009 – 2016