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New Branch Chairs (Sengkang GRC)

27 Mar 2022 3 min read

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The People’s Action Party has appointed three new Branch Chairs in Sengkang GRC. 

Assoc Prof Elmie Nekmat, Theodora Lai Xi Yi and Ling Weihong will be the Branch Chairs of Sengkang Central, Sengkang North and Sengkang East respectively. Dr Lam Pin Min, Branch Chair of Sengkang West, will lead the PAP Sengkang GRC team.

Comrade Ng Chee Meng will be the Advisor to the PAP Sengkang GRC team. Comrades Amrin Amin and Raymond Lye Hoong Yip will assist in seeing through the transition for the PAP Sengkang team to continue serving our Sengkang residents. The Party would like to thank the outgoing Branch Chairs for their service and contributions to Sengkang GRC, and we look forward to their future contributions in other capacities.

Issued by: Chan Chun Sing, Chairman, PAP HQ Exco

Assoc Prof Elmie Nekmat 埃尔米

  • Party activist since 2016, including with the Young PAP and Malay Affairs Bureau 
  • Advocate for online safety and wellness as well as for digital inclusion. He started a parent and child digital safety and wellness network series in Sengkang in 2021 which promotes quality family time and wellbeing when using digital devices at home and for learning purposes. He is a Research Coordinator in the Sunlight Alliance for Action Against Online Harms which aims to protect women and girls from different types of online harms and harassment. A member of the Digital for Life Steering Committee under IMDA and chair of the NLB’s Digital Services and Experiences Committee, he pushes for digital experiences to be made accessible for everyone.  
  • As Board member of Singapore Sports Council, he champions for active lifestyles for people of all ages 
  • Council Member of Ngee Ann Polytechnic and District Councilor for Central Community Development Council 
  • Advocate for the Malay language and community. He is a member of the Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee for MOE, Malay Language Examination Syllabus Review Committee for Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and Adviser for the Steering Committee of Community Leaders Forum Leadership and Benefactor Scheme for Yayasan Mendaki, and member of the workgroup committee for M3 FA3 programs for youths 
  • Associate Professor of Communications and New Media and Assistant Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore 

Theodora Lai Xi Yi 黎曦怡

  • Party activist since 2009, including as Chairperson of the PAP Policy Forum from 2019 to 2020 
  • Founding member of the Young Women’s Leadership Connection which pairs young women with more seasoned mentors to help guide their careers and personal growth 
  • Founder of Prep Junior, a free-to-download app which helps to teach Chinese to preschoolers through interactive stories around Singapore 
  • Advisor with Safespace, a mobile platform that connects people who are going through mental health issues, with mental healthcare professionals 
  • Coordinator of the Singapore Valley Awards, linking up with local universities to provide internship opportunities for undergrads with top Chinese tech companies and venture capitalists (VCs) to help expose them to the pace and culture of tech innovation  
  • Active community volunteer including as a District Councillor in Northeast CDC 
  • Chief Strategy Officer, Burpple 

Ling Weihong 凌炜鸿

  • Party activist since 2015, including as Branch Secretary of Sengkang Central Branch since April 2021 and Assistant Branch Secretary of Woodlands Branch from 2016 to 2018 
  • An individual committed to serving the community and helping those in need, he helped to launch the Woodlands Mentoring programme which paired children from low-income families with youth mentors in the community 
  • An Assessor for Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act from April to October 2020 and a volunteer with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme between 2007 and 2016. As a legal practitioner, he has also helped in legal clinics in the community.  
  • Exco member of Catholic High School Alumni from 2016 to 2020 
  • A lawyer in private practice  

Feature image caption: (From left to right) Ling Weihong, Theodora Lai Xi Yi, Dr Lam Pin Min and Assoc Prof Elmie Nekmat, the Branch Chairs in Sengkang GRC were distributing groceries to the underprivileged on 27 Mar 2022.