"Sembawang is going through a lot of development. Residents welcome it, but at the same time, they love the greenery and history of the place. We are committed to balance the two, and make Sembawang GRC a truly special part of Singapore."
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Ong Ye Kung is currently the Minister for Health, where he has helped led the fight against COVID-19, to restore our normal lives, while ensuring Singapore has one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world. He is also driving a major transformation of our healthcare system to focus on preventive care, through the Healthier SG strategy.
Before Health, he was in the Ministry of Transport, where he helped champion the Singapore Green Plan, and made policy changes to embrace the adoption of electric vehicles.
Before Transport, he was in the Ministries of Defence and Education. At Education, he drove another major reform, which included reduction of primary school examinations, revamping the admission system of tertiary institutions replacing secondary school streaming with full subject-based banding, and strengthening digital literacy and self-directed learning.
Prior to stepping into politics, Ye Kung served mostly in the public sector, notably as the Deputy Chief Negotiator of the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and CEO of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. He worked a few years in the NTUC as Deputy Secretary General. He also spent a few years in the private sector after he lost GE2011 at Aljunied GRC.
As an MP, he is developing Sembawang, a young town, into a green, rustic, and healthy estate.
Ye Kung finds the greatest joy in being a husband and a father. He is a fan of Star Wars, Marvel movies, rock music and a struggling EPL team.
SEMBAWANG CENTRAL (SEMBAWANG GRC)Chairperson:
Ong Ye Kung