The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) on Wednesday introduced its first new woman candidate for the coming General Election. 45-year-old Ms Foo Mee Har is the global head of premium banking for Standard Chartered Bank. Also introduced at the session was the son of a former Cabinet Minister. 35-year-old Desmond Lee Ti-Seng, an associate director in the Legal & Regulations Department of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, is the son of former Cabinet Minister Mr Lee Yock Suan.
The third PAP candidate introduced on Wednesday was 38-year-old Steve Tan Peng Hoe, currently the executive secretary of Young NTUC, the labour movement’s official youth wing. Ms Foo joined the Stanchart in 1994 and has since held a number of senior roles across businesses and functions.
Ms Foo joined the PAP in 2010 and has been helping out at the Cashew division in Holland-Bukit Timah GRC. She has taken part in various community events and Meet-the-People Sessions. “I have been doing quite a lot of block visits in different areas, looking at people’s homes. Obviously there are plenty of happy Singaporeans….and (there are also) people who need our help,” she said at the introduction session. Ms Foo has also been inducted into the PAP executive committee as assistant secretary to the Women’s Wing.