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Ho Ching welcomes Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen into the sixties club




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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s wife and chief executive of Singapore sovereign wealth fund Ho Ching has welcomed Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen into the “sixties club” as he turned 60 today. Ho Ching, herself, is 65-years-old this year.

Interestingly, Ho Ching wished Dr Ng by sharing a post from pro-PAP fanpage Fabrications About the PAP (FAP). FAP has been accused of publishing fake news and trying to stir tensions between Singapore and Malaysia, in the past.

Welcome to the club!

Posted by HO Ching on Sunday, 9 December 2018


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Having begun his sixtieth decade, Dr Ng is the second person within the ruling party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) to be in his sixties. The first person is PM Lee, who at 66 is the oldest member of the CEC.

A medical doctor by profession, Dr Ng served as a consultant surgeon at the Singapore General Hospital from 1992 to 1997, and maintained a private practice in Mount Elizabeth Hospital as a surgical oncologist from 1997 to 2001.

He contested the 2001 General Election under the PAP banner and was elected a Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh Group GRC. In 2002, he was made a Minister of State at the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower.

In his 17 years in politics, Dr Ng has served as Minister for Manpower, Minister for Education and Minister for Defence. Dr Ng has also served as Chairman of the Jobs Task Force at the Ministry of Manpower, and Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Low Wage Workers.

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