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Ang Yong Guan

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Ang Yong Guan
洪永元
1st Chairman of the Singaporeans First
In office
2014–2019
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Secretary GeneralTan Jee Say (2014–2020)
Personal details
Born (1955-01-24) 24 January 1955 (age 65)
Colony of Singapore
Political partyProgress Singapore Party (2020–present)
SingFirst (2014–2019)
Singapore Democratic Party (2010–2011)
Children4
Alma materNational University of Singapore,
University of Edinburgh
OccupationPolitician, psychiatrist

Ang Yong Guan (Chinese: 洪永元; pinyin: Hóng Yǒng Yuán; born 24 January 1955) is a Singaporean politician, psychiatrist and retired army colonel. He served with the Singapore Armed Forces from 1980 to 2003, as the Chief Psychiatrist.[1]

Early life

Ang graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1979 and had his postgraduate training in psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh between 1984 and 1986.[1]

Political career

Ang contested as a Singapore Democratic Party candidate for Holland–Bukit Timah GRC at the 2011 general election. In 2014, he became a founding member and chairman of the now-dissolved SingFirst and contested in the Tanjong Pagar GRC in 2015.[2][3]

At the 2020 general election, Ang stood in the newly created single-member constituency of Marymount as a candidate of the Progress Singapore Party.[4]

Personal life

Ang is married to an educator and together they have four children. He runs a private clinic at the Paragon Shopping Mall.[5]

Awards

In 1995, Ang was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) for his grassroots contributions as a community leader at Kembangan Constituency, helping then-Member of Parliament George Yeo for more than 15 years. He was also awarded the Public Administration Medal in 1996 for his military services.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Dr Ang Yong Guan, formerly in SDP then SingFirst, joined PSP as he feels they are a "very strong" party". The Online Citizen. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  2. ^ "丹戎巴葛选民24年来首次投票". 联合早报网. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  3. ^ "GE2020: I have to join a party that is going to propel me into Parliament, says PSP candidate Ang Yong Guan". AsiaOne. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  4. ^ "【新加坡大选】 洪永元:胜在基层经验丰富 也了解居民需要". www.8world.com. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  5. ^ "GE2015: On the campaign trail with SingFirst's Ang Yong Guan". The Straits Times. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2020.