SINGAPORE: A new face, who could be a potential election candidate for the People’s Action Party, was spotted at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new integrated development in Woodlands on Saturday.
He was later introduced to the media by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower Hawazi Daipi – who is also the MP for Marsiling division of Sembawang GRC.
He is 35-year-old Amrin Amin, a corporate lawyer with Watson, Farley and Williams Asia Practice LLP.
Amrin, a member of Marsiling’s Citizens’ Consultative Committee for about a year, has been helping with Meet-the-People sessions.
Previously, he was a member of the Chong Pang CCC since 2004.
He was also a legislative assistant to Law Minister K Shanmugam.
A MUIS scholar, he also spent four years in New York studying and working.
He is also on the board of Nanyang Polytechnic and serves in the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Mr Hawazi said: “The party (PAP) always looks to younger Singaporeans to consider and to offer themselves as potential candidates of the party.
“While I look at Amrin as someone who has the potential to be a candidate, it depends very much on him and whether the party assesses he can do the job in serving the community and Singapore.
“I’m sure Amrin has all the attributes needed to serve the community and the country and you’ll have to ask whether he would be ready.
“But the opportunities for him to contribute are immense and the opportunities for us to benefit from the services of young men and women like him are also immense.
“So far in the last one year and at MPS, I think it has benefited both sides.”
Amrin said: “It’s too early at this stage to discuss whether I’m ready. I think I have much to learn and I’m very happy the reception from residents has been very, very kind.
“I’m very passionate on social mobility and youth development. I think these are two very important issues and perhaps the defining issues of our time.”