Former F-16 pilot now with Temasek Holdings among PAP’s new slate of candidates

Shawn Huang Wei Zhong. Photo: Facebook
Shawn Huang Wei Zhong. Photo: Facebook

The ruling People’s Action Party continues to stack its deck with business elites with today’s announcement that the director for enterprise development at Temasek Holdings is among its roster of new candidates.

Shawn Huang, 37, joined the firm helmed by the prime minister’s wife, Ho Ching, just four months ago, according to his LinkedIn account, which identifies him as a father of two and F-16 pilot. Prior to that, he spent nearly two decades in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Gan Siow Huang. Photo: PAP
Gan Siow Huang. Photo: PAP

Huang was one of eight new candidates introduced by PAP today. Others include Gan Siow Huang, 46, Singapore’s first female brigadier-general; Rohei CEO Rachel Ong Sin Yen, 47; Rolls-Royce employee Sharael Taha, 39; lawyer Alex Yeo Sheng Chye, 40; Boston Consulting Group Singapore Managing Director Mariam Jaafar, 43; Marketing Director Chan Hui Yuh; and Daughters of Tomorrow charity founder Carrie Tan, 37.

Clockwise from top left: Carrie Tan, Chan Hui Yuh, Mariam Jaafar, Alex Yeo, Sharael Taha, and Rachel Ong. Photos: PAP
Clockwise from top left: Carrie Tan, Chan Hui Yuh, Mariam Jaafar, Alex Yeo, Sharael Taha, and Rachel Ong. Photos: PAP

It was not specified which constituencies they would contest. 

They were the last of 27 new faces contesting next month’s election for the ruling party. The party’s first slate of new candidates announced Wednesday included Timbre boss Edward Chia. 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver the party’s manifesto tomorrow. 

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