The general public is invited to submit names of persons to the Special Select Committee of Parliament for nomination by the Committee for appointment by the President as Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) from 4 June 2018 onwards. The 8-member Committee is chaired by Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin and comprises Mr Chee Hong Tat, Ms Grace Fu, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Ms Sylvia Lim, Mrs Josephine Teo, Mr Vikram Nair and Mr Lawrence Wong.
The persons to be nominated by the Committee shall be persons who have rendered distinguished public service, or who have brought honour to the Republic, or who have distinguished themselves in the field of arts and letters, sports, culture, the sciences, business, industry, the professions, social or community service or the labour movement.
Only names of persons who qualify for appointment as Nominated Members of Parliament should be submitted to the Committee for consideration.
Under Article 44(2) of the Constitution, a person is qualified for appointment as a Nominated Member of Parliament if –
(a) he is a citizen of Singapore;
(b) he is of the age of 21 years or above on the day of nomination;
(c) his name appears in a current register of electors;
(d) he is resident in Singapore at the date of his nomination and has been so resident for periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than 10 years prior to that date;
(e) he is able, with a degree of proficiency sufficient to enable him to take an active part in the proceedings of Parliament, to speak and, unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical cause, to read and write at least one of the following languages, that is to say, English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil; and
(f) he is not disqualified from being a Member of Parliament under Article 45 of the Constitution.
Mr Speaker will meet representatives of seven Functional Groups, namely (i) business and industry; (ii) the professions; (iii) labour movement; (iv) social service organisations; (v) civic and people sector; (vi) tertiary education institutions; and (vii) media, arts and sports organisations, to inform them of the procedure in submitting nominations to the Special Select Committee. A Coordinator has been appointed by Mr Speaker for each Functional Group to seek the views of their constituent organisations and to submit names of suitable candidates to the Special Select Committee for consideration.
The Coordinators of the seven Functional Groups are:
||Business and Industry
||Mr Teo Siong Seng
|Singapore Business Federation
10 Hoe Chiang Road
#22-01 Keppel Tower
|Ms Mary Liew
| National Trades Union Congress
NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard
|Dr S R E Savampanathan
|Academy of Medicine, Singapore
81 Kim Keat Road
#12-00, NKF Centre
||Social Service Organisations
|Mr Sim Gim Guan
(Chief Executive Officer)
|National Council of Social Service
170 Ghim Moh Road
#01-02, NCSS Centre
||Civic and People Sector
||Mr Desmond Tan
(Chief Executive Director People's Association)
|9 King George's Avenue
||Tertiary Education Institutions
||Prof Tan Eng Chye
|National University of Singapore University Hall
Lee Kong Chian Wing, Level 6 21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd
||Media, Arts and Sports Organisations
||Prof Chan Heng Chee
|National Arts Council
90 Goodman Road
Goodman Arts Centre
Blk A #01-01
7. Any organisation wishing to nominate persons for consideration can submit their nominations to the abovementioned Coordinators. The invitation for submission of names to the Special Select Committee is open to the general public. A person not selected by a Functional Group may be nominated by another proposer. The Special Select Committee will consider all applications.
8. In proposing names for consideration as NMPs, the attention of the organisations and members of the public is drawn to the provision of the Constitution which states:
“The persons to be nominated shall be persons who have rendered distinguished public service, or who have brought honour to the Republic, or who have distinguished themselves in the field of arts, letters, culture, the sciences, business, industry, the professions, social or community service or the labour movement.”
9. Submission of names must be made using the prescribed forms that are available for download at the end of this page.The completed forms and supporting documents can be submitted via email to email@example.com. Alternatively, you may submit the completed forms and supporting documents at the Office of the Clerk of Parliament located at Parliament House, 1 Parliament Place, Singapore 178880.
10. The completed forms and supporting documents must be received by the Office of the Clerk of Parliament by 6 July 2018 at 4.30 pm.