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Thomas Thomas is a former Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore. He is currently the chief executive officer of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Network.Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of the Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (now renamed as Global Compact Network Singapore), which serves as the national CSR society in Singapore, which is the country network and focal point of the United Nations Global Compact.
A Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) is a Member of the Parliament of Singapore who is appointed by the President. They are not affiliated to any political party and do not represent any constituency. There are currently nine NMPs in Parliament. The introduction of NMPs in September 1990, effected to bring more independent voices into Parliament, was an important modification of the traditional Westminster parliamentary system that Singapore had.
Thomas served in the trade union movement as the General Secretary of the Singapore-Shell Employees’ Union, and was in the Central Committee of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) from 1987 to 2007. He was a Nominated Member of Parliament from 1999 to 2000. He is a Singapore Labour Foundation (SLF)-Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute (OTCi) Fellow.For his services to the labour movement, Thomas was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2002 and Comrade of Labour – Star in 2008.
The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), also known as the Singapore National Trades Union Congress, is the sole national trade union centre in Singapore. NTUC is at the heart of the Labour Movement which comprises 59 affiliated trade unions, 5 affiliated trade associations, 12 social enterprises, 6 related organisations as well as a growing ecosystem of U Associates and enterprise partners. Together, it helms May Day celebrations and organises an annual rally in support of workers' solidarity and commitment to tripartite partnership.
The Singapore Labour Foundation was established on 12 December 1977. Its aims are to improve the welfare of union members and to further the development of trade unions in Singapore.
As a Nominated MP, Thomas had represented Singapore at the Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace [AAPP] Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2001.In Parliament, he had asked the Minister for Finance to give an evaluation of the performance of overseas investments made by the government and government-linked organisations, particularly its performance since the 1997 Asian currency crisis.
Phnom Penh, formerly known as Krong Chaktomuk Serimongkul or shortly known as Krong Chaktomuk, is the capital and most populous city in Cambodia. Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's economic, industrial, and cultural center.
Cambodia, officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.
Thomas was educated in Victoria School and University of Nottingham and hold a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from University of Warwick and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK.
Victoria School (VS) is a boys state secondary school in Marine Parade, Central Region, Singapore that was established in 1876.
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The following lists events that happened during 2002 in Singapore.
Lim Swee Say, MP is a Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he stepped down as Minister for Manpower in 2018. He previously served as the Minister for the Environment from 2001 to 2004, a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office from 2004 to 2015, and as the Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) from 2005 to 2015. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1996.
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UFM100.3 is a Mandarin radio station in Singapore that plays Mandopop from the post 2000s to the current hits. The station is maintained by SPH Radio, which also owns a number of Chinese media publications such as Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, and UWeekly.
Josephine Teo Li Min née Yong Li Min is a Singaporean politician. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), she is currently the Minister of Manpower and Second Minister of Home Affairs. She is the third woman to be made a full minister in Singapore's history after Lim Hwee Hua and Grace Fu. She has been a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency since 2006.
Tan Kin Lian is a Singaporean businessman and social activist, and former chief executive officer (CEO) of NTUC Income. Since stepping down as CEO in April 2007, his activities have included organising public rallies for people who lost their money due to investing in Lehman Brothers' Minibond products to seek redress, and setting up FISCA, an organisation to teach people about long-term financial security. After indicating that he would like run for president of Singapore in 2008, Tan stood in the 2011 presidential election and finished in fourth place out of four candidates with 4.91% of votes.
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Desmond Choo Pey Ching is a Singaporean politician and Assistant Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). He is also director of NTUC's Youth Development Unit, and director of Industry Transformation and Productivity. He advocates for young workers’ issues and helps workers cope with restructuring and make the most of new job opportunities highlighted in the Industry Transformation Maps. He is also the executive secretary at the Union of Telecoms Employees of Singapore and Young NTUC.
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Ng Chee Meng is a Singaporean politician and the current Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress. He served as the 8th Chief of Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 2013 to 2015, and held the rank of Lieutenant-General. He was also the Chief of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) from 2009 to 2013. Upon retirement from military career, He announced his intention to enter politics, and is the highest ranking officer to join the ruling party. In the 2015 Singapore general election, he was fielded into Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC and won a seat successfully paving way to be a Member of Parliament.
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