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Muhamad Faisal Manap is a Singaporean politician. A member of the opposition Workers’ Party (WP), he has been serving as Vice-Chairman of the WP since 2016. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Kaki Bukit division of Aljunied GRC since 2011.
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Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap was born in 1975 and is age 48 years old. He is the son of Singaporean parents. He attended Eunos Primary School and Telok Kurau Secondary School before graduating from Singapore Polytechnic in 1995 with a diploma in civil and structural engineering. He subsequently went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at Monash University in 2005.
Muhamad Faisal Manap first entered politics during the 2011 general election as the ethnic minority candidate in a five-member Workers’ Party team contesting in Aljunied GRC against the governing People’s Action Party (PAP). The Workers’ Party team won with 54.72% of the vote, making it the first time in Singapore’s electoral history an opposition party had won a general election in a GRC.
Faisal thus became a Member of Parliament representing the Kaki Bukit ward of Aljunied GRC in the 12th Parliament on 9 May 2011. The Workers’ Party has since retained its parliamentary seats in Aljunied GRC in the subsequent general elections and Faisal has continued serving as the Member of Parliament representing Kaki Bukit. Within the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council, Faisal has served as chairman of the Estate and Liaison Committee (2013—2018), overall Council chairman (2018—2021), and Council vice-chairman (2021—2022).
He is one of the party’s five-member Worker’s Party team along with Pritam Singh, Sylvia Lim, Gerald Giam and Leon Perera contesting the Aljunied GRC in the 2020 general election and retain back with 59.95% of the votes. During the debate over a parliamentary bill to amend the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act, Faisal had a heated exchange with Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam over the separation of religion from politics.
Muhamad Faisal Manap stated that he did not fully agree with the principle of the separation of religion from politics. He argued that while people “shouldn’t use religion for the benefit of politics”, it is inevitable that religion and politics are intertwined in the formulation of policies.
Since he had been elected to Parliament in 2011, Faisal had persistently raised the issue of allowing Muslim nurses and women in uniformed services to don the tudung in the course of their duty. In 2017, Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli rebuked Faisal for “subtly and frequently needling” the Malay-Muslim community with this issue.
Masagos said that such issues should not be discussed in Parliament since it has the potential to disrupt Singapore’s racial and religious harmony and that should be resolved behind closed doors instead. In 2021, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that Muslim nurses in Singapore’s public healthcare sector will be allowed to wear a tudung with their uniforms if they wish to.
Muhamad Faisal Manap was elected Vice Chairman of the Workers’ Party central executive committee (CEC) on 29 May 2016, taking over the position from Mohammed Rahizan Yaacob. His two-year term has been continuously renewed in subsequent CEC elections, with the last election held on 27 December 2020.
In June 2014, Faisal was seen alongside campaign organizers and supporters at a Wear White campaign, an anti-LGBT movement in Singapore. Faisal clarified that he opposes homosexuality and Pink Dot SG and that he backed the movement in his personal capacity “as a Muslim individual”.
Muhamad Faisal Manap net worth
How much is Muhamad Faisal Manap worth? Muhamad Faisal Manap’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips.