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Ng Eng Hen is a Singaporean politician who has been serving as the Minister for Defence since 2011. A member of the governing People’s Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Toa Payoh Central ward of Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC since 2001. He was previously Minister for Manpower (2004–2006) and Minister for Education (2008–2011).
Before entering politics, Ng was a consultant surgeon at the Singapore General Hospital and later a private surgical oncologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He made his political debut in the 2001 general election as part of a five-member PAP team contesting in Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC. The PAP team won by an uncontested walkover and Ng had been a Member of Parliament since then after winning the subsequent general elections.
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Ng Eng Hen was born on December 10, 1958 (age 63 years) in Singapore. He is the son of a Chinese Singaporean of Henghua descent, Ng and his five siblings lived in a rental flat in Zion Road during his childhood. He attended Anglo-Chinese School and National Junior College before he completed medical school at the National University of Singapore. He also underwent fellowship training in surgical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Ng was a consultant surgeon at the Singapore General Hospital from 1992 to 1997 before he went into private practice in Mount Elizabeth Hospital as a surgical oncologist from 1997 to 2001.
Ng Eng Hen made his political debut in the 2001 general election as part of a five-member People’s Action Party (PAP) team contesting in Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC. The PAP team won by an uncontested walkover so Ng became a Member of Parliament representing the Toa Payoh Central ward of Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC.
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Eng Hen has been the Member of Parliament since 25 October 2001 for that ward, having successfully retained his seat in subsequent general elections. He is also an adviser to the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council and Bishan-Toa Payoh grassroots organizations.
In 2002, Ng was appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower. In August 2004, Ng was promoted to full Minister and appointed Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Education. In 2005, he relinquished his portfolio as Second Minister for Education and became Second Minister for Defence.
He stepped down from his post as Minister for Manpower and took up the portfolio of Minister for Education in April 2008. Ng was also Chairman of the Jobs Task Force at the Ministry of Manpower and Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Low Wage Workers.
In June 2007, Ng Eng Hen was invited by the French ministry of defense to visit the Paris Air Show and also to visit a permanent Republic of Singapore Air Force detachment stationed at Cazaux Air Base.
In March 2010, Ng mentioned that the weight of mother-tongue language examinations in the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) might be reduced in order to benefit some students who are weak in their mother-tongue due to the emphasis on the English language in the Singaporean education system. This sparked a debate among Singaporeans who support the emphasis on mother-tongue languages in education. Ng subsequently assured Singaporeans that the weight of mother-tongue language in the PSLE would not be reduced.
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In 2011, Ng stepped down from his role as Minister for Education and was appointed Minister for Defence. In Parliament, he served as Deputy Leader of the House from 1 April 2007 to 30 May 2011 and later as Leader of the House from 31 May 2011 to 30 September 2015.
Ng Eng Hen appeared in episode 20 of the Channel 8 drama When Duty Calls to deliver a speech on National Service in 2017. However, in 2018, the French government awarded Ng the Legion of Honour.
Ng Eng Hen is married to Ivy Ng Swee Lian, they had their wedding in 1982 in a private ceremony in Singapore. His wife Ivy Ng is a pediatrician and geneticist who is also the Chief Executive Officer of SingHealth. The couple has four children Joel Ng Yuan Ming, Jonathan Ng Yuan En, Jeanne Ng Li Wen, and Jill Ng Hui Wen. Ng revealed that he was infected by Covid-19 on 4th Feb 2022. However, during the 2020 general election, the PAP team led by Ng contesting in Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC won with about 67% of the vote against the Singapore People’s Party.
Ng Eng Hen net worth
How much is Ng Eng Hen worth? Ng Eng Hen’s net worth is estimated at around $7 million. His main source of income is from his career as a politician. Eg successful career has earned him a luxurious lifestyle and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Singapore. His salary for 2022 ranges from $162,574 to $475,483, but with bonuses, benefits, and various other compensation, he made significantly more than his salary in the year 2020.