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Pritam Singh is a Singaporean politician and lawyer who has been the secretary-general of the opposition Workers’ Party since 2018. He is an elected Member of the 14th Parliament and has been representing the Eunos ward of Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC) since he was elected to Parliament in the 2011 general election and has retained his parliamentary seat in the subsequent general elections.
From 2018 to 2020, he was the de facto opposition leader in Parliament after succeeding Low Thia Khiang as secretary-general of the Workers’ Party. After the Workers’ Party emerged as the largest opposition party in Parliament following the 2020 general election, he was officially appointed Leader of the Opposition.
He joined the Workers’ Party in 2011 and worked as a party official and research officer before he was elected to Parliament in 2011. In the same year, Singh completed a Juris Doctor at the Singapore Management University and was called to the Singapore Bar. In 2013, Singh joined the litigation and dispute resolution practice at Donaldson & Burkinshaw, Singapore’s oldest law firm.
|Net Worth||$7 million|
Pritam Singh was born on August 2, 1976 (age 45 years) in Singapore. His parents are Singaporean of Punjabi ancestry and are practising Sikh. He studied at Woodsville Primary School, Belvedere Primary School, Saint Thomas Secondary School, and Jurong Junior College. He was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces’ Local Study Award scholarship for undergraduate studies at the National University of Singapore, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in 2000. Singh also earned a diploma in Islamic studies from the International Islamic University Malaysia in 2005.
Singh graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. In 1999, he won the Straits Steamship Prize for being the top undergraduate student in history and political science. He was later awarded a Chevening Scholarship for postgraduate studies at King’s College London, where he completed a Master of Arts in war studies in 2004.
Pritam Singh enlisted in the Singapore Armed Forces in 1994 and served as a career commissioned officer from 1997 to 2002. At present, he is a reservist commander with the rank of Major.
In 2007, Singh founded Opinion Asia, an online commentary syndicate with a focus on issues related to Asia and Asians.
Pritam Singh was part of the five-member Workers’ Party team which contested in Aljunied GRC during the 2011 general election. The team included the party’s secretary-general Low Thia Khiang, chairwoman Sylvia Lim and members Chen Show Mao and Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap.
They faced the team from the incumbent People’s Action Party (PAP), which was led by former Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo. The Workers’ Party’s team defeated the PAP team by 72,289 votes (54.7%) to 59,829 (45.2%), marking the first occasion in Singapore’s history in which an opposition party had won an election in a GRC.
Since the election, Singh has represented the Eunos ward within the constituency in Parliament. Singh was appointed as the assistant secretary-general on the party’s Executive Council.
The leadership of the Workers’ Party
In 2017, after Low Thia Khiang announced that he was contemplating retirement as well as wanting to rejuvenate the party for “younger blood”, Singh was widely regarded to be the next chief of the Workers’ Party prior to the general election that would have been scheduled to be held by 2021.
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Pritam Singh was eventually confirmed as Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party on 8 April 2018 after Low stepped down for a leadership self-renewal, effectively making him the leader of the opposition as the Workers’ Party was the sole opposition party in Parliament with elected seats.
2020 general election
The results of the 2020 general election saw Singh, together with Sylvia Lim, Muhamad Faisal Manap and former NCMPs Gerald Giam and Leon Perera, being re-elected to represent the Aljunied GRC constituents, with an increased share of the vote of 59.95%, defeating the PAP team that received 40.05%. The Workers’ Party had also won Hougang SMC, its stronghold which has been held since 1991, and the newly created Sengkang GRC, the first time the Workers’ Party had won a general election in a second GRC.
Leader of the Opposition
Following the 2020 general election, in which the Workers’ Party managed to win ten seats, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong decided to formally designate Singh as Leader of the Opposition and said that he will be “provided with appropriate staff support and resources” to carry out his new parliamentary appointment role.
Prior to this, the leader of the opposition was an unofficial de facto position in Parliament as the Constitution and standing orders of Parliament did not provide for such a position. With the creation of the formal office, Parliament announced that the appointment holder will draw an annual salary of S$385,000, double the salary of a regular Member of Parliament. Singh made the decision to donate half of the allowance increase from his new appointment for his party, charitable causes as well as his residents’ needs.
Pritam Singh is married to his longtime girlfriend Loveleen Kaur Walia, they had their wedding in 2012. His wife Loveleen Kaur Walia is a Singaporean theatre practitioner. The couple has two children: daughters.
Pritam Singh net worth
How much is Pritam Singh worth? Pritam Singh net worth is estimated at around $7 million. His main source of income is from his political and business career. Singh successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential politicians in Singapore.