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Halimah Yacob Biography

Halimah Yacob

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Halimah Yacob is a Singaporean politician who is serving as the current president. She
was born on 23rd August, 1954.


Halimah has been described as a trail blazer. She became the very first woman
Member of Parliament (MP) for the Jurong Group Representation
Constituency, The first woman of parliament and the first woman president in
Singapore’s political history.

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Birth And Early Life


Her Excellency Madam Halimah was born in Queens Street in Singapore to
Indian immigrant father and maternal Malay descent.
Her father was a watchman who died thanks to a attack when she was eight
years old, leaving her and 4 siblings to be mentioned by her mother.
Her family was in poverty at the time of her father’s death, and Ms. Halimah
had to help her mother sell nasi padang outside the former Singapore
Polytechnic now Bestway Building along Prince Edward Road.

Halimah Yacob Education


Ms. Yacob attended Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and Tanjong Katong
Girls’ School. She proceeded to the University of Singapore, where she
obtained a Bachelor of Laws in 1978.

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In 1981, Madam Halimah was called to the Singapore Bar. She also completed
a Master of Laws at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001, and
was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws by NUS on 7 July 2016.

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Political Career


Halimah worked as a legal officer at the National Trades Union Congress, and
have become the director of its legal services department in 1992. She was
appointed as a director of the Singapore Institute of Labour Studies
now referred to as the Ong Teng Cheong Institute of Labour Studies in 1999.

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Marsiling National Day Dinner celebration held on 6 August 2017. Photo: Nuria Ling/TODAY

Halimah entered politics in 2001 when she was elected as a Member of
Parliament (MP) for the Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC).

Following the 2011 election , Halimah was appointed Minister of State at the
Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.

After a cupboard reshuffle in November 2012, she became a Minister of State
at the Ministry of Social and Family Development. She has also served because
the Chair of Jurong Town Council.

In January 2015, Halimah was co-opted into the PAP’s Central Executive
Committee, the party’s highest decision-making body.

At the 2015 election, Halimah was the only minority candidate for the People’s
Action Party group contesting the then-newly formed Marsiling–Yew Tee
GRC.

In 2013 she became the first woman to be Speaker of the Singapore Parliament.

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Four years later, in September 2017, she became Singapore’s first woman
President.

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According to mywage, the annual salary for the president is S$1.54 million
Awards

  1. In recognition of her contributions, she was conferred the Berita Harian
    Achiever of the Year Award in 2001
  2. The “Her World Woman of the Year Award” in 2003
  3. The AWARE Heroine Award 2011
  4. She was inducted into the Singapore Council of Women’s Organization’s
    Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame in 2014.

Personal Life


Halimah is married to Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee, a Malay of Arab
descent, and has five children.
Favorite Quote
“Women must realise that while they would like to think that their work speaks for
itself, in reality, they do have to take greater charge of their own careers. And be
ready to accept invitations to be a board member, even if it means being the sole
woman on the board.”

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