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1) Who is Sun Xueling?
• MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
• Investment director at Temasek Holdings
• Married with one daughter
2) What makes her tick?
Social mobility, cohesion and racial harmony. (OK, maybe the older folks too, check out her fabulous speech here!)
3) So what did she speak about in her maiden Parliament speech?
Today as our needs, interests and perspectives become more diverse, how do we go beyond ourselves and beyond narrow self-interests?
We see issues through the lenses of our own backgrounds and experiences. When there are differences, can we look beyond our own perspectives and find the generosity to love and accept another human being? To go past all that divides us and believe in a common humanity and a shared destiny as Singaporeans.
4) What did she wear for Parliament?
9/10 – I love how the ensemble was professional yet it’s not the typical corporate officewear.
5) Yes, she is Singapore-born.
A Singaporean born and bred, there was so much speculation about her nationality because of her hanyu pinyin name. For the record, she was born and raised here in Singapore.
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