8th Parliament of Singapore

The 8th Parliament of Singapore was a meeting of the Parliament of Singapore. Its first session commenced on 6 January 1992 and was prorogued on 6 December 1993. It commenced its second session on 10 January 1994 and was dissolved on 16 December 1996.[1]

The members of the 8th Parliament were elected in the 1991 general election. Parliament was controlled by a People's Action Party majority, led by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and his cabinet. The Speaker was Tan Soo Khoon.[2] The de facto Leader of the Opposition was Chiam See Tong until he resigned as secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party on 17 May 1993,[3] and was replaced by Ling How Doong, chairman of his party.

8th Parliament of Singapore
Majority parliament
6 January 1992 – 16 December 1996
House
Speaker of Parliament
Prime
Minister
Leader of the
Opposition
Sessions
1st Session
6 January 1992–6 December 1993
2nd Session
10 January 1994–16 December 1996
Cabinets
8th Cabinet
Goh Chok Tong
6 January 1992–16 December 1996
Parliamentarians
ElectedNCMPNominated
8106
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Results of the Singapore General Election, 1991

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Action Party 477,760 61.0 77 –3
Workers' Party 112,010 14.3 1 +1
Singapore Democratic Party 93,856 12.0 3 +2
National Solidarity Party 57,306 7.3 0 0
Singapore Justice Party 15,222 1.9 0 0
Singapore Malay National Organisation 12,862 1.6 0 0
Independents 14,596 1.9 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 21,961
Total 805,573 100 81 0
Registered voters/turnout 847,716 50.1
Source: Nohlen et al.

References

  1. ^ "Sessions of Parliament". Parliament of Singapore. Parliament of Singapore. 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ "List of Former Speakers". Parliament of Singapore. Parliament of Singapore. 7 August 2017.
  3. ^ Chiam See Tong v Singapore Democratic Party [1993] 3 SLR(R) 774 at [2].
Imram bin Mohamed

Imram bin Mohamed (born 22 June 1944) was formerly the Senior Manager of Flight Operations and Chief Flight Engineer in Singapore Airlines, having worked there for 42 years. He was also the former Chairman of the Association of Muslim Professionals, of which he was a founding member.

He was a Nominated Member of Parliament in the 8th Parliament of Singapore after which, he was given the public post of Justice of the Peace under the Prime Minister's Office in Singapore. He served in Singapore's 2011 Parliamentary Elections Malay Community Committee, was the chair of the 2015 Parliamentary Elections Malay Community Committee, and is once again the chair of the 2017 Presidential Elections Malay Community Sub-committee – a five-member panel tasked with assessing whether prospective presidential candidates belong to the Malay community in Singapore.

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