Mr Ang Mong Seng 洪茂诚


Ang Mong Seng
洪茂诚
 

Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award Recipient (2009)
南洋校友成就奖获奖者(2009)

Ang Mong Seng, PBM, BBM
(Arts/Class of 1973)

A consummate politician with the people's welfare at heart

For being a champion of the people and for fulfilling his duties as a Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Ang Mong Seng's dedication to public service is recognised with the Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award.

In 1997, the People's Action Party selected Mr Ang to lead the political battle against the incumbent opposition MP in Bukit Gombak. He emerged the victor of the Single Member Constituency and later in 2001, joined the Hong Kah Group Representative Constituency.

More popularly known by the people as 'Grassroots MP', the 59-year-old is actively involved in community affairs and feedback. Of his involvement, he said: "When the residents elect me as their MP, it is their vote of confidence in my ability to look after their interest. It is my personal conviction to do everything in my power to fulfil the responsibility they have chosen for me to undertake."

Indeed, after he was elected MP, he championed the appeal to install new lifts which stop at every floor in older Housing Development Block (HDB) apartments. The new lifts would afford residents greater convenience and benefit the elderly. The lift upgrading project is estimated to benefit some 3,000 HDB blocks upon its targeted completion date in 2014.

In view of Singapore's ageing population, he proposed in Parliament for senior citizens to undergo annual community health screening. Again, his idea was adopted and more than 500,000 senior citizens will participate in the health screening programme each year.

The long-standing member of the PAP was accorded the PAP Commendation Medal in 1991 for his sterling track record. He was presented with the National Day Award of The Public Service Star in 1995 and The Public Service Medal in 1986.

Mr Ang carved out a niche for himself at HDB, which he joined in 1976. Rising through the ranks, he was appointed the General Manager of Bukit Panjang and Sembawang Town Council by 1988. Currently, Mr Ang is the Chairman of Hong Kah Town Council and the Vice-Chairman of the South West Community Development Council. He is also the President of the Singapore Wushu & Lion Dance Federation. 

Mr Ang who graduated from Nanyang University hopes that the Nanyang Spirit will continue to inspire the younger generation to take pride in their achievements and contribute to the country.

 

洪茂诚
1973年文学院毕业生

 心怀民众福祉的政治家

以为民请愿为己任,在国家议事殿堂充当人民代议士,洪茂诚对公共服务的投入与奉献,为他赢得南洋校友成就奖荣衔。

洪茂诚于1997年代表人民行动党首次参选,在武吉甘柏单选区挑战在任的反对党议员,结果漂亮胜出,就此踏入政坛。在2001大选,他归入丰加集选区团队。

这位59岁的国会议员活跃于社区活动与民情组织,是选民心目中的"草根议员"。谈到参政心得,他说:"选民选了我当他们的议员,就是信任我有能力照顾好他们的福祉。我把这个视为己任,必当尽一切所能,完成他们托付予我的重责。"

洪茂诚的确不负选民所托。当选国会议员后,他极力争取政府为旧组屋区设置每层楼停留的新电梯,给居民带来更大便利,尤其让老人家出入更方便。组屋电梯翻新计划预定2014年完成,估计届时将有多达3000座组屋完成电梯翻新。

有鉴于新加坡人口急速老化,洪茂诚在国会上建议,为乐龄人士提供常年社区体检服务。他的建议又一次获得采纳,让逾50万名乐龄人士每年有机会接受体检。

凭着多年来为党为民的贡献,这位行动党资深党员在1991年获颁人民行动党表扬奖章。他也先后在1986年与1995年分别荣获国庆日公共服务奖章与公共服务星章。

在专业领域上,洪茂诚自1976年加入建屋发展局,并于1988年受委为武吉班让与三巴旺市镇理事会总经理。他现任丰加市镇理事会主席与西南社区发展理事会副主席,也同时出任新加坡武术龙狮总会会长。

对于母校前南洋大学,洪茂诚心怀感恩;希望"南大精神"能继续激励年轻一代,为自己的成就自豪,更不忘回馈社会与国家。

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