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Get to know Sun Xueling, Minister Of State for Education and Social and Family Development
What’s a typical day like for her and what inspired her political aspirations?
Sun Xueling’s rise in the political sphere has been rapid: After leaving the finance industry, she made her political debut in the 2015 general election as part of a six-member PAP team contesting in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.
She then became a Member of Parliament representing the Punggol West ward and, in 2018, the Senior Parliament Secretary at the Ministries of Home Affairs and National Development. In 2020, she was promoted to Minister of State, and is currently Minister of State for both Social and Family Development, and Education.
But how did the 42-year-old become familiar with what the everyday person needs after years in the private sector? What made her want to go into politics? Watch this exclusive video with her to find out more.