Ex-national sailor Ben Tan willing to serve as NMP
SINGAPORESAILING president Ben Tan revealed yesterday that he is willing to serve as a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP).
The 46-year-old doctor said: "I have been approached by senior figures in the sports community to be considered for the Nominated Member of Parliament position.
"I am deeply humbled by their belief in me, and will be happy to serve if the rest of the sports community feels I am the right representative for the position."
His decision comes after Singapore Modern Pentathlon Association president Nicholas Fang, 38, said he would not be seeking a second term as an NMP.
On Tuesday, Mr Fang was appointed chef de mission for Team Singapore at next year's SEA Games - which will be hosted on home soil - alongside Dr Tan Eng Liang.
Dr Ben Tan, a former national sailor and Olympian, added: "NMP Nicholas Fang and the NMPs before him have done a great job representing the views of the sports community in Parliament, and I certainly recognise the need to build on that."
He is an Asian Games and four-time SEA Games gold medallist and also a three-time Sportsman of the Year.