Nominated Members of Parliament at their swearing-in ceremony on July 20, 2009. Each NMP serves a term of 2 ½ years and may be reappointed.
As the anti-colonial independence movement gathered steam in the 1950s, the British set up a commission in 1953 to recommend changes to Singapore’s constitutional system.
A key outcome of this was the formation of the Legislative Assembly – the predecessor to the Parliament of Singapore – in 1955.
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