Hands down, former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Anthea Ong is the ideal candidate to bring together the voices of 20 NMPs, past and present, in the first book dedicated to the NMP scheme. Ong, after all, is particularly known for speaking up at every single Parliament sitting from 2018 to 2020. She has also made her mark for championing multiple social issues fiercely.
As well as being a trailblazer, Anthea Ong holds multiple roles. She is also a mental health advocate, social entrepreneur, impact investor, life and leadership coach, strategy consultant, yoga and wellness facilitator. She is also the founder of initiatives such as Hush TeaBar, WorkWell Leaders, and A Good Space.
A collection of essays, The Nominated Member of Parliament Scheme: Are Unelected Voices Still Necessary in Parliament? presents the perspectives and reflections of at least one NMP from each of the scheme’s eight Parliaments. It intends to capture the significance of the NMP scheme and its place in Singapore’s parliamentary evolution. The book will be launched tomorrow (9 Sep).