Juliana Seow, Jessie Phua elected VPs of Singapore National Olympic Council; veteran official Tan Eng Liang retires

SINGAPORE – Fencing chief Juliana Seow and bowling president Jessie Phua were elected vice-presidents of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday (Sept 23).

Phua was defending her seat while the other seat had been vacated by Dr Tan Eng Liang, who stood down after 28 years of service.

The other candidate in the race was former sepak takraw president Abdul Halim Kader.

Phua and Seow will serve until 2024, joining incumbent vice-presidents Ben Tan and Milan Kwee, who were elected at the 2018 AGM and will serve till 2022.

SNOC president Tan Chuan-Jin paid tribute to former Olympian Dr Tan and thanked him for his years of service.

He said: “Dr Tan has been a dedicated and selfless servant to sport in Singapore. He passionately cares about our sports and athletes, and he is irreplaceable for what he brings to the table. We thank him for the decades that he has poured into sport, and wish him a happy retirement.”

The AGM was held via video conferencing because of Covid-19 restrictions and was attended by 225 representatives from 54 national sports associations.

SNOC executive committee 2020-2021

President: Tan Chuan-Jin

IOC member: Ng Ser Miang

Vice-presidents: Milan Kwee, Benedict Tan, Jessie Phua, Juliana Seow

Honorary treasurer: Edwin Lee

Members: Lawrence Leow

Members (co-opted): Lim Teck Yin, Tan Chen Kee, Mark Chay (chairman, athletes’ commission), Lau Kok Keng

Secretary-general (ex-officio): Chris Chan

Assistant secretary-general (ex-officio): Edmund Lim

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