Halimah Yacob

Halimah Yacob

Halimah Yacob became the first female president of Singapore in September 2017 and the country’s first Malay head of state since its first president, Yusof Ishak. Before this, she was Singapore’s first female speaker of parliament and the first female Malay to be elected MP in 2001. She also served as minister of state in the Ministry of Social and Family Development and a member of PAP’s central executive committee.

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