Who is Lawrence Wong’s wife? 

Lawrence Wong Shyun Tsai will be appointed as Singapore’s 4th Prime Minister if Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is able to retire after 2025 , just after the next general election. He was part of Singapore’s old “East Coast Plan” having lived and excelled in that community. He was chosen in an unprecedented  secret process facilitated by SPH Chairman Khaw Boon Wan. The 4G ministers who participated in the confidential one-on-one process include Heng Swee Keat, Ng Eng Hen, Vivian Balakrishnan, Shanmugam, Gan Kim Yong, Grace Fu, Josephine Teo, Chan Chun Sing, Ong Ye Kung, Indranee Rajah, Masagos Zulkifli, Iswaran, Desmond Lee, Tan See Leng, amongst others. In Singapore, 4G ministers generally refer to Cabinet ministers who are younger than PM Lee ( he is 70 years old) 

Lawrence Wong studied at Haig Boys’ Primary School, Tanjong Katong Secondary Technical School and Victoria Junior College in Singapore.

Lawrence Wong was awarded a PSC Overseas Merit Scholarship to study in USA and he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin system (Madison campus)  ranked #42 best university in USA by US News, as well as a master’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan system (Ann Harbor campus) ranked #23 Best University in USA by US News – both are amongst the top public universities in USA. 

Lawrence Wong attended the SAF Officer Cadet School in 1997 when he returned from his overseas university studies.

Like all senior public servants in the Singapore government, he was sponsored to attend the Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Master in Public Administration degree program (MPA) in his mid-career. In his early civil service days, he served in various roles at the Ministry of Finance and was also the director of healthcare finance at the Ministry of Health. Like Ong Ye Kung, he also served as PM Lee Hsien Loong’s Principal Private Secretary (PPS), so he is familiar with PM Lee’s leadership style. 

Who is Lawrence Wong’s wife? According to Singapore media, he divorced his first wife, a Hongkonger, many years ago and is now married to Loo Tze Lui, a beautous private wealth manager who is a graduate of University of Southern California.  According to social media, Loo Tze Lui is apparently running a single family office, most likely at Lim Teck Lee, a company which was founded by Lim Kee Ming, who sat on the board of directors of United Overseas Bank and he was a substantial shareholder of the bank. Lim Kee Ming’s son Lim Kaling is now heading Lim Teck Lee and he is a prominent investor and entrepreneur in the ASEAN region (https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/asean-business/razer-co-founder-and-director-lim-kaling-pulls-out-of-myanmar-joint-venture)

Lawrence Wong’s wife, Loo Tze Lui has been featured in Singapore Tatler, the high society magazine and she is listed as a Series B preferred shareholder of Razer Inc in their IPO prospectus. The social media is also abuzz with the possible correlation between Loo Tze Lui and billionaire Dr Loo Choon Yong, founder of SGX-listed Raffles Medical Group. 

There is so much interest in our future Mrs Prime Minister and you can view a public Getty Image of DPM Lawrence Wong and his wife Loo Tze Lui visiting Medellin, Colombia a few years ago: https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/singapores-minister-of-national-development-lawrence-wong-news-photo/1155197389

According to Redditt, Hardwarezone and SG Forums, Lawrence Wong will be Singapore’s first Prime Minister with a declared religion. He is a Methodist Christian and worships at Barker Road Methodist Church (BRMC) inside Anglo-Chinese School. The church in Bukit Timah is well-known for its illustrious membership, counting Ng Eng Hen, Vivian Balakrishnan, Lee Suan Yew, Lim Siong Guan, Goh Jin Hian, Paul Tambyah, Loo Choon Yong, Tay Liam Wee, Chew Hua Seng and families of Forbes Singapore Top 50, amongst others. 

Lawrence Wong  is passionate about music and will be Singapore’s first guitar playing and singing Prime Minister. He is known to be a hands-on manager at the ministries and is known as a policy wonk with a good grasp of the details. However his strategic leadership potential is not clear at this stage. He will be a breath of fresh air in local politics and will become a close office colleague to ESM Goh Chok Tong and Emeritus PM Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana, forming a uniquely Singaporean trinity of leadership at the apex of the Singapore government. 

You can find Lawrence Wong’s excellent guitar performances on YouTube:

     

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Singapore public officers will have access to online classrooms offering a wide range of lessons supplied by Singapore’s institutes of higher learning (IHLs) and an online provider with more than 2,500 courses at its disposal.

It is the first time the Civil Service College (CSC) is partnering the 12 IHLs in a whole-of-government effort to support public sector transformation and the transformation of learning in the sector.

CSC signed an agreement with the IHLs – comprising the five polytechnics, six local universities and the Institute of Technical Education – and Udemy for Government, an approved massive open online courses provider.

When launched, the platform will provide just-in-time learning resources for rapid upskilling, such as in digital literacy, which Minister-in-charge of the Public Service Chan Chun Sing mentioned as a core skill for public officers at a Public Service Transformation Award Ceremony.

Mr Chan, who is also Education Minister, outlined 4 skill sets public servants need to developdigital skills; design thinking; systems thinking; collaboration with Singaporeans.

These are needed, he said, for a new mindset which will see more empathetic policies and programmes designed from the citizen’s point of view.

The CSC said topics covered under the curated list of courses include leadership, management and data analytics. 

After creating an account with CSC, officers will be able to search from a catalogue of online courses. The online digital learning platform will allow them 24/7 access to bite-size content through mediums such as videos, infographics, articles and quizzes.

The CSC said that besides providing public officers with digital learning, the platform will connect officers across the entire public service, “facilitating cross-agency social and peer-learning, and creating a more connected government in the process”.