Amid questions about conflict of interest, Tin Pei Ling says role as MP ‘distinct’ from new job at Grab

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SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament (MP) Tin Pei Ling said on Thursday (2 February) that there was a conflict of interest between her position in parliament and her position at Grab Singapore, where she oversees government relations. answered questions about the possibility of

“There is a clear mutual understanding that my role as an MP is different from my role at Grab,” Ting said in a LinkedIn post.she Appointed Director of Public Relations Policy Bureau Confirmed by the company on Wednesday.

In the post, Ting drew a line between his two roles: as an MP and as an employee of a Nasdaq-listed company.

“When I fulfill my duties in my capacity as a Member of Parliament, it is absolutely clear that the voters and Singapore come first. When I work on behalf of Grab, I must ensure that Grab’s interests are protected. You have to.” Mr. Ting.

“As to which ability I represent at any given time: I am transparent and above the board.”

Tin added that Grab will establish “clear rules of engagement” to ensure that potential conflicts of interest are “properly declared and avoided.”

“Similarly, the PAP (People’s Action Party) has published a set of prudence rules and has mechanisms for declaring interests and avoiding conflicts of interest.”

Tin, who began her duties in January, attended a Lunar New Year appreciation luncheon for Grab’s drivers and delivery partners on Wednesday in her new role.

Prior to joining the tech giant, he was CEO of Business China, a non-profit organization in Singapore that builds relations between Singapore and China. According to her LinkedIn profile, Tin remains a board member of the organization.

When asked why she decided to join Grab, she said the company’s “strong social mission” to “move Southeast Asia forward by empowering everyone economically” and the company’s “roots in Singapore”. He said he was really impressed.

First elected to parliament in 2011, Mr. Tin is currently the chairman of the Government Parliamentary Communications and Information Commission (GPC) and a member of the GPC for Culture, Community and Youth.

The GPC’s role is to scrutinize laws and programs of various government departments.

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