Lui Tuck Yew (simplified Chinese: 吕德耀; traditional Chinese: 呂德耀; pinyin: Lǚ Déyào; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lū Tek-iāu) (born 16 April 1961) is a politician from Singapore. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is currently the country's Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts with effect from November 1 2010. He was formerly an officer in the Republic of Singapore Navy, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral, and served as Singapore's Chief of Navy from 1999-2003.
Lui is a Member of Parliament representing the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency. Prior to his present appointment as Acting Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, he will become a full minister in the same ministry from November 1 2010, he served as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Information Communication and the Arts (MICA). He also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Development Board and Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
Lui is an alumnus of the Anglo-Chinese School and Anglo-Chinese Junior College. He was a recipient of the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship in 1980, and graduated with a degree in chemistry from Cambridge University in 1983. He received a graduate degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1994. --- READ MORE