Eric Low Siak Meng: Singaporean Politician and Leader
Eric Low Siak Meng was a notable figure in Singaporean politics and held the position of general manager. His journey, marked by dedication and service to the nation, left a lasting impact on Singapore. Born in 1948, his legacy continued until his passing on 3 January 2023.
Eric Low Siak Meng was affiliated with the People’s Action Party (PAP) during his political career. He made significant efforts to contribute to the political landscape of Singapore.
One of the prominent tasks he undertook was during the 2006 general elections, where he was entrusted with a “special assignment” by Goh Chok Tong. Together with Sitoh Yih Pin, the PAP candidate for Potong Pasir SMC, Eric Low aimed to secure victory in Hougang SMC. The promise of greater freedom from party constraints, including freedom from the party whip, awaited them if they succeeded in their mission.
Eric Low contested the Hougang SMC in both the 2001 and 2006 Singapore general elections. Despite his dedication, victory eluded him on both occasions as he faced competition from Low Thia Khiang of the Workers’ Party.
In 2011, Eric Low made a significant decision in his political career. He announced that he would not be contesting in the upcoming general election for Hougang SMC.
Recognitions and Awards
Throughout his years of service and dedication to Singapore, Eric Low Siak Meng received several prestigious awards. Among these were the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal), Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star), and the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) – Bar.
A Farewell to a Dedicated Leader
Eric Low Siak Meng’s passing on 3 January 2023 marked the end of an era in Singaporean politics. He was 74 years old at the time of his passing, with his 75th birthday just around the corner.
Eric Low’s contributions to Singapore and his dedicated service to the nation will always be remembered and appreciated by the people he served. His legacy serves as a testament to the values of dedication and commitment in the realm of Singaporean politics.