Ng Wai Choong replaces Yam Ah Mee as Returning Officer

Outgoing Returning Officer Yam Ah Mee will be replaced by Ministry of Finance Deputy Secretary Ng Wai Choong. (Yahoo! file photo)

Returning Officer and former People's Association (PA) chief executive director Yam Ah Mee was on Monday relieved of his post.

Replacing him effective this month is Ministry of Finance Deputy Secretary for policy Ng Wai Choong, as was detailed in a government gazette announcement published on Monday afternoon.

A senior civil servant, Ng previously served in the Ministry of Trade and Industry as a deputy secretary for industry, as well as the director for strategic planning at the Ministry of National Development.

He also sits on the board of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore as well as the Tote Board, and received the Silver Public Administration Medal at the National Day awards in 2006.

Meanwhile, Yam, who at the 2011 parliamentary election shot to internet fame for his even-toned announcements of poll results, stepped down from his post at the PA on Sunday.

At the 55-year-old's farewell party last Friday, The Straits Times reported that he was hailed as one of the chiefs that made the most impact on the association. According to the broadsheet, he will be entering the private sector.