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Ho Ching (何晶, Hé Jīng) (born 27 March 1953) is the Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings and has held the appointment since 2002. She is married to the current Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. Ho first joined Temasek Holdings as a Director in January 2002. She then became its Executive Director in May 2002 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2004. As of 2016, she is listed as the 30th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

LGBT articles shared on FacebookEdit

Ho is known to publicly share dozens of articles a day on a myriad of topics on Facebook. She sporadically shares positive articles on LGBT developments worldwide, as and when she comes across them.

The following are examples, screen captured from her Facebook timeline:

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The post which elicited the most comments from both pro- and anti-LGBT factions was the one on Pink Dot's 10th year, scheduled to be held on 21 July 2018. The incident was widely reported on alternative media websites.

Position on sexual orientation of CEOsEdit

During an event organised by the Institute of Policy Studies in 2013, it was revealed by Prof. Tommy Koh that Ho told him that the sexual orientation of the successor to Singtel's CEO Lee Hsien Yang did not matter[1].

Ho Ching Sexual orientation of Singtel's CEO does not matter

Ho Ching Sexual orientation of Singtel's CEO does not matter


Comments on gender diversity in natureEdit

On 18 March 2019, Ho Ching shared on her Facebook page a BBC article on Sam Smith coming out as non-binary[2]. She made the following comments to accompany the post:

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"Interesting...

Birds and butterflies can be split half half male and female, one side of body on male colours and the other female.

And other "mixed sex" butterflies are also known to be a mix of different proportions.

There are also articles regarding the science of confirming if athletes were male or female. Apparently, there are several markers involved, and these have a range of values, rather than a binary value, for instance the testosterone levels.

Just as half half or different proportion male-female birds and butterflies are rare, perhaps humans too will have a range.

Apparently some cultures recognise such variations with 5 categorisation of sexual descriptions like masculine males, feminine males, half-half, masculine females, and feminine females.

Such is the diversity of nature, which is perhaps the outcome of genetic variations and natural evolution."

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This article was written by Roy Tan.

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