Rahayu Mahzam is currently the Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Communications and Information, and has served in Jurong GRC as MP since 2015. She was previously a lawyer, specialising in family law.
Rahayu is passionate about supporting residents in need and developing opportunities for people to come together to help one another. She has introduced many social programmes in Bukit Batok East, to help families, support students and uplift women. Her initiatives with volunteers have also led to Bukit Batok East being recognised as a Dementia-Friendly Community, one of the eight in Singapore.
In Parliament, Rahayu has championed the interests of the special needs community, youth development, as well as efforts to empower women and preserve a strong, multi-racial and multi-religious community.
As Deputy Chairperson of the REACH Supervisory Panel, Rahayu is closely involved in seeking feedback from the public on policies and various issues. She also contributes nationally through other committees, including the OnePeople.SG Executive Committee and the National Youth Council. She leads the M3 Youth mentoring efforts in the Malay/Muslim community. Singapore has declared 2021 as the year celebrating women, Rahayu is one of the co-chairs leading the efforts of the Conversations on Women Development.
Rahayu is married and has a three-year-old son.