22 Jan '11, 3pm

PAP at tail end of interviewing potential GE candidates: SINGAPORE: Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong says the Peopl...

PAP at tail end of interviewing potential GE candidates: SINGAPORE: Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong says the Peopl...

SINGAPORE: Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong says the People's Action Party (PAP) is at the tail end of interviewing potential candidates for the next General Election. Mr Goh adds that the PAP line-up will include activists, both men and women from the ranks. But many will be from outside the PAP. The Senior Minister points out that it will be a young line-up as the PAP is renewing itself to secure Singapore's future. "The party sets high standards in its recruitment of candidates. It tries to identify the best representative slate of candidates based on merit. Besides intellect and competence, the character qualities we look for include integrity, sincerity, humility empathy, conviction, commitment and ability to relate to constituents," said Mr Goh at the PAP's Women's Wing Investiture on Saturday. Mr Goh noted that being an MP is especially tough for women. His challenge f...

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