15 Oct '11, 2am

Do voters care only about political candidates' looks, choosing form over substance?

Is Singapore turning into a 'nation of dirty old men' which cares only about political candidates' looks? That was one tongue-in-cheek observation floated by an undergraduate at a discussion on Friday on Gen Y voters, organised by SMU Apolitical, the student political association of the Singapore Management University. About 50 students came to hear SMU assistant professors Eugene Tan and Jack Lee, and Dr Cherian George of Nanyang Technological University, speak. One female participant asked why the two youngest candidates at the May general election, Ms Nicole Seah and Ms Tin Pei Ling, became public phenomena. 'Do we have a tabloid obsession with young women?' she asked. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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