12 Feb '11, 8am

PAP assessing which MPs should make way for new blood: SINGAPORE: The People's Action Party (PAP) is assessing w...

PAP assessing which MPs should make way for new blood: SINGAPORE: The People's Action Party (PAP) is assessing w...

SINGAPORE: The People's Action Party (PAP) is assessing who among the current MPs should step down to make way for new candidates in the next General Election, which must be held by February next year. PAP chairman Lim Boon Heng said this when asked to elaborate on comments last month by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong that the party was at the tail end of interviewing candidates. Mr Lim, who is also the Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, was speaking at the official opening of a new childcare centre at the Jurong GRC on Saturday. 29-year-old Alex Yam, who has been a PAP member since 2002, was among grassroots leaders accompanying Mr Lim during the event. When asked if he is likely to stand as a GE candidate, Mr Yam expressed surprise and said he will leave the decision to the Prime Minister. Mr Lim gave little away, saying grassroots leaders are moved around constitue...

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