18 Nov '11, 10pm

PAP youth to get reminders on rules of engagement online

PAP youth to get reminders on rules of engagement online

In the wake of a racist Facebook posting by a party member, the People's Action Party (PAP) has told its MPs and branch secretaries to regularly remind its younger members to be aware of their behaviour on social media. -- PHOTO: AFP By Rachel Chang In the wake of a racist Facebook posting by a party member, the People's Action Party (PAP) has told its MPs and branch secretaries to regularly remind its younger members to be aware of their behaviour on social media. The e-mail instruction to the leaders of its 87 ground branches, sent on Thursday, stressed that members must bear in mind the party's rules of engagement online - which include a ban on malicious racist remarks. But Members of Parliament and party activists do not think the incident should trigger the introduction of background checks on prospective members. They cited the logistical difficulties of doing so, a...

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