27 Nov '11, 9pm

Change, from the bottom up: PM: Means must change pants first then change shirt, issit?

SINGAPORE - First elected to Parliament in 2006, Ms Denise Phua has, on some occasions, spoken out against Government policies, including criticising the "many helping hands" approach in social services. Ms Phua, 52, yesterday became the unlikely poster woman for the "new PAP" - she was singled out by party secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong at the ruling party's annual convention as personifying what a transformed People's Action Party needs to become. Referring to the Moulmein-Kallang GRC MP, who has been a vocal champion for the special needs group, Mr Lee said: "She has passionate views, she pushes for them and we give weight to her views and I think we have shifted some of our policies, not all of them, in response to her advocacy because we believe what she says makes sense. "That attitude that she will push, that she will make change happen and that working inside th...

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