04 Dec '11, 9am

Social media enables PAP to better connect with residents

Social media enables PAP to better connect with residents

SINGAPORE: Giving Singaporeans a bigger say in both national and municipal issues is a key way for communicating and connecting with the electorate, say MPs from the ruling People's Action Party (PAP). The need for the PAP to respond to Singaporeans' desire for greater engagement was highlighted as one of the Party's shortcomings, following a review of its performance in the last general election. Mr Edwin Tong, MP for Moulmein-Kallang GRC, said that since the general election in May, grassroots leaders at the Jalan Besar division of Moulmein-Kallang GRC have been busy looking at different ways to share the constituency's programmes with residents. Mr Aldrick Tay, grassroots leader for Moulmein-Kallang GRC, said: "Five years down the road, it is going to be tough. "As in Jalan Besar, the younger generation is playing a very important role as in the latest GE. And, five yea...

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