12 Feb '12, 4am

'No retreat' for PAP from Aljunied GRC

'No retreat' for PAP from Aljunied GRC

Mr Victor Lye, a 49-year-old general manager of a health-care insurance company, says he is concentrating on increasing outreach to constituents in Aljunied GRC. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Teo Wan Gek Mr Victor Lye talks a mile a minute and gesticulates animatedly to drive home his points. At first blush, the stocky 49-year-old general manager of a health-care insurance company seems an unlikely replacement for former foreign minister George Yeo, noted for his cerebral bent, measured tones and runner's frame. Yet, Mr Lye is stepping into Mr Yeo's shoes to lead the People's Action Party (PAP) activists in the Bedok Reservoir- Punggol ward in Aljunied GRC - and to try winning it back from the Workers' Party (WP). Says Mr Lye wryly of his predecessor: 'He's a very unique leader. But I'm very realistic. I'm not seeking to fill his shoes as foreign minister, but branch chairman...

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