24 Mar '11, 12am

Meet our new candidate, Steve Tan, who supports meritocracy because he ONLY has $300 in his bank as an UNDERGRAD.

SINGAPORE - When he left Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 1997, new PAP candidate Steve Tan Peng Hoe had only S$300 left in his personal bank account. But he never lost faith in Singapore's meritocracy philosophy - and credits it for where he is today. "I did not come from a privileged background and I'm very, very happy to be given a chance to reach out to my fellow Singaporeans to serve them," said Mr Tan, 38. Mr Tan, who is married, is the third unionist to be introduced by the People's Action Party (PAP) as a candidate for the coming General Election. The youngest in the family of three children, Mr Tan grew up in Potong Pasir. He recalled he saw "very little" of his parents - a PUB technician and a nurse - as they would often put in double shifts to feed the three growing children. After graduating from NTU, Mr Tan worked as a consumer commodities marketer be...

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