28 Mar '11, 8am

GE: PAP unveils third batch of new GE candidates

SINGAPORE: The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) on Monday made known its third batch of new candidates for the coming General Election (GE). Among the new faces are 27-year-old Tin Pei Ling, the youngest PAP candidate introduced so far, and 46-year-old Zainal Sapari, PAP's first new Malay candidate unveiled for the coming GE. The third candidate introduced on Monday is 48-year-old Gan Thiam Poh, currently the senior vice-president of the Institutional Banking Group of DBS. PAP chairman Lim Boon Heng said the party has cast its net wide in the search for candidates. In doing so, the party has not been constrained by ideology, he said. Mr Lim said this broad-based approach is the PAP's advantage, as it ensures there will be robust policy debates within party ranks. "Because we pick people from outside, who don't normally associate with us, at least for long periods of time...

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