31 Mar '11, 1am

Terry beri sad now PAP is not looking for 'yes-men', says Ng Eng Hen

SINGAPORE - Twelve new People's Action Party (PAP) candidates so far, and all said they do not disagree with the fundamentals of Government policy. Education Minister Ng Eng Hen, who is also the PAP's organising secretary (special duties), is not surprised, as it is "very hard to disagree with the fundamentals", such as meritocracy and a multi-religious society. But "agreeing" is not what the PAP looks at when identifying new blood: An activist spirit, a heart for Singapore, the guts to stay the course and trustworthiness are the four qualities it looks for, Dr Ng said yesterday at a press conference to introduce the latest batch of new candidates. And the ruling party will field individuals who disagree with policies if they can give a rationale why the system they believe in will work. Will that include a candidate who believes in welfarism, for instance? To this theoret...

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