02 Apr '11, 6am

2ASG @teocheehean : PAP New candidates well received on the ground. #sgelections #sgelection #sge2011 #ge2011

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said the new candidates introduced so far by the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) have been well-received on the ground. Mr Teo, who is also the party's Second Assistant Secretary-General, said the PAP tries to renew between a quarter and a third of its candidates during each General Election (GE). The PAP has introduced 12 new candidates so far. Mr Teo said some of them have been working on the ground for quite a while. "They are working hard to get to know the residents, getting to know their needs and concerns and also understanding how to help the residents improve their lives," Mr Teo said. "That's at one level. The other level is to get themselves to be known a little more nationally and to help, subsequently, in national policy-making in Parliament. "That's the job of parliamentarians. But I would say that as time evo...

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