02 Apr '11, 12pm

MP Ho Geok Choo makes way for younger candidate: WEST Coast GRC MP Ho Geok Choo, 54, will make way for 'a deserv...

WEST Coast GRC MP Ho Geok Choo, 54, will make way for 'a deserving younger candidate' as part of the People's Action Party's leadership renewal plan, Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang said on Saturday. Confirming that Madam Ho will be stepping down after 10 years in politics, Mr Lim, who has anchored the GRC since 1997, commended Madam Ho for serving two terms with distinction. 'Under her stewardship, much has been accomplished in her division,' he said in a statement on Saturday. 'You can see the visible changes in its physical transformation; more importantly, there are many new programmes to improve the lives of Boon Lay residents.' On Madam Ho's decision to quit politics, Mr Lim said she told him that 'ten years is long enough for her, and she is happy to make way for a younger person.' Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Hwee Hua, who heads the Women's...

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