04 Apr '11, 8am

Latest 3 PAP candidates from humble backgrounds.

Latest 3 PAP candidates from humble backgrounds.

THE latest three new candidates unveiled by the People's Action Party on Monday are diverse, come from humble backgrounds and have benefited from the meritocratic system created by the party, said Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng. That is why they have decided to step forward to serve the nation, and to make a difference in the lives of others. To serve in the party, candidates have to be 'committed, capable, able to communicate, and connect on the ground,' said Mr Wong. They must also be passionate, with a conviction to serve. Mr Wong, who is also the party's first assistant secretary-general, made these comments when introducing the PAP's fifth and latest batch of candidates for the general election. The three candidates are Brigadier-General (NS) Tan Chuan-Jin, 42, trade unionist Patrick Tay Teck Guan, 40, and Ms Low Yen Ling, 37, a former director of the Economic De...

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