05 Apr '11, 12am

Good one!! Wrong to let young candidate sneak in

WHILE I fully support the self-renewal concept of the People's Action Party (PAP), I was taken aback by some of the candidates it is fielding for the upcoming general election. Although those like ex-army chief Chan Chun Sing and former Monetary Authority of Singapore managing director Heng Swee Keat have proven themselves in their respective professions and are clearly excellent candidates who can hold their own, the same cannot be said for some of the others. The PAP leadership may think that the criticism levelled against its youngest new candidate, Ms Tin Pei Ling, 27, is unfair. Indeed, some of the remarks were uncalled for. But we need to dig deeper to understand why many Singaporeans are criticising her candidacy. Ms Tin could not rebut criticism on her own and had to be defended repeatedly by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and several other heavyweight ministers and...

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