05 Apr '11, 12pm

Some new candidates to be fielded by the PAP did not excel academically but have important qualities: PM Lee. #sgelection

Some new candidates to be fielded by the PAP did not excel academically but have important qualities: PM Lee. #sgelection

QUITE a number of the new candidates who will be fielded by the People's Action Party (PAP) for the coming general elections did not excel academically but they have other important qualities, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday night. Declaring that the party is 'proud' of the over 20 new candidates it has picked from the more than 200 people it had met for tea , Mr Lee said: 'We decided not to field many who had outstanding qualifications. 'But we are fielding quite a number of who did not excel academically, but who possess other important qualities.' If elected, they will be given responsibilities to test their mettle and ability to solve problems for the people, said PM Lee, speaking on Leadership Renewal: The 4th Generation and Beyond, to an audience of 1,200, mostly undergraduates, at the Kent Ridge ministerial forum at the University Cultural Centre. Wit...

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