09 Apr '11, 7am

GE: Are younger candidates ready?

SINGAPORE: People's Action Party's (PAP) Chairman Lim Boon Heng said the party is close to deciding whether the younger candidates it has been testing out will fit the bill in all the Group Representation Constituencies (GRC) and in particular, Jurong GRC which he currently helms. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the PAP Community Foundation in Jurong GRC, Mr Lim said he does not rule out surprises on Nomination Day, if necessary. However, he said PAP is confident with the teams it is putting in place in the GRCs and the Single-Member Constituencies (SMCs). For the coming general election, there will be 12 SMCs and 15 GRCs. Mr Lim, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, remained tight-lipped when asked if he would be moved to another GRC instead of contesting in Jurong GRC, or if he would be the trump card for the...

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