09 Apr '11, 10am

Hwee Hua: Rise above gender: I don't recall Sylvia Lim being criticized for being a woman. #sgelections

THE chief of the People's Action Party's women's wing on Saturday urged Singaporeans to rise above the gender issue when assessing the party's new slate of candidates. Mrs Lim Hwee Hua was responding to a question on criticisms of the ruling party's new faces, much of which has been been directed at two women - Ms Tin Pei Ling, 27, and Ms Foo Mee Har, 45. She said on the sidelines of an event at nex Mall: 'I certainly hope that people will rise above the gender perspective." Mrs Lim, who is Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Finance and Transport, said the candidates should be assessed on whether they have the conviction to serve, and their competencies and abilities. She expressed a hope that people would not target candidates because they are women, adding that 'that would be very sad if it were true.' Read the full report in this week's edit...

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