11 Apr '11, 8am

PAP Chairman asks opposition to explain how they assess their election candidates #gesg #sgelections

PAP Chairman asks opposition to explain how they assess their election candidates #gesg #sgelections

The most prominent among them is 50-year-old Heng Swee Keat, seen as a potential office holder. The former managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)had served in the public sector for 27 years. In the MAS, he led a team of over 1,000 officers to develop Singapore as a sound and progressive global financial centre and to keep the Singapore dollar stable so as to promote economic growth. And during the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, Mr Heng worked with the central banks globally and steered the MAS' efforts to keep Singapore's financial system stable and emerge stronger from the crisis. Mr Heng has been familiarising himself in the Tampines GRC area ever since he resigned from the MAS. Speaking at the news conference, Mr Heng said: "In many places, the politics has become so divisive that the right policies do not get implemented and adopted. ...

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