14 Apr '11, 8am

Coming GE is critical for renewal: Ng Eng Hen. PAP unveils last batch of new candidates #SGelections

Coming GE is critical for renewal: Ng Eng Hen. PAP unveils last batch of new candidates #SGelections

THE People's Action Party (PAP), in its search for new candidates for the upcoming general election, had looked specifically for people who could be Cabinet ministers and office-holders, said Education Minister Ng Eng Hen on Thursday. This is because in 10 years' time, half of the current Members of Parliament would be older than 62 years. 'Our central preoccupation in terms of planning for this general election, is we have put extra efforts to find and field potential candidates for 2020 and beyond,' said Dr Ng, who is also the party's organising secretary (special duties). 'This GE is critical for renewal, to keep up with change, and to prepare for an uncertain future,' he added. Dr Ng was speaking at the introduction of the PAP's eighth and last batch of new faces for the coming polls. This brings the party's total number of new candidates to 24. The latest three candid...

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