15 Apr '11, 10am

GE: PAP's new candidates have common desire to serve, says Lim Boon Heng

GE: PAP's new candidates have common desire to serve, says Lim Boon Heng

SINGAPORE : The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is expected to unveil its election manifesto when the Young PAP celebrates its 25th anniversary on Sunday. Sources said it will focus on issues that have been the concern of Singaporeans lately, such as the cost of living and inflow of foreigners. The PAP is also fielding 24 new candidates for the coming General Election, most of them in their thirties and forties. The average age is nearly 40, with the youngest candidate at 27 years. The PAP introduced its slate of new candidates over eight sessions from March 21. Seven of them come from the labour movement - Ang Hin Kee, Desmond Choo, Ong Ye Kung - who was originally from the public sector - Zainal Sapari, Steve Tan, Patrick Tay and Alex Yam. Chairman of the PAP, Lim Boon Heng, said: "If we do have an overweight in terms of people who come from the trade union movement, ...

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