22 Apr '11, 3pm

They'll be 'thrown into the deep end'

PEOPLE'S Action Party candidates who are potential office holders will be 'thrown into the deep end' immediately after their election so that they can get up to speed quickly. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told The Straits Times that the latest batch of potential office holders would not have the same luxury of time that he himself had. 'We will throw them into the deep end. That's the first step. Then we'll see how they work out. There is no other way,' he said in an interview with The Straits Times on Thursday. Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Straits Times.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/GeneralElection/News/Story/ST...

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