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Will there be a transformation? | P N Balji - Yahoo! News #sgelections #sgelection

Will there be a transformation? | P N Balji - Yahoo! News #sgelections #sgelection

The three potential sources for change in the PAP: The party itself, the people and the opposition. (Yahoo! photo/Henry … COMMENT By PN Balji Those who know Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo will tell you that he chooses his words with care, wisdom and precision. So when he called for a "transformed" People's Action Party (PAP) during one of his election rally speeches, you knew that his choice of word was deliberate; he was not calling for a simple change but something much more. The 2011 General Election showed that the ruling party apparatus had grown such that it was finding it difficult to understand the ground well enough, and failing to push a clear and cohesive message. Even its reputation for picking candidates with unimpeachable track records was thrown open to question. For those who might argue that this is all conjecture, here is the evidence: The PAP's ...

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