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I wondered how leaders would react: Chuan-Jin: That was why Brigadier-General (NS) Tan Chuan-Jin was the first a...

SINGAPORE - To this Member of Parliament, political leadership boils down to one simple mantra: Do what is right. That was why Brigadier-General (NS) Tan Chuan-Jin was the first among the People's Action Party (PAP) cadres to explicitly state, at his May 4 lunchtime rally at UOB Plaza, that the ruling party has to change in order to retain the "moral authority" to lead. It was at this same rally that the Prime Minister surprised many with his apologies about the Government's shortcomings. "When I crafted my speech, I did wonder how the party leadership would take to it," the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC) MP told Today during an interview after his first Meet-The-People Session on Tuesday. After some pondering, he went ahead with it. "It was something I've expressed all along; even during my interviews to enter politics in mid-2008, I had given my fe...

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