22 Jul '11, 2pm

[CNA] PAP must start to prepare for next GE's leadership renewal: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said the People's Action Party (PAP) must start to prepare its line-up of candidates for the next General Election as part of its ongoing leadership renewal effort. He said the party must start to identify potential new candidates now, and the sooner they are found, the earlier they can start to work the ground. He said this would give them more time to get to know residents, to learn what being an MP involves, and to discover their strengths and weaknesses. Mr Lee, who is also the secretary-general of PAP, made the statements at a thank-you dinner for 23 former MPs and advisers who stepped down before and after the recent General Election. Among them are former MPs of Aljunied GRC - Mr George Yeo, Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Madam Cynthia Phua, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed - as well as long-time Cabinet ministers Professor S Jayakumar and M...

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