23 Jul '11, 2am

PAP starting search for new candidates for next GE

PAP starting search for new candidates for next GE

Hougang grassroots adviser Eric Low (centre) received a word of thanks from PM Lee Hsien Loong. To Mr Low's left are Mr Sim Boon Ann and Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed. THE ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is beginning its search for new candidates to be fielded at the next general election (GE) due by 2016. Speaking at a thank-you dinner last night for MPs who retired after the May general election, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was looking especially for 'people who fit the standard mould, and people who break the mould but make a special contribution to the team', and also for more party activists with 'proven dedication and skills in working the ground and reaching out to residents'. 'I urge Singaporeans who have the passion to serve Singapore, and believe they have a contribution to make, to come forward and join us,' he said. The PAP traditionally begins its sea...

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