06 Sep '11, 9am

Wikileaks : PAP Recruits From Lower Tiers...: Diary Of A Singaporean Mind In recent years, the PAP has lost its...

Charles Chong on poor quality of PAP candidates and inablity to recruit[ Link ] ¶ 7. (C) PAP MP Chong admitted that the party had not succeeded in recruiting a number of "high-flying" business leaders to run. In fact, the party had to reach down to some of its second and third tier candidates to fill out its ticket. Those new candidates will all run in the Group Representative Constituencies (GRCs) helmed by higher profile ministers - - for example, four of them will run in Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong's uncontested district. Overall, the opposition will compete in only 7 of the 14 GRCs. This is an admission by a PAP MP of the difficulty of recruiting good people to fill MP positions. The PAP has to pick "second and third tier" candidates and bring them into parliament using the GRC system so they can ride on the coat-tails of a higher profile minister. There is nothing n...

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