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More young faces heading PAP offices

At least 5 members in their 30s and 40s take up key post usually held by older activists

Published on Jan 19, 2014 7:53 AM

As the electoral cycle crosses its mid-point, the People's Action Party (PAP) has been injecting young blood into its ground operations.

At least five activists in their 30s and 40s have been appointed branch secretaries in recent months - a post usually held by older PAP members with decades of experience and is a pipeline for new politicians.

Of the five, some - like top property lawyer Jerry Koh, 47, and Mr Henry Kwek, 37, the executive director of food supply company Foodtraco Supplies, - have been propelled to the role within a few years of joining the party.

Mr Koh is branch secretary for Serangoon, in Workers' Party-held Aljunied GRC. Mr Kwek is branch secretary in Chong Pang, the ward helmed by Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam.

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