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Nominated MP Laurence Lien will not seek extension of term

Published on Mar 6, 2014 8:04 PM
 
National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) chief executive Laurence Lien will not be seeking to extend his term as a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) when it ends in August. -- FILE PHOTO: NPVC

National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) chief executive Laurence Lien will not be seeking to extend his term as a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) when it ends in August.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, Mr Lien said he thought it appropriate to "pass on the baton" to another leader in the social sector to advocate social causes.

"I have had my opportunity to champion social causes, and I think it is time for me to let others have a chance," the grandson of the late banker and philanthropist Lien Ying Chow said in an e-mail.

"Since I am intending to step down from my full-time position at NVPC, I also think it is appropriate for me to pass on the baton to another social sector leader who can more fully represent the sector."

 
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