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PAP casting net wide for candidates

Published on Sep 5, 2014 9:22 AM
Several MPs, such as Joo Chiat MP and Deputy Speaker Charles Chong, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC MP Zainudin Nordin and Holland-Bukit Timah GRC MP Liang Eng Hwa, had risen via the polytechnic route, said PM Lee Hsien Loong during a live television forum. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

The People's Action Party (PAP) is casting its net wide for potential MPs to field in the next general election, and that includes looking at those who are polytechnic and ITE graduates.

But what matters more is that they are good people, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said last night during a live television forum.

Amid the Government's recent move to get people to look beyond a university degree as the sole route to a good career and success, Mr Lee was asked whether there might be even more non-degree PAP candidates in the future.

"We are casting our net very wide, and we invite a lot of people to tea," he said. "We will try very hard to look for them. And whenever we find a good man or a good woman, we will field him," he added.

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