PAP introduces 2 new faces in Pasir Ris-Punggol team: Ex-defence chief Ng Chee Meng, Sun Xueling

Former defence chief Ng Chee Meng (left) and Temasek Holdings investment director Sun Xueling are the two new faces in the six-member Pasir Ris-Punggol team.
Former defence chief Ng Chee Meng (left) and Temasek Holdings investment director Sun Xueling are the two new faces in the six-member Pasir Ris-Punggol team.PHOTO: PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY
The PAP's candidates in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC. From left to right, Janil Puthucheary, Teo Ser Luck, DPM Teo Chee Hean, new faces Sun Xueling and Ng Chee Meng, Zainal Sapari
The PAP's candidates in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC. From left to right, Janil Puthucheary, Teo Ser Luck, DPM Teo Chee Hean, new faces Sun Xueling and Ng Chee Meng, Zainal SapariPHOTO: PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY

SINGAPORE - The People's Action Party (PAP) has introduced two new faces in the six-member Pasir Ris-Punggol team for the coming election.

They are former defence chief Ng Chee Meng, 47, and Temasek Holdings investment director Sun Xueling, 36, also known as Soon Sher Rene.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean announced the line-up at the PAP Punggol North Branch at Edgedale Plains on Saturday morning.

The others on the slate are  Mr Teo, Minister of State and Mayor Teo Ser Luck, Mr Zainal Sapari, and Dr Janil Puthucheary.

Ms Penny Low, 48, announced that she was stepping down after three terms as MP in the GRC.

 
 

Current Pasir Ris-Punggol MP Gan Thiam Poh, 51, has joined the Ang Mo Kio team after his Punggol South ward was absorbed into the GRC in the recent boundary changes.

Mr Ng retired from the Singapore Armed Forces on Aug 18, and is seen as a potential office-holder.

The three-star general is the highest-ranking Singapore Armed Forces officer to join the PAP to date.

Ms Sun started helping out at grassroots events in Buona Vista in 2001 before she joined Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.

In the 2011 election, the PAP team fielded in Pasir Ris-Punggol polled 64.8 per cent against a Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) team.

The SDA has said it will be contesting there again in the coming election.