The Straits Times
Published on Oct 16, 2012

BT journalist becomes chairman of PAP Policy Forum


The largest council of the People's Action Party (PAP) Policy Forum has been elected, and its chairman is Business Times (BT) journalist Malminderjit Singh.

Mr Singh, 33, is a member of the party's Kebun Baru branch. His council, voted in two Saturdays ago, comprises 25 members of different ages and professions, ranging from enterprise to law to financial services.

The number of members is more than double that of the last council of 11, reflecting greater interest from party members to be a part of the forum, said the PAP on its website and Facebook page yesterday.

The new council will lead the programming and engagement efforts of the eight-year-old forum, which was set up in 2004 to help rank-and-file members better understand the policy-making process and engage party leaders on national issues.