Lim Swee Say gives resounding endorsement to Cheryl Chan
Minister for Manpower, Mr Lim Swee Say has given a resounding endorsement to the People’s Action Party’s new candidate for Fengshan, Ms Cheryl Chan.
"In the past 10 years we have seen Cheryl's sincerity and desire to serve the people, so we have a lot of confidence in her. If not I would not have sent here there.
"It is not important whether Cheryl is a new face, but whether she has the sincerity. In a SMC, all politics are local. Fengshan residents will decide and we believe that given her years on the ground, they will know we are there to stay," he said.
Mr Lim was speaking at the introduction of candidates for East Coast GRC and Fengshan, which has been carved out as a single ward for the coming general elections.
Ms Chan, 38, Head of secondary industries at gas and engineering firm, The Linde Group, takes the place of former Transport Minister, Mr Raymond Lim, who is retiring from politics.
During the introduction, Mr Lim spoke about the local issues in East Coast GRC and issues facing Singapore.
He said though it was important to ensure that MPs serve the community at the local level, it is even more important to put together a team, which can lead and serve Singapore, at the national level, for the next 10, 15, 20 or 50 years.
He also listed the areas of concern at the national level - population, workforce and ageing.
The East Coast GRC will now be a four-member team comprising Mr Lim Swee Say, 61, Mr Lee Yi Shyan, 53, Mr Maliki Osman, 50 and Ms Jessica Tan, 49.