The candidates fielded by the People’s Action Party (PAP) share a strong sense of service and are people of integrity, said 1st Assistant Secretary-General (1ASG) Heng Swee Keat on the second day (25 June) of the PAP candidate introduction session.
In his opening remarks, Mr Heng pointed out how the candidates have been volunteering and contributing in their own capacities within different communities, and their experiences formed the basis for them to join the Party so that they can improve the lives of our people.
This is also the essence of the Singapore Together spirit, Mr Heng added.
From the introductions, Mr Heng noted the candidates were brought up in fairly modest backgrounds and Singapore’s conditions have enabled them to achieve their goals and be at their best. Mr Heng stressed that such conditions – affordable education, equal opportunities for all – must endure for Singapore and Singaporeans to progress further.
Touching on the criteria for selection of candidates, Mr Heng said the PAP’s candidates go through a rigorous selection process and have been assessed on their track record and experiences. The process is to ensure a diverse team that can reach out to all Singaporeans from different walks of life.
Mr Heng called on Singaporeans to give their trust and confidence to our PAP candidates: “I hope fellow Singaporeans will support them strongly, so that we can have a strong team that shares the same ideals and from there, we can go out together in the years ahead to strengthen Singapore’s foundation even further and to take Singapore further ahead.”