SINGAPORE - Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled the ruling People's Action Party's first slate of new candidates on Wednesday (June 24) for the upcoming election.
Mr Heng, who is the party's first assistant secretary-general, said Covid-19 has placed incredible stresses on societies, and Singapore needed to build its adaptive capacities in order to emerge stronger.
The PAP is bringing in "more new faces from different segments of society, so that they can represent different segments of society and can bring different interests for discussion", he said, calling the coming slate of candidates "very interesting and diverse".
Among the first slate of candidates are:
Mr Edward Chia Bing Hui, 36, the co-founder and managing director of lifestyle company Timbre Group.
Former brigadier-general Desmond Tan Kok Ming, 50, who left his post as People's Association chief executive earlier this month.
Mr Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan, 42, general manager (specialised vessels) of Keppel Offshore & Marine.
Ms Nadia Ahmad Samdin, 30, associate director at TSMP Law Corporation.
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