PAP cadres elect party leaders
SINGAPORE - Cadres of the People's Action Party (PAP) on Sunday
morning elected the central executive committee that will lead them
for the next two years, as the party gears up for the next General
The 12 nominees with the highest number of votes, picked from a
shortlist of 19, will be part of the PAP's highest decision-making
body for a two-year term.
The list remains largely the same, with the exception of Manpower
Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, who is now part of the top 12.
He received either the 13th- or 14th-highest vote in 2012, and was
later co-opted, according to party practice.
The other CEC members are, in no particular order of the votes they
got: Party secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong, Party chairman Khaw
Boon Wan, vice chairman Yaacob Ibrahim, first and second assistant
secretary-generals Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam,
treasurer Lim Swee Say, assistant treasurer K Shanmugam, and
members Mr Chan Chun Sing, Ms Grace Fu, Mr Gan Kim Yong, and Mr
Heng Swee Keat.
Mdm Halimah Yacob and Mr Ng Eng Hen received the 13th- and
14th-highest votes and were co-opted into the CEC.
No more than six members can be co-opted to form an 18-member CEC.
The Straits Times understands that other nominees include
Community, Culture and Youth minister Lawrence Wong, Transport
minister Lui Tuck Yew, Environment and Water Resources minister
Vivian Balakrishnan, Senior Minister of State for Law and Education
Indranee Rajah and Central Singapore district mayor Denise
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will also address the cadres and
other party members at the party's 60th anniversary rally