Friday, 21 Nov 2014
66 years old
Vice chairman, Yio Chu Kang branch
Listening to George Tan, 66, one cannot help but be struck that he has taken the words of the national anthem, Majulah Singapura (Onward Singapore), literally to heart.
The retiree, who has been a PAP activist for more than four decades, recalls how he was motivated by what his late taxi driver father told him when he was just a young lad': "If you want to see this country go forward, you cannot go wrong with the PAP." Mr Tan retired from the aviation industry three years ago.
Soon after he landed his first job, he joined as a party volunteer in the single constituency Kampong Kapor ward under then MP Yeo Toon Chia in 1971.
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