Friday, 23 Dec 2016
A total of 373 party members who have made outstanding contributions to the party and nation were recognised at the 34th PAP Party Conference and Awards Ceremony held on Dec 4, 2016. Petir talks to some of them on their motivations.
Ang Kim Ling
Nee Soon South Branch, Nee Soon GRC
Dedicated Service Star*
Mr Ang Kim Ling, 77, (on the left in photo above) is among the five Dedicated Service Star* recipients who were recognised for their enthusiasm, diligence and perseverance in serving their branches for 50 years or more. He has been a familiar face in his Yishun constituency until he fell ill in early 2016. For more than a half century, Mr Ang had helped in community activities, no matter how humble or small, so long as they benefitted the people.
Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Darryl David uses the analogy of juggling balls to describe how he copes with the many hats he wears.
He sees the most important things such as his family, his role as an MP and his work as glass balls.
"You can't drop glass balls because they will break but it is okay to drop rubber balls because they will bounce up again," he explained.
Rubber balls include his free time and exercise.
The Deputy Director of the...
PAP Policy Forum
Multi-agency approach benefits vulnerable groups
At the PAP Policy Forum on Social Security and Silver Support, Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said grassroots leaders and neighbours could be a big help
Activists and fellow-residents can ― and should ― complement the work of social workers among the vulnerable groups of our society. That was a recurrent theme in Minister Tan Chuan-Jin's dialogue with about 120...
The 7th Council, which starts its two-year term on Jan 1, 2017, comprises 25 members. Petir speaks with four of them on their plans
Ang Mo Kio-Hougang Branch
Works in education sector
"I will not die an unlived life" is the principle that Yvonne...
With his strong spirit of determination, Hougang Branch Chairman Lee Hong Chuang goes the distance
When a secondary school friend suggested that they signed up for gymnastics, a teenaged Lee Hong Chuang was not sure what his friend meant. Mr Lee recalled: "I did not even know the sport he was referring to until he reminded me that we once saw the school gymnasts in action when we were in primary school."
Mr Lee was then in The Chinese High...
Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung shares his thoughts with Wong Sher Maine about engaging the ground
Ong Ye Kung
Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) & Second Minister for Defence; MP for Sembawang GRC
Family: Homemaker wife and two daughters aged 14 and 16...
Education, transport and politics may be relatively new to Ng Chee Meng, but the Minister for Education (Schools) tells Wong Sher Maine that he has been taking it in his stride
Ng Chee Meng
Minister for Education (Schools) & Second Minister for Transport; MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Family: Wife Michelle...
PAP Community Foundation combines its 30th anniversary celebration with its Family Day, ensuring a good time for everyone
In celebration of its 30th anniversary this year, the PAP Community Foundation (PCF) hosted about 10,000 PCF children and their families at its annual PCF Family Day 2016 on Sept 11. Held at the Singapore Zoo, the children were thrilled at meeting the animals.
Much of the action was centred at the zoo's amphitheatre....
PAP.SG shares healthy recipes to good health
Did you know that our politicians can whip up a mean dish or two at home? And healthy ones at that?
Four members ― ranging from one of the most senior party leaders to one of the newest Members of Parliament ― chipped in with recipes of their favourite dishes for a collection of recipes launched by the People's Action Party Seniors Group (PAP.SG) on Oct 15.
Four other PAP activists also...
PAP mesti menjadi parti kebangsaan yang kuat dalam usaha membawa Singapura ke depan, beliau memberitahu aktivis dipersidangan ke-34
Dunia kini dalam keadaan tidak menentu dan Parti Tindakan Rakyat (PAP) perlu meningkatkan keupayaannya dalam menghadapi pilihan raya umum akan datang.
Perdana Menteri Lee Hsien Loong, yang merupakan Setiausaha Agung PAP, menyatakannya dengan penuh semangat semasa persidangan dwitahunan parti pada 4 Dis lalu....