Party renewal for strong leadership
Party Secretary-General Lee Hsien Loong emphasised that the PAP must not only have a capable PAP team for today, but also a deep bench, as it builds a team for the future.
As part of the on-going renewal process, "the younger leaders will progressively take over from me and my older colleagues," Mr Lee told the party conference on Dec 4.
During the conference, party cadres elected 12 members to the Central Executive Committee, (CEC), the party's highest decision-making body. Another two were co-opted into the CEC which starts a two-year term from 2017.
New Central Executive Committee
Chan Chun Sing, Grace Fu, Gan Kim Yong, Halimah Yacob, Heng Swee Keat, Khaw Boon Wan, Lee Hsien Loong, Lim Swee Say, K Shanmugam, Teo Chee Hean, Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Yaacob Ibrahim.
Co-opted: Vivian Balakrishnan, Tan Chuan-Jin
- Two-year term begins in 2017
- Names in alphabetical order
This article was first published in the December 2016 issue of Petir Magazine.