Thursday, 22 Dec 2016
PAP must be a strong national party to take Singapore forward, he tells activists at its 34th conference
The world is going through an uncertain period and the People’s Action Party (PAP) needs to raise its game as it prepares for the next general election.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is the PAP’s Secretary-General, made this spirited rallying call at the ruling party’s biennial conference on Dec 4. Speaking to more than 2,500 activists at the Singapore Expo, he outlined two major priorities for the PAP government in the years leading up to the next polls, which must be held by 2021.
First, Singaporeans need to be equipped with the skills to look after themselves. That is why there is heavy investment in education, and a big push to upgrade workers through the SkillsFuture national movement.
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...
行动党秘书长李显龙， 于1 2 月 4 日两年一度的党干部大会上勉励党员们， 在充满变数的环球时局下， 努力不懈， 积极地为下届大选做好准备。
他指出， 在最迟于2 0 2 1 年举行的下届大选前， 行动党领导的政府将专注两项工作要点。
首先， 新加坡人必须具备自食其力的就业能力。为此， 政府已大力投资教育事业， 通过技能创前程（SkillsFuture）计划， 不断地全面提升我国员工们的技能。
同时， 政府将继续加强社会安全网， 通过建国一代配套、终身健保计划、公积金终身入息计划、乐龄铺贴计划、社保援助计划等政策来应对老龄化人口所带来的挑战。
李总理说， 政府正在兴建更多的医院、诊疗所和社会服务中心， 并会在此基础上继续不懈地努力。
其次， 是人民行动党需保持强大， 并持续作为能团结和代表社会各阶层的全国政党。李显龙秘书长强调， 行动党在执政期间必须实施拉近国人的政策，维系社会团结。
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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.
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Honouring our activists
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.
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Dedicated Service Star*
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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."
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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
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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...