The PAP’s slate of new candidates for the upcoming GE is being presented as a renewal for the party and indeed for the Singapore Government. But on closer inspection, is it really a renewal? The line-up consists of the usual faces from the usual sources – the military, the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC), and the civil service, besides the obligatory sprinkling of lawyers and doctors. In other words, most of them would come from the elite class of society.
It is really the same brand of wine packaged with a different label.
The opposition, on the other hand, seems to have a more eclectic and diverse make-up, with some of its new faces matching and even surpassing the PAP ones in terms of academic qualifications.
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