FOR SINGAPORE’S NEXT PM, THE JOURNEY STARTS WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN IN WHITE
People’s Action Party supporters, 2017. Wikimedia Commons
By Faris Mokhtar
TODAY Online-Oct 6
It is an all-white affair that takes place once every two years: Over a thousand men and women congregate for the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) conference, where they will elect the party’s top decision-making body, take stock of its performance thus far and chart the party’s path forward.
However, unlike previous conferences, the one to be held later this year is set to hold added significance: For the first time, the identity of the man who will eventually become the next chief of the PAP — and in all likelihood, the Republic’s next Prime Minister — is expected to become clearer to Singaporeans through the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) election.
First published in: Today Online