Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ms Tin Pei Ling - Articles on the youngest PAP candidate since 1963

The PAP has just unveiled their youngest woman candidate, Ms Tin Pei Ling. Ms Tin, only 27 years old, is a senior associate at Ernst & Young Advisory, has been serving in the grassroots for seven years and is expected to contest in the MacPherson ward in the Marine Parade group representation constituency (GRC) in the coming General Election.

Very soon the news of her being fielded, online netizens were quick to "dig" out personal details or "rumours" about her. Questions were raised on her competency and experience given her relatively young age. There were even scandals on her ditching her ex-boyfriend so she can be with the her current husband - a 40 year-old Mr Ng How Yue who is the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Photographs of her personal private life were even posted on public blogs and forums, inviting criticism over her extravagant lifestyle.

I personally feel some of the comments unfair to her. The person to marry is a decision she personally made and we should not question that. Comments targeting any candidate should be just purely focusing on competency and not interfering into somebody else's private life. Just plain politics.

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