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星期四, 六月 22, 2006

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand : Voters get bored with old faces and want fresh ideas, so it is critical that the People's Action Party (PAP) bring in new talents in order to continue to move forward.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says its ability to do that has been one reason why the PAP has been able to keep the people's support, adding the party can never have enough people to be in succession for political office.

Mr Lee was speaking to reporters as he wrapped up his official visits to Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Lee said he sought the views of the New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark on leadership renewal.

And she related that she too faced difficulties.

"If you don't have new faces and it's the same face, the same team, after one or two elections, people will get tired of you. They'll want a change to a new team. So if we want to continue to move forward, then our team has to change, even though the logo is the same. That is critical," said PM Lee.

Mr Lee says the government is working with the post-65ers on the team to reach out to the new generation of voters.

He understands that the government will lose touch with the party if it stays unchanged. So Mr Lee says scouting for new talents is extremely important.

And Mr Lee learned more about Australia and New Zealand's political systems during his visits there.

He cited how the governing party sets itself apart from the opposition by disagreeing in almost everything.

With that example, Mr Lee explains why it is only natural the PAP differentiates itself from the opposition parties, such as giving HDB priority to PAP wards.

"It's necessary because without that, the system cannot work. This is because if everything is the same, then the opposition will say that it doesn't matter, they (PAP) will have to take care of you anyway. So vote for us and you're going to have a PAP government," said PM Lee.

"If you look at how other country's electoral systems work, parliamentary democracies and different circumstances, I think you'll have a better appreciation of where we're different and what our advantages are and how we can keep it," he added.

Before heading back to Singapore on Wednesday, Mr Lee also met members of the business community and Singaporeans operating companies in New Zealand.

- CNA /ls


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