Online backlash forces Singapore’s PAP to drop Ivan Lim as election candidate

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) suffered a surprise setback on Saturday as one of its new candidates for the July 10 general election, Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan, dropped out of the race after a wave of criticism over his behaviour at work and during military service.The decision was a dramatic about-turn by the 42-year-old, who in the afternoon had issued a statement rebutting some of the criticism in a two-page statement.But late in the evening, in a letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien…

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