Young PAP

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Young PAP (YP)
Young PAP
Abbreviation YP
Formation 1986
Janil Puthucheary
Affiliations People's Action Party[1]

The Young PAP (YP) is the youth-wing of Singapore's governing People's Action Party (PAP), and serves as a youth organisation for young adults and students in Singapore who support the ruling party and have an interest in politics.

The Chairman of the group is Janil Puthucheary.[2] Past leaders include the incumbent Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and former Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo.


The YP's predecessor, the PAP Youth Committee was established in 1986, under the chairmanship of Lee Hsien Loong, then a Singapore Armed Forces brigadier general. All PAP members under the age of 35 were grouped under the Youth Committee. In 1993, the Youth Committee was renamed the Young PAP. The then-chairman of the Committee, George Yeo, in an effort to attract members, said that people joining the YP could take positions different from central party leadership. The age limit was raised from 35 to 40.[3]


The Young PAP comes with the following appointments,[4] with the current chairman as Janil Puthucheary:

Appointment Incumbent
Chairman Janil Puthucheary
Vice-Chairman Zaqy Mohamad
Organising Secretary Rahul Shah
Treasurer Chay Yiowmin


  1. ^ "PAP defends Young PAP over 'robotic' video". Yahoo News Network. May 12, 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "People's Action Party Central Executive Committee". People's Action Party. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Rodan, Gary (1996). Political oppositions in industrialising Asia. Psychology Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-415-14865-8. 
  4. ^ "Young PAP to have more stringent checks on members". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

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