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foxwagon 21-01-2019 10:51 PM

You know something is wrong when your own turn against you

loveikan 22-01-2019 05:01 PM

Despite knowing the challenges ahead, the ex PAp are coming forth to be a voice for the people.

A party spearheaded by old guards who put the nation before self vs a bunch who put self before nation.

globalcookie 02-02-2019 01:10 PM

Tan Cheng Bock and Lee Hsien Yang meet over breakfast again, this time at Ang Mo Kio market

Staff Writer, Singapore
Yahoo News Singapore2 February 2019, 11:23 AM GMT+8

Former presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock met Lee Hsien Yang, younger brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, for breakfast on Saturday (2 February), the second time in three months the duo have been seen together in public amid increasing speculation of an alliance.

Saturday’s breakfast meeting took place at Ang Mo Kio Market and Food Centre in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, located within Ang Mo Kio GRC, which is represented by PM Lee and five other People’s Action Party’s (PAP) Members of Parliament.

Both declined to be interviewed when approached by journalists at around 9.15am. Lee would only say, “Breakfast was good.”

Besides Dr Tan and Lee, four other men accompanied them, and are believed to be Tan’s trusted aides. The group was believed to have gone on a short walkabout around Teck Ghee, the ward inside the Ang Mo Kio GRC helmed by PM Lee.

Met for breakfast in West Coast on 4 November

Dr Tan and Lee were*last seen publicly together having breakfast at a West Coast hawker centre*on 4 November last year.*The hawker centre is in Dr Tan’s former Ayer Rajah constituency where he was a PAP MP from 1980 to 2006.

Dr Tan later wrote in his Facebook page, “This morning I had breakfast with Lee Hsien Yang. We wanted to catch up with each other as we have not met for quite a while.

“It was a good breakfast, not only the food, but the sharing we had on world affairs and the current state of politics in Singapore.”

Return to politics, applied for new political party

Dr Tan, 78, had announced his intention to return to politics on 18 January, revealing that he had*filed an application to the Registry of Societies on 16 January to register a new political party, which would be known as the Progress Singapore Party.*The party is awaiting approval from the Registry of Societies.

His move comes amid speculation that the next General Election, which is due by early 2021, could be held as early as this year.

Dr Tan had contested the Presidential Election in 2011, narrowly losing to Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam. At the end of last year, he announced his retirement as a doctor after practising for 50 years.

Lee backing Tan’s bid to contest in GE

On 24 January, Lee*put up a Facebook post backing Dr Tan’s bid*to contest in the upcoming General Election, saying that Dr Tan is the “leader Singapore deserves”.

foxwagon 02-02-2019 03:00 PM

Ha ha counter Teck Ghee GRC

loveikan 03-02-2019 05:38 PM

Maybe a ploy. 升东击西

LHY will be one of financial backers.

foxwagon 08-02-2019 10:15 AM

CNY open house, many opp parties members visited his house
now read on news, some quitting their old parties to join new big one - although did'nt say which one.

therat 08-02-2019 11:53 AM

Benjamin Pwee quits DPP for 'bigger' party with 'recognisable and credible senior leader'

SINGAPORE: Singapore politician Benjamin Pwee has left the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which he led for six years, for another political party that "has a much more longstanding, recognisable and credible senior leader", he said.

Speaking to Channel NewsAsia on Thursday (Feb 7), Mr Pwee, 51, added that the party he will join has a leader with "parliamentary experience and a good strong and wide support base".

He did not reveal the name of the party, saying he would leave it to them to make the official announcement about his membership.

The DPP's Central Executive Committee accepted Mr Pwee's resignation as both secretary-general and party member on Jan 26. Mr Mohamad Hamim has assumed the role of secretary-general at DPP.

Mr Pwee said that around five members plan to quit DPP and apply to join the new party as ordinary members.

The business consultant added that he is the first to take the lead on resigning from DPP and that "the others will step down in due course".


Regarding the political party he will join, he said: "Their leadership is warmly welcoming of my team and me joining them, as they believe in teamwork, collaboration, and shared leadership."

READ: The Big Read: Opposition parties banding together — a grand plan or a last throw of the dice?

Mr Pwee's resignation comes as rumours of a General Election are rife and political parties are organising themselves internally to kick off their campaigns, he told Channel NewsAsia.

His resignation also comes weeks after political veteran Dr Tan Cheng Bock filed for an application to form a new political party known as Progress Singapore Party.

Dr Tan, who is a former People's Action Party (PAP) MP, was invited to become the leader for a proposed opposition coalition consisting of the Singapore Democratic Party, the People's Power Party, the DPP, the Reform Party, the National Solidarity Party, the Singaporeans First Party and the People's Voice Party.

Mr Pwee said that the party he will join is a "key leader" in this coalition.

"There is no way small parties like DPP can mount a viable electoral campaign on its own, so this is a good time for my team and I to join the bigger party, to start being involved with their campaign preparations," Mr Pwee said.

Mr Pwee added that "small parties make a lot of noise and fight for attention, but fundamentally do not have the effectiveness" to launch successful and convincing campaigns that could win voters' confidence.

Before he quit DPP, Mr Pwee and the other members who plan to leave had "deep discussions" with the other party and had met several times.

The 51-year-old, who fought in Bishan-Toa Payoh in the last two elections, said he hopes that key significant political parties will come together in the next General Election.

He also expressed hope that his latest move would "encourage many other credible talented Singaporeans to step forward and join more significant political leaders".

"There is definitely a continued strong desire for all opposition parties to come together to partner and collaborate under a common cause," Mr Pwee said.


very clear that he is joining Dr Tan CB

loveikan 08-02-2019 08:56 PM

The Pwee always jump ship whenever the election fever came on.
He was a former PAp fella, mainly at tge grassroot level till he cannot tahan.
Either he is so damned good because his skill is badky needed or he just want to follow the favorite at that time.

Thought he does gave some good feedback.
Btw is he a scholar?

loveikan 09-02-2019 07:29 AM

Dr M came out of retirement and won against the incumbent.
A first in Malaysia history

Now the eldest sister of the Thai King announces her candidancy for the PM post under Thaksin party. This by itself is a first in Thailand history as the royal family stays out of politics.
Her chances of winning is very much higher.

Will we ever see a Lee standing against Pap thus creating a history too?:p

stargazer 09-02-2019 09:42 AM

It will take many more lost elections before Opposition parties disband and unite only under 1 banner, 1 single opposition party. So many parties dilute votes. 同床异梦,一盘散沙。

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