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Old 01-04-2019, 09:43 AM   #21
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Tan Cheng Bock's Progress Singapore Party formally registered

SINGAPORE - Former People's Action Party (PAP) MP Tan Cheng Bock's political party, the Progress Singapore Party, has been formally registered.

According to the Registry of Societies' website, the party was registered on Thursday (March 28).

When contacted by The Straits Times on Sunday, a Progress Singapore Party representative said that a formal announcement will be made in the coming week, without elaborating.

Chinese-language paper Lianhe Zaobao reported that it is believed the party will hold a meeting in the coming week to discuss its future plans.

Dr Tan, 78, had applied to register the Progress Singapore Party on Jan 16.

In a Facebook post on Jan 18, he said that the party comprises 11 other "like-minded Singaporeans".

He entered politics in 1980 and was a six-term MP for the former single-seat constituency of Ayer Rajah. He retired in 2006.

In 2011, Dr Tan contested the four-way presidential election but narrowly lost to PAP-backed Tony Tan
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