Tag: Tan Cheng Bock

Veteran architect on PSP’s national day dinner: “it had a palpable sense of fellowship and joyfulness…”

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP), founded by Dr Tan Cheng Bock, held their National Day celebrations on Sunday, August 25. The event was described by Veteran architect Tay Kheng Soon to be “more like family rather than a political movement”. Mr Tay, adjunct Professor at...

Rumours abound that businesswoman Hani Mohamed will contest alongside heavyweights Hazel Poa, Michelle Lee and Dr Tan Cheng Bock

Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party (PSP) may not have announced its candidates for the upcoming elections, but speculation has definitely ensued. Businesswoman Hani Mohamed has not been spared from the rumours, and after being seen at several PSP events, sources have told Redwire...

ESM Goh made veiled remarks about Tan Cheng Bock at the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund gala dinner

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong made rather deliberate remarks at the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund gala dinner, praising veteran opposition politician Chiam See Tong. ESM Goh was the guest of honour at the event, and during his speech, described Chim as a “well-meaning,...

“Lee Hsien Yang’s presence is very worrying for the government”—international relations expert

Singapore—A professor of international relations said that Lee Hsien Yang’s presence is a reminder of the divide within the Lee family, which could affect Singapore’s next General Election (GE). Lee Hsien Yang is the son of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and younger...

In Profile: Tan Cheng Bock

A look at Tan Cheng Bock’s life in the service of the people of Singapore Singapore—Physician. Member of Parliament. One-time presidential candidate. Opposition leader. What could be next in line for Dr Tan Cheng Bock, as he finds himself thrust into the limelight once again? All...

Asia Sentinel: Singapore Could Get its First Real Election

Singapore — According to independent Asian news publication, Asia Sentinel, Singapore, given Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s re-entry into politics, the country may end up having its first “real” election. John Berthelsen, the Asia Sentinel’s editor and formerly of the Wall Street Journal and Hong Kong’s...

PSP celebrates Singapore’s 54th ‘birthday’ by inducting its 540th Member

Singapore—As the country celebrates National Day with parades, floats and fireworks, Singapore’s newest political party, Progress Singapore Party (PSP) marked August 9th, Singapore’s 54th “birthday,” by welcoming its 540th member. On its Facebook page, PSP posted photos of its members, clad in the red and...

Tan Cheng Bock “is like the PAP but nicer” – Historian Michael Barr

Historian Michael Barr has suggested that opposition leader Tan Cheng Bock's appeal lies in his personality and his popularity, in a recent interview. Speaking to Yahoo Singapore, Prof Barr said that Dr Tan "is like the PAP but nicer." Prof Barr, who serves as an...

Calvin Cheng refutes Tan Cheng Bock, says lowering the voting age to 18 is “foolish”

At the public launch (August 3) of Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party (PSP), both he and Central Executive Committee (CEC) member Michelle Lee spoke about lowering the voting age to 18. Earlier today (August 6), former People’s Action Party (PAP) Nominated Member of...

Chee Soon Juan, SDP stresses need for a unified opposition

Singapore— A “disparate” opposition will not gain voter confidence, Chee Soon Juan told members of the press on Sunday morning, August 4. He said that the differences between the country’s opposition are ‘minuscule’ compared to their common stance. Speaking to journalists after a walkabout at...