Tag: Tan Cheng Bock

SAF, MOH and Hsien Yang: Lapses, leaks and a potential mother of all changes

“Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The chance won't come again And don't speak too soon For the wheel's still in spin And there's no tellin' who That it's namin'. For the loser now Will be later to win For the times they are a-changin'.” -           Bob...

Lee Hsien Yang, Tan Cheng Bock have breakfast in Teck Ghee, the ward helmed by PM Lee

Singapore – It was only in November last year when the late Lee Kuan Yew’s youngest son, Lee Hsien Yang was seen having breakfast with Dr. Tan Cheng Bock, a former presidential candidate and founder of the new political party called Progress Singapore Party. Amidst...

PAP MP Desmond Choo gives Tan Cheng Bock CNY package over weekend breakfast

Since Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s announcement that he and other former PAP cadres would be forming the Progress Singapore Party, his weekend breakfast sessions have been making the news. Last weekend, Dr Tan had breakfast at Tampines Hawker and Food centre. There, he met People’s Action...

Is ESM Goh suggesting “there is no need to do a Mahathir in Singapore” like Tan Cheng Bock?

These days, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong seems to prefer working for a different crowd, than to be ensnared in all that politics of the nation entails. On a Facebook post on Thursday evening, he reflected about how he preferred working for a...

Lee Hsien Yang vouches: Cheng Bock is the leader Singapore deserves

In a message of congratulations to Dr. Tan Cheng Bock, who announced on Friday, January 19, that he is returning to the political sphere with the Progress Singapore Party, Lee Hsien Yang called Dr. Tan “the leader Singapore deserves.” This latest salvo seems particularly pointed,...

Tan Cheng Bock’s announcement adds fuel to the fire of early GE rumors

The political arena in Singapore is abuzz these days, with several events that may or may not point to the possibility of the next General Election (GE) called earlier than expected, possibly even this year. Only time will tell if this is so, but recent...

Opposition welcomes Tan Cheng Bock’s return to politics

Many of the country's opposition parties greeted Dr. Tan Cheng Bock’s announcement that he is returning to the political arena with eagerness and enthusiasm. Some parties have even expressed that they are interested in working with Dr. Tan. On Friday, January 18, Tan announced...

Heng Swee Keat on Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party: “Singaporeans have to decide who can serve them better”

The election may still be far away but it seems the battle has already begun. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat responded to Tan Cheng Bock’s return to politics saying, “Singaporeans will need to decide who can better serve them”. The finance minister was the first...

To younger Singaporeans: Step forward and help Dr Tan Cheng Bock. He’s already 78.

In casual coffeeshop talk about Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s move to form a new political party, several points would usually crop up. But, as much goodwill and support as the former PAP MP for Ayer Rajah and 2011 presidential candidate may deservedly enjoy, a...

Tan Cheng Bock announces return to politics with a party aimed to be “an alternative voice”

In a Facebook post on Friday morning, January 18, former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock announced his return to the political arena. Along with eleven other Singaporeans, Tan filed an application with the Registry of Societies for a new political party named the Progress Singapore...