Tag: Tan Cheng Bock

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...

Tan Cheng Bock and Lee Hsien Yang have breakfast together at West Coast hawker centre

Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's youngest son and current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's younger brother, Lee Hsien Yang, met up with former presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock for breakfast this morning, at the famous hawker centre at Blk 726 West Coast...

Is Tan Cheng Bock sending a hidden message as he sings “Count on me Singapore”?

Yesterday, former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock released a video on his Facebook page. In it, he and his friends sing and play the ukelele to express their “love for Singapore and to celebrate National Day 2018”. Or so he says. The song is rather poignant...

It seems Tan Cheng Bock has decided to answer the call to politics

After a meeting with several opposition party members yesterday calling Dr Tan Cheng Bock to come and lead efforts an opposition coalition, Dr Tan himself has spoken out. In a Facebook post earlier today, the former presidential election candidate said, “Right now, the 7 parties...

SDP’s Coalition of the Willing

There is strength in numbers and any effort to bring the otherwise fragmented opposition in Singapore under an umbrella organisation must be lauded. But some cynics were out to denounce Dr Chee Soon Juan’s effort to build a coalition with Dr Tan Cheng Bock...

Opposition alliance under Tan Cheng Bock – hope and caution

The news that Dr Tan Cheng Bock had attended a working lunch with 7 of Singapore’s opposition parties has once again raised hopes for supporters. Dr Tan, a 5-term former People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament, said he is open to leading an...

Lim Tean calls for Opposition parties to join in an alliance, just like Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan

During a luncheon at the premises of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), former National Solidarity Party (NSP) Chief Lim Tean expressed his hope for opposition parties to join together. He expressed hope “that in the very near future, all the relevant Opposition parties in Singapore...

Tan Cheng Bock to lead opposition coalition?

In a move that came as a surprise to many, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) raised the possibility – during a working lunch yesterday - that former presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock lead efforts toward an opposition coalition. According to an announcement on the...

As Tan Cheng Bock urges Singaporeans to challenge the status quo, speculation continues about his return in the upcoming elections

Last Friday, Dr Tan Cheng Bock, a former PAP MP and presidential candidate was was invited to be a guest speaker at a Homeschool Singapore event, namely, The Little U Guest Speaker series. He shared a Facebook post about the event and with his message...