The Progress Singapore Party (PSP), which has been rather tight-lipped about its members, revealed six other members on their website recently.
In a Facebook post, they wrote, “From different walks of life, we all play a part. Come meet some of our members through the PSP website”.
The six other members they introduced ranged from a 23-year-old university student to men and women in their 60s, looking to be role models not only for their children and grandchildren, but for other Singaporeans as well.
Others they introduced included Brandon, 38, who said, “Personally, I feel that our government lacks transparency. Our national reserve is the backbone of the country and as ‘stakeholders’ of Singapore; we should have the right to know in detail, how healthy it is. Ministers should spend more effort into creating policies that takes care of the different needs across societal groups. Not one policy fits all.”
Goh Mui Imm, in her 60s, said she joined the PSP to be a role model to her children and grandchildren, showing how change begins with yourself taking the first step forward. She added that she believes that our government should be represented by multiple parties to better ensure the establishment of a fair political agenda.
52-year-old Kala said, “It’s time to self-assess the situation and take charge and to be in control of the situation instead of being helpless. As I ask myself, do I and my fellow Singaporeans have everything we need right now, in this moment to feel secure about our future for us and our family in our own country?”
While the PSP, helmed by Secretary-general Dr Tan Cheng Bock, has still kept mum about the plans of the party, others have been more open about their members and where they intend to contest.
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) was the first out of the gate to announce that it intends to contest five constituencies at the next General Election – the same electoral divisions it contested in 2015.
It plans to field candidates for two Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) – Holland-Bukit Timah and Marsiling-Yew Tee – and the single-seat wards of Bukit Batok, Yuhua and Bukit Panjang.
PSP’s other members can be found here. /TISG