At the public launch of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), party Chief Dr Tan Cheng Bock announced that Lee Hsien Yang, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s younger brother, is still welcome to join the party.
In the weeks leading up to the official launch of PSP, there has been much speculation as to whether the younger Mr Lee would join Dr Tan.
While Mr Lee was present at neither the press conference nor the public launch of the party, the one question always asked was whether the two men would join hands in politics.
Registered in March this year, PSP was founded by Dr Tan Cheng Bock who served for 26 years as the PAP Member of Parliament for the Ayer Rajah Constituency.
Dr Tan was also a candidate in the Presidential Election of 2011, where he lost to the eventual winner, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, by a margin of only 0.35%.
At the official launch, the party used an online polling system to submit their questions, and to vote for the most popular questions.
The hot question on everyone’s mind was whether Mr Lee would join.
To this, Dr Tan reiterated his stance: I think that Lee Hsien Yang is a good man, but he has his own agenda too. But like I said before, PSP is a party for all Singaporeans, so he has also been very careful that he is not joining the party because of his own agenda”.
I will still welcome him. If he wants to join (the party), he’s very welcome to join PSP”.
Dr Tan also advised that the people “Let him (Lee Hsien Yang) make the decision himself”. -/TISG