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Dr Tan Cheng Bock: “For some of them, fear has stopped them from coming forward to join me”

“You have that moral duty to ensure that your children don’t experience the kind of fear that you are experiencing now. It’s your duty to change that," said the PSP founder and secretary-general

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During the Progress Singapore Party (PSP)’s National Day dinner on Sunday (August 25), party founder and Secretary-General Dr Tan Cheng Bock gave a rousing speech calling for Singaporeans to come join him.

The dinner was held at Concorde Hotel, and saw Singaporeans from many walks of life attending the event.

During his speech, Dr Tan urged people to get involved in the scheme of things, and to understand the importance of their involvement.

However, he added that amongst them, “for some of them, fear has stopped them from coming forward to join” him.

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But he exclaimed, “use fear as the reason to come out”.

“You have that moral duty to ensure that your children don’t experience the kind of fear that you are experiencing now. It’s your duty to change that. And if you’re not prepared to change that, then I’m sorry for this country” he said.

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, a former PAP member who served Singapore for 26 years as a Member of Parliament, thanked the people who attended the dinner via a post on his Facebook account. He also added a video of a song entitled “Try a little kindness” that Dr Tan and his friends sang that night.

Dr Tan also wrote about the taxi drivers who sang “Ai Pia Jia Eh Yiah” in Hokkien just before the night ended, and said that he “felt very blessed indeed to be surrounded by so many enthusiastic and passionate Singaporeans.”

More can only be achieved if more good men and women put aside their fear and step forward to serve the nation.“You have that moral duty to ensure that your children don’t experience the kind of fear that you are experiencing now. It’s your duty to change that. And if you’re not prepared to change that, then I’m sorry for Singapore.”Learn how you can play your part:https://psp.org.sg/join/

Posted by Progress Singapore Party on Monday, 26 August 2019

 

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