During the Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) press conference earlier today, Secretary General Dr Tan Cheng Bock was asked a number of questions on Lee Hsien Yang, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s younger brother.
At first, when asked if any plans were in the works for Lee Hsien Yang to join the party, he said, “I think Lee Hsien and I, we are good friends, And I think you all have seen him walking the ground.
“And I must say that if he wants to join me, he’s always free to join me. But he must adhere to my PSP terms”.
Dr Tan clarified a common sentiment echoed on the ground: Many thought he (Lee Hsien Yang) must be coming to join me because of his personal agenda. He must make it clear, what his personal agenda is, and what is PSP’s standpoint”.
“So if he ever joins, he must join on my terms” Dr Tan concluded.
When another reporter pressed Dr Tan, asking for his assessment as to whether Lee Hsien Yang would make a good politician should he join the party, Dr Tan at first said, “I think you shouldn’t ask me that question. I never talk about people in public. That’s not fair”.
He then paused, and said, “Look at Hsien Yang. He’s quite willing to walk the ground with me. So it all depends on his commitment. You see with politicians, you all have to judge them. The manner in which he conducts himself, how he meets people, how he reacts. You all have seen him right”.
The secretary general of PSP then said, “Honestly, if his philosophy is the same as mine and he doesn’t allow his personal agenda to come into my PSP I might prepare for him to come.”-/TISG
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