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Tan Cheng Bock shares happy meal at Mac’s with opposition party leader




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Dr Tan Cheng Bock, a former 5 term PAP MP and presidential candidate, had a happy meal with Mr Lim Tean apparently on Sunday morning.

Mr Lim posted a photo on Facebook of the two men in a MacDonald’s restaurant at City Hall with the message:

“MacDonald’s breakfast with Dr Tan Cheng Bock at Choa Chu Kang. Sharing views over a Happy Meal.”

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Mr Lim is the former secretary general of the National Solidarity Party (NSP). He quit the party in May last year after 2 years at the helm. He has since submitted registration with the ROS for a new People’s Voice Party.

Rumours of Dr Tan’s next political move have been making the rounds in various circles since the last presidential election in 2016, where the government changed the rules to introduce a Reserved Election for minority-race candidates. Dr Tan and other non-minority race potentials were thus sidelined from contesting.

Dr Tan had come close to winning the 2011 elections, losing by a slim margin to Dr Tony Tan, in a four-way contest.

Dr Tan, 2nd from right, with WP members at Iftar

Dr Tan’s meeting with Mr Lim will no doubt encourage more speculation about the possibility that he will be involved in opposition politics come the next elections, due by early 2021.

Early last month, he was photographed with WP members breaking fast with Muslim residents in Aljunied, leading to speculation that he will lead an opposition coalition against the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of which he was a member until 2006.

But Dr Tan himself has kept mum about his plans, although he has said that he welcomes all candidates, including from the PAP, who would look to him for mentorship.

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