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Tan Cheng Bock’s party invites Ex-GIC chief economist Yeoh Lam Keong to speak about inequality as part of series

Through this series of talks PSP will address issues of social inequality and poverty in the country

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The Progress Singapore Party (PSP), founded by Secretary-General Dr Tan Cheng Bock, has started a new series called ‘PSP TALKS’.

For the first installment of the series, the party has invited former GIC chief economist Yeoh Lam Keong.

As per their event description, Yeoh Lam Keong is a prominent, independent, non-partisan economist and social commentator in Singapore and is involved in both public policy and financial economics.

The party adds that through this talk, they intend to join the national conversation on social inequality and poverty which remains a great challenge for both our society and our government.

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“While many schemes have been introduced to help the poor and bridge the social divide, our social safety net still does not appear to be adequate in meeting the challenges many citizens face”, they add.

The event will be moderated by lawyer Khush Chopra.

An announcement less than a day later on PSP’s official Facebook page showed that all the tickets to the event had been taken up.

Thank you for your support. Due to overwhelming response, all seats to our PSP TALKS #1 of our Speaker Series have been…

Posted by Progress Singapore Party on Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The event will be held at ‘The Working Capitol’ on the 10th of September at 7.30pm.

The party adds that admission is strictly for ticket holders only, but that the event will be live-streamed online.

The topic of poverty and inequality is close to Dr Tan’s heart, as in speaking about the cost of living and affordability of healthcare in Singapore, Dr Tan, a former medical doctor, said: “No one should have to sell their house to pay for medical fees.” /TISG

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