Home > News > Regional
Monday May 26, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday May 26, 2014 MYT 8:02:45 AM
FORMER presidential candidate Tan Jee Say announced the formation of a new political party called Singaporeans First.
There are 11 founding members – among them architects, a retired army colonel and other professionals.
Another familiar face is psychiatrist Ang Yong Guan, who together with Tan contested the 2011 General Election on the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) ticket.
At a press conference to unveil the new party and its logo, Tan, 60, said his party will champion policies to build a fair society, strong families and an esteemed people, to create a “new narrative” for Singapore which focuses on not treating citizens as economic digits and offers a lot more social support and safety nets.
Dr Ang said the logo – a heart within a circle – symbolises that the party thinks with its heart.
Tan said the party would be registered after the press conference.
Tan won 25% of the vote in a four-way fight in the August 2011 presidential election. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
Opposition party not contesting in Punggol East
Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea
Continued use of obsolete systems led to recent ATM hacks
British woman, 24, dies during cosmetic surgery in Thailand
Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals
Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls still on
Herman Luping hospitalised following stroke
New Moto G phone roars into stores
Gifted children have super-sensitive needs
Japan okays smartphones and tablets to be on for take off and landing
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)