Dr Tan Cheng Bock supported 1987 arrest of “Marxist conspirators”

Dr Tan Cheong Bock, former PAP MP for Ayer Rajah and potential presidential candidate, supported the PAP Government’s 1987 arrest of “Marxist conspirators” in the months after the arrests. (See here.) In a Straits Times article “Most think Govt acted rightly, says Cheng Bock” dated 30 July 1987, Dr Tan said that the majority of… Continue reading

Tan Cheong Bock — potential presidential candidate?

(Video attached below) Former Member of Parliament Tan Cheng Bock has indicated that he may be a candidate in the coming Presidential Election. This comes after the 71 year-old quit the ruling People’s Action Party earlier this month. Speaking to 938LIVE, Dr Tan explained his decision: “Many Singaporeans have been urging me to stand for… Continue reading

Constructive suggestions for a more responsive civil service

By See Leong Kit (Writer’s letter to TODAY Voices was rejected for publication) Your TODAY May 14 edition featured two timely reports  “When grassroots leaders may not provide most accurate feedback” and  “Public Service must connect with those it serves: DPM Teo”. The former report indicated that several PAP MPs now realised that some grassroots… Continue reading

Civil disobedience — bridging the gap between SDP and its newfound supporters

I believe SDP is a serious and responsible opposition party, and I firmly believe no one in SDP embarks on civil disobedience without giving due consideration to the circumstances, to the sentiments of the people, and the impact on the party.