In one corner is Sitoh Yih Pin, the incumbent People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) and in the other, Jose Raymond who is an elections noob from the Singapore Peoples Party (SPP).
To date, Tan Cheng Bock holds the record of the highest electoral margin of victory. In every general election, he had consistently polled higher than the PAP’s nationwide average.
Tan had consistently secured an electoral margin of victory higher than the PAP’s national average in every election throughout his political career. His popularity and proven track record in Parliament makes him a formidable candidate and the biggest threat to the PAP’s dominance since J. B. Jeyaratnam.
Along with 11 other Singaporeans, Tan filed an application with the Registry of Societies for a new political party named the Progress Singapore Party on January 16.
Malaysia’s new government has been in power for barely a month. But in that short time, they have introduced a plethora of reforms to Malaysia’s political system.
The PAP IBs are in effect, an extension of the party and the unofficial mouthpiece for the government. If you ever wanted to know how the PAP Government truly feels about Malaysia’s new Government and its leader Dr Mahathir, look no further than the PAP IB sites on social media.
Many Singaporeans have rightly pointed out that Darryl David’s comments reflect a disconnect from reality.