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.
The actual cost of hosting the historic summit incurred by the Singapore Government was approximately S$16.3 million.
Announcing this news on his Facebook page, the Singaporean politician and lawyer, said that one of the speakers that will be joining the rally is Leong Sze Hian who is currently being sued by PM Lee for defamation.
This was according to an online survey conducted by Wake Up Singapore in reaction to updates to tougher punishments being introduced for private security officers.
As of Jan 2019, he has been in power for 14 years and 142 days, edging out Goh Chok Tong who held that office for just under 14 years. This makes PM Lee the current longest-serving leader of a first world country. In that time PM Lee has seen 3 Singapore Presidents, 4 US Presidents, 4 British Prime Ministers, 3 Malaysian Prime Ministers, and 2 Chinese Presidents.
Elsewhere, public forums and discussions are regularly held in Singapore’s universities with foreign speakers invited to speak. Such events are not subjected to the same arbitrary restrictions imposed on civil society as they remain largely in the field of academia.
In response to TOC’s query, Lee Hsien Yang confirmed that he had indeed contributed to Leong’s legal fund, but didn’t disclose the amount.
Singaporeans and Malaysians have more in common than what divides us. Both countries are inextricably tied to a shared history, culture, and a mutual economic dependency.
He criticized the current Pakatan Harapan government for its benevolent approach to Singapore. He urged the government to cease its “verbal war” with Singapore, noting Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong’s recent remarks for peaceful negotiations, and instead “fight fire with fire”.