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Unity in solidarity: Prominent leaders from alternative parties attend PSP’s National Day Dinner on Saturday

Progress Singapore Party (PSP) held its annual National Day Dinner on Saturday (5 Aug), attended by prominent political figures in Singapore.

Calls for collaboration among alternative parties echo, aiming to fortify alliances and enhance electoral prospects in the impending polls.



SINGAPORE: Progress Singapore Party (PSP) recently hosted its annual National Day Dinner on the evening of Saturday (5 Aug).

The event was graced by key figures, including the party’s Chairman, Dr Tan Cheng Bock; Vice Chairman and Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP), Hazel Poa; Secretary General and NCMP, Leong Mun Wai; along with other esteemed party members.

Prominent attendees also included Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), and Dr Paul Tambyah, the Chairman of SDP.


Lim Tean, the leader of the People’s Voice party, shared additional photos, capturing moments with Dr Tan, Mr Leong, Dr Paul Tambyah, Mr Desmond Lim, Chairman of Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) and Melvyn Chiu, Chairman of the Singapore People’s Party (SPP), in a group shot.

Supporters speculating potential political alliance 

Comments on the post were delighted over the sign of unity amongst the alternative political parties.

Many supporters from Singapore’s alternative parties have been actively advocating for these parties to join forces in order to strengthen alternative alliances and increase their chances of securing more votes in the upcoming elections.

Regarding the question of whether the PSP will form a political alliance that includes the Singapore Workers’ Party (WP), the party Secretary-General, Leong Mun Wai, had earlier stated that while he cannot comment on behalf of the WP, he has been contemplating the idea of an opposition alliance.

He mentioned that as of May, no discussions had taken place with any other alternative parties.

“They have kept me informed, you know, but we have not started any discussion. So at the moment, I can’t say what form or what, how this alliance would take shape.”

“There are some pros and cons, but I think there are many pros that can be pushing the parties towards an alliance in the next election.”

Four opposition parties unite to form “People’s Alliance” on 1 June

Meanwhile, four opposition parties – Peoples Voice (PV), Reform Party (RP), People’s Power Party (PPP), and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) – have earlier made an announcement on forming a new political alliance.

The formation of the coalition, called “People’s Alliance,” was announced by Mr Lim Tean, Mr Goh Meng Seng, and Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam through their various Facebook pages on 1 June this year.

This development comes amidst the backdrop of a similar attempt made in 2020, where then-existing SingFirst, DPP, PPP, and RP intended to register a new alliance for the upcoming General Election.

Interestingly, these parties had previously shown interest in joining SDA, Singapore’s only registered political alliance.

However, their intention was indirectly rejected as SDA, led by Mr Desmond Lim and comprising of the Singapore Justice Party (SJP), Singapore National Front (SNF) and Singapore Malay National Organisation (PKMS), put membership applications on hold indefinitely.

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