New blood in SPP: 20 years too late

The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) held its first meeting on Tue evening (5 Nov) … former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Steve Chia was appointed as the party’s secretary-general … Jose Raymond [was appointed] the party’s chairman.


Phew. Tot that Mrs Chiam could be sec gen. Glad that regeneration has finally taken place. Sadly its 20 years too late. It should have taken place around 2000.

In 2015 before the GE I wrote of a tua kee FB poster who was a member of the Chiams’ Party

I hope the Chiams make him the communications director of their SPP. Not only will it be good for the Chiams**, it will show that they are walking the walk in their talk of renewing the party. Mr Chiam has been talking of new blood since the 1990s, but all that happens is that blood is sucked out from younger talents who join him: ask Wilfred and Desmond. Pwee was too smart to allow his blood to be sucked for free: he forced the renewal pretty soon after he joined up and left when it was clear that the Chiams were not changing: smart guy. But then he is a scholar.

Walk the talk, Chiams

The person in question was P Ravi and I went on

As the person in question has good new media credentials and was denounced by a minister in parly, the Chiams have no excuse in not giving him a chance to show what he do for the SPP and themselves. They can’t say that he is not proven talent, or is not “Political” or not brave. They can’t even say that he has yet to prove his loyalty: he has been a friend of the Chiams for several yrs, even defending them against my sniping about them refusing to walk the talk. He’s also my friend.

Walk the talk, Chiams

The Chiams ignored my advice, or to be more accurate never read it. Ravi juz before GE resigned from his job and stood in GE because Chiam wanted his best person to get thrashed in an SMC.

A few years later Ravi got a job with Chiam’s foundation.

Earlier this yr, Ravi joined TCB’s PSP. Don’t know if he is still working at Chiam’s foundation. I hear relations are cordial between him and Mr Chiam.

What I’ve written about the Chiams and their refusal to do renewal.

Time for the Chiams to step back?

Chiams: Please “go gentle into that good night”

This is what we should remember Chiam for

“The opposition used to be undesirable and unelectable, and Chiam has made it more acceptable to Singaporeans. He really revamped the whole opposition’s image and brought in credible candidates,” says Loke.

“His contribution surpasses JBJ’s, in terms of changing the opposition’s image.”

Btw, Secret Squirrel tells me that Loke is not liked by Mrs Chiam. With the a protector like her, Mr Chiam doesn’t need enemies.


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7 Responses to “New blood in SPP: 20 years too late”

  • MarBowling:

    Hopefully in the coming GE, Big Mole Lina Chiam doesn’t BadMouthed Dr Chee again. She did it to Dr Chee in the Puki Batik BE! As a religious person she shouldn’t have done it! Period.

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  • JBJ was/is the greatest!:

    ““The opposition used to be undesirable and unelectable, and Chiam has made it more acceptable to Singaporeans. He really revamped the whole opposition’s image and brought in credible candidates,” says Loke.”

    What a scandalous comment to blanket non-PAP candidates as undesirable and unelectable.

    JBJ was the most desirable and most electable non-PAP candidate. He was in Parliament before Chiam.

    He was so good and so well liked by voters that his enemies had to do all kinds of tricks to bar him from elections. In his last election, some of his enemies even tried teleportation.

    JBJ was the best non-PAP candidate since the 70s.

    Chinese, Indians, Malays, we were all voting for him, or cheering for him if we were not in his constituency.

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  • Zhenzidan:

    It’s all none of your fucking business lah!

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  • TruBlu:

    Seriously,the OPPO sgs MUST consider to seriously form A STRONG ALLIANCE if they want to make a statement Next GE.

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  • Harder Truths:

    No matter how much you try to do the right thing $G citizens will screw you over. JBJ CST CSJ never realised they wasted their lives for ballsless self-serving back-stabbers.

    That is why opposition will always fail – the citizens will make sure they fail – no matter who they are.

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  • cut and paste is plagiarism:

    what a piece of shitty BS.

    where got late?

    as long as it is not pap, or from pap PA IBs, it is never late.

    in fact, it is timely.

    even after 55 years it is not late at all.

    what a shitty brain to say it is late.

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  • Never Too Late:

    Contrary to what the PAP apologist would hope,
    this election is not about oppositions, but
    rather, if the PAP has earned the support to remain in government.

    PAP created the current mess in this country, not any oppositions.

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