Four opposition parties form alliance

The first major political development for 2020 took place on Friday (3 Jan) as four opposition parties announced that they have formed an alliance.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), People’s Power Party (PPP), Reform Party (RP), and Singaporeans First Party (SFP) will be applying to the Register of Societies to register their alliance in the upcoming month.

It is understood that the approval process will take about 2 months, which puts them just in time for the next General Elections which is predicted to be held from Mar to May 2020.

Back in 2018, a call for an opposition alliance grew louder as the Pakatan Harapan coalition secured an unexpected victory in the Malaysian General Elections, kicking the long-established UMNO out of power.

In the local political scene, Dr. Tan Cheng Bock previously said that there was a “loose alliance” in the works. Last months, the leaders of a few opposition parties were seen attending a private meeting with Dr. Tan Cheng Bock, fueling speculation that a something could eventually happen.

Currently, the only alliance is the Singapore Democratic Alliance which was formed in 2001 by the well-respected Chiam See Tong. The year it was formed, it managed to secure one Parliamentary Seat (Potong Pasir; Chiam See Tong) and one Non-Constituency Parliamentary Seat (Steve Chia). With Low Thia Khiang as the only other opposition Parliamentarian, it was the largest opposition party then.

Speaking exclusively to TR Emeritus, PPP Secretary-General  Goh Meng Seng said that the alliance has been in discussion since GE2015 and the move between these 4 parties will allow them to regroup and consolidate their strengths. He looks forward to more people with competencies in economics and sociology to contribute to policy discourse.

Goh added that he is open to more parties joining his alliance.

Are you excited about such political developments?

 

 

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34 Responses to “Four opposition parties form alliance”

  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    One word “WEAK” but ok lah!!! if they can secure a win or two…the “STRONG” should sit and pow-wow a strategy before the election and the weak can join the strong in that pow-wow too…together they will be a loose coalition with POWER of the people behind them…to form a Strong Opposition in Parliament or even a coalition govt with some “Lompards???” from the PAP… disillusioned and willing to seek REFORM for the Country they Love and NOT for self-interest???

    This is what we will CONsider??? a tru-democracy

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  • Doggie:

    There is no need to be too excited.
    You have 4 kucing kurap parties, you join them together it will still be a bigger kucing kurap party.

    In between elections, where are they btw?

    Make no mistake, it will still be the big 3 (WP, PSP and SDP) that will pose a bigger threat to PAP

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  • opposition dude:

    It’s a good developement but all 4 parties must have the same aim going forward or else this alliance won’t last.

    I don’t know how many seats in total these 4 parties contested in the last GE but I hope it was a significant number. I also hope to hear Dr Tan’s PSP announce an alliance with SDP soon as well if it happens.

    2020 might just turn out to be a good year for Singapore and Singaporeans!

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  • So once the alliance has been formed and registered, the individual parties will be dissolved, yes?

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  • TruBlu:

    very encouraging.

    four good oppo sg leaders joining hands,hope there is more to this GOOD BEGINNING!

    I salute the 4 parties’ members and leaders,this is the WAY TO GO!

    ONWARD OPPO ALLIANNCE,WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!

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  • TruBlu:

    WE KNOW ITS NOT EASY as personal ego may be involved.
    you do it for common sgs and we hope common sgs will DO THAT THING for you!

    VOTE WISELY,VOTE FOR TRUE HUMBLE SERVICE AND INTEGRITY!

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  • Oppie.GUARANTEE.LOSE.GE2019/20:

    Ah hahahahaha…

    Oppie.GUARANTEE.LOSE.GE2019/20

    Goh Meng Seng the liar is quick in making use of others to up his chance.

    But too bad, Oppie.GUARANTEE.LOSE.GE2019/20

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20

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  • At least theyre doing somethin:

    Theyve gotta be more ruthless than the PAP to win . No Mr-Nice-Guys will win.
    The easiest way to earn $16k a month in sg. Win a seat in parliament and be a sg politician member.

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  • HoLeeWood Wayang:

    Good news for oppo supporters but definitely not for the pap!

    These 4 oppo parties are the less popular ones, so it’s good that the 4 combined into 1. This would reduce the number of opposition parties and would also be less confusing for some ignorant and bo tak chek voters. But of coz this is not good news for the pap. They want more oppo parties so that the oppositions look disunited.

    PSP, PV, SDP and WP can remain as they are as long as they unite to avoid 3-corner fights.

    PSP has Dr Tan who will win trust and votes from pap voters.
    PV has the outspoken Lim Tean to win votes from fence sitters.
    SDP has “never say die” Dr Chee who has won himself many supporters thru yrs of persistence & hard work.
    WP, of coz as we know is the strongest opposition with lots of die-hard supporters.

    These 4 parties will be the greatest threat to the pap and may win a handful of seats from the pap in the coming GE.

    If you love our country and do not wish to see our country regress, you must support the oppositions. And if you support the oppositions, you must believe that they’re there to fight for singaporeans. So, whichever oppo party contest in your constituency is not an issue. Just vote for the oppo as long as there’s no 3-corner contest.

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  • Zhenzidan:

    With GMS and KJ, I don’t forsee them winning any seats. SDA won Potong Pasir? Please lah! PP was first won when Chiam was with SDP. When he left SDP, other smaller parties tried to capitalise on his “popularity” by electing him as the leader. Although he won PP again, the votes dwindled, whereas other SDA candidates came nowhere near to winning any seats! A party with narrow people like GMS and KJ who always liked to attack fellow oppo WP, I don’t think they will go far! And for God’s sake, stop glorifying Chiam, a useless oppo whom, despite being an MP for 27 years, still cannot grow his party and if he is so “popular”, he would not have lost to a useless PAP minister Wong Kan Seng!

    Nevertheless, if they come to my constituency, I will still vote for them, afterall, denying the PAP two thirds majority means even voting a puppy, and I will do it!

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  • Asd:

    So many red indian chief…

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  • Harder Truths:

    Yes a good development – something that should have happened years ago but for some egoistic individuals.

    I hope this is not too late but just forming a coalition is not going to work if the parties inside quarrel among themselves. Show the voters you have a leader and are willing to put aside personal issues for the country. This is how the first generation PAP were like. This is what $G voters like to see.

    I wish you good fortune and success. Just don’t fu*k it up.

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  • Marimuthu Rengansamy:

    Castle built on loooooooose sands!

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  • a very good start:

    a journey of 1,000,000 miles begins with the first step.

    it is a very good sign.

    4 GRCs confirmed, 3seats + 3seats + 4 seats + 6 seats = 16 seats.

    these including 7 seats from WP, total 23 sets.

    and Dr Tan CB PSP with 9 seats, OPPO by GE2020 shall have 32 seats.

    a very good start indeed.

    by GE2024, and no later, pap is toppled and New Government by a coalition shall form and pap clown and wife and their S$m gang shall be indicted for their S$m wrongs.

    4 years not too long to wait.

    bravo. a very good start to 2020.

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  • dreaming team:

    gohMS, kJeyaratnam, tanJS plus guest tanKL
    can form a dreaming team to take on
    isawaran or zaqy led GRC .
    should be interesting fight.
    wouldn’t be surprised the dream team
    oppo may cause an upset of the ge2020
    denying ah loong two-third on the card.

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  • most uselss:

    A monkey, a puppy or a chicken also better than PAP.

    We must go all the way to VTO, vote against PAP to reclaim the old Singapore!!!

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  • very well said, bro, Thank You:

    most uselss:
    A monkey, a puppy or a chicken also better than PAP.

    We must go all the way to VTO, vote against PAP to reclaim the old Singapore!!!

    pap measures brain power by S$m income.

    S$600k pa is peanuts aka monkeys.

    S$1m pa is mediocre aka nobody.

    so in order to be somebody, pap legislated via pliant pap parleement to pay each other S$m so that everybody in pap becomes somebody and none is nobody.

    but ffff. it is fake. because it is achieved by force of legislation via a pliant pap parleement. it is not real.

    that is why the laughing stock bugs bunny kee chiu chan chun sing can be S$m when in real life worth shit.

    same goes for non 1st class degree stroke heng, same goes for bareback joe tiu who does not need space to ffff, same goes for disgrace fool, same goes for Aljunied reject ong Lj.

    when pressed, pap says its folks earn S$m before joining pap. which is a lie of course. only at most 2 of the Ljs made S$m before joining pap the fake ng eng hen and the an neh forgot his name.

    the rest if S$m is under pap system such as NTUC such as pap statutory boards which all practice ownself justify ownself S$m systems which don’t count as legitimate.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    TRE Techie:
    So once the alliance has been formed and registered, the individual parties will be dissolved, yes?

    No lah!!! under a coalition emblem but retaining their party logo…wish them luck leh!!!

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  • Wake up from this nightmare!:

    “We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.”

    - Kofi Annan

    Unity – not uniformity – must be our aim. We attain unity in and through variety. Differences ought to be integrated, not annihilated; certainly not to be unwittingly absorbed into that amorphous mammoth crony economy.

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  • Harder Truths:

    a very good start: by GE2024, and no later, pap is toppled and New Government by a coalition shall form and pap clown and wife and their S$m gang shall be indicted for their S$m wrongs.

    If there is a GE2024. And if martial law is not declared and all opposition put into prison under ISA. It has happened before – so don’t anyone think it can’t happen again.

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  • Raibina:

    It always best to let destiny take its course.

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  • United OPPO sure win GE2020:

    Harder Truths: If there is a GE2024. And if martial law is not declared and all opposition put into prison under ISA. It has happened before – so don’t anyone think it can’t happen again.

    not so easy. many OPPO army trained. not like HKers. so pap cannot anyhow abuse and expect to get away with abuse.

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  • Realistically:

    To me, the only one credible is KJ.

    Tan See Jay? Nah

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  • One grc:

    Pse give them at least ONE grc!

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  • justanothercitizen:

    MIW will laugh when they see all the comments on this thread. So many KPKB of this or that person, and this or that party. How to have a multi-party government when you want all to have the same intellect, capability, ideology etc…
    Just vote for the MIW if that is what you think the governance of a country should be.
    Looks like we have a long way to go to be a democracy!

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  • Dafts Will Be Dafts:

    Doggie:
    There is no need to be too excited.
    You have 4 kucing kurap parties, you join them together it will still be a bigger kucing kurap party.

    In between elections, where are they btw?

    Make no mistake, it will still be the big 3 (WP, PSP and SDP) that will pose a bigger threat to PAP

    The biggest threat is the dumbos themselves.

    This election is not about oppositions or alliance, the huge mess is not created by them. The greedy thieves have the monopoly of all the policy ills of this country.

    It’s about whether if the greedy thieves still have the moral compass to govern.

    Wake up dumbos.

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  • Do not vote for WP:

    This coming GE I am campaigning against WP, the fake opposition party. Singaporeans should vote for PAP instead of WP.

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  • lying pap S$m liars:

    Dafts Will Be Dafts: The biggest threat is the dumbos themselves.

    This election is not about oppositions or alliance, the huge mess is not created by them. The greedy thieves have the monopoly of all the policy ills of this country.

    It’s about whether if the greedy thieves still have the moral compass to govern.

    Wake up dumbos.

    Thank you, bro.

    You said it so very well.

    There are dumbos in our own clan too, those who talk as if Singapore collapses and their HDB values go to zero if pap dies.

    ffff.

    Even if pap does not die, their HDB also goes to zero. with such relatives, how to enjoy CNY?

    So we go Phuket and escape all the dumbos and their cock talk during the CNY period.

    What we do is, we don’t lift a finger for them and we don’t expect them to lift a finger for us. Quite stupid really to split all because of pap. but ffff. if they support pap, they harm us. so why should we lift a finger for them when they are fired by the ceca ah neh or scolded by the ceca ah neh? ffff. we just clap clap clap.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Dafts Will Be Dafts

    SPOT ON, let them rot and their corpses fed the white maggots.

    Dafts Will Be Dafts: he biggest threat is the dumbos themselves.

    This election is not about oppositions or alliance, the huge mess is not created by them. The greedy thieves have the monopoly of all the policy ills of this country.

    It’s about whether if the greedy thieves still have the moral compass to govern.

    Wake up dumbos.

    @lying pap S$m liars:

    ANOTHER JACKPOT HIT ON THE DOT, well said.

    lying pap S$m liars: Thank you, bro.

    You said it so very well.

    There are dumbos in our own clan too, those who talk as if Singapore collapses and their HDB values go to zero if pap dies.

    ffff.

    Even if pap does not die, their HDB also goes to zero. with such relatives, how to enjoy CNY?

    So we go Phuket and escape all the dumbos and their cock talk during the CNY period.

    What we do is, we don’t lift a finger for them and we don’t expect them to lift a finger for us. Quite stupid really to split all because of pap. but ffff. if they support pap, they harm us. so why should we lift a finger for them when they are fired by the ceca ah neh or scolded by the ceca ah neh? ffff. we just clap clap clap.

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  • Pioneer:

    Very impressed by the four oppo parties to form an Alliance. Good effort indeed ! This is a good start and I wish them all the best. Voters please give your supports.

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  • Dishonorable will cheat:

    I hope the 4 opposition leaders can focus on the bigger picture. Else they will self destroy.

    It’s better to get a small piece of a large pie than to have the entire small pie.

    If each wants to be the leader, then none will be the leader.

    If they elect among themselves a leader, if win, the rest can be ministers.

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  • bystander:

    Built on looooose sands is better than no sand at all. Marine Parade was on looooose sands too, see how seemingly “solid” the ground is, so solid the former seatwarmer still cling onto it with octopus hands, still milking taxpayers money like a leach.
    Vote for WP rather than PAP, a whimpering mouse who only squeaks is better than no mouse at all. Anyway. we lose either way.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.FLOP.GE2019/20:

    PAP sure lose.

    Oppie.GUARANTEE.LOSE.GE2019/20:
    Ah hahahahaha…

    Oppie.GUARANTEE.LOSE.GE2019/20

    Goh Meng Seng the liar is quick in making use of others to up his chance.

    But too bad, Oppie.GUARANTEE.LOSE.GE2019/20

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20

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  • Upper Serangoon:

    bystander:
    Built on looooose sands is better than no sand at all. Marine Parade was on looooose sands too, see how seemingly “solid” the ground is, so solid the former seatwarmer still cling onto it with octopus hands, still milking taxpayers money like a leach.
    Vote for WP rather than PAP, a whimpering mouse who only squeaks is better than no mouse at all. Anyway. we lose either way.

    Marine Parade is reclaimed on rock-solid seabed!

    You see only skin-deep!

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