The founder of Singapore People’s Party (SPP) has passed away on Monday night (Feb 27) aged 72, from prostate cancer.
The late Mr Sin Kek Tong founded the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) in 1994 and had contested in six General Elections spanning more than 2 decades.
Mr Sin garnered 41.2 per cent of the vote in his first election in 1988 under the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) banner, losing to Mr Goh Choon Kang of the People’s Action Party.
He subsequently left the SDP and formed the SPP with a breakaway faction, after a split in the party over Mr Chiam See Tong’s leadership.
The veteran opposition last contested the 2011 General Election, and stepped down as SPP chairman in 2012, citing health reasons and the need to refresh the party leadership.
Mr Sin is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son and three grandchildren.
His wake is at Block 9C, Boon Tiong Road, off Tiong Bahru Road, until today. He will be cremated tomorrow at Mandai Crematorium.
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