Pritam Singh new Secretary-General of Workers Party

The Workers’ Party (WP) has unanimously elected Mr Pritam Singh as its new secretary-general (Sec-Gen) after its incumbent Sec-Gen Low Thia Khiang kept his promise to step down to “make way for new blood”.

Ms Sylvia Lim has also been re-elected as the party’s Chairman alongside 12 members to the Central Executive Committee (CEC).

Mr Chen Show Mao
Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap
Mr Gerald Giam
Dr Daniel Goh
Mr Firuz Khan
Ms Lee Li Lian
Mr Leon Perera
Mr Low Thia Khiang
Mr Png Eng Huat
Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong
Mr Terence Tan
Dr John Yam Poh Nam

Speaking to the media as WP’s new Sec-Gen, Mr Singh said that the party will build on the work of his predecessor, Mr Low Thia Khiang, and continue to be “rational, responsible and respectable”, as it seeks to work with all Singaporeans to “take on the form and the shape of a loyal Opposition”.

He said that he has “big shoes to fill” after succeeding Mr Low who has “driven the party forward with a lot of perseverance and dedication”.

It’s important for the party to build on the foundation that he has laid and to continue forward as a rational, responsible and respectable party.

Mr Singh stressed that he will be reaching out to party members to get their vision for the party, saying, “The process will be quite consultative.”

Commenting on Mr Singh’s election, Mr Low said that the party’s current phase of leadership renewal has been completed, and that the next step is to put in effort to attract younger Singaporeans to join the party.

“Without new blood, the party will die a natural death,” he added.

 

 

 

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  • Is it more of the same?:

    Unless WP is prepared to take on PAP aggressively, Singaporeans should not support it. It is just PAP Team B. Low Thia Khiang is a wimp. He is afraid of going against PAP. He is not prepared to lead. He just wants to be a “co-driver” with PAP in control. Good riddance.

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  • Bystander:

    Great, Low is becoming senile and ineffective, high time he pisses off.
    We are not happy with his recent performances in parliament.
    He has a fear of debating PAP, always halfway give way, unlike Sylvia, this woman at least stick to her guns, and refuse to butt off, even under intensive bullying by the horde of wolves.

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  • Very Hsien after Ejaculate:

    As per my Prophecy made on TRE.

    Politics is simple and naked once you understand what it is all about.

    I even prophecised who will be the new king.

    If not CCS I give everyone a free blow.
    I am that confident.

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  • opposition dude:

    Congrats Pritam!

    May you lead the party to greater heights! Win more GRCs and increase the number of WP MPs in parliament!

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  • Krishna Singh:

    There is an article going around that we are changing from a LEEgacy to a Singhgacy. Let history be our teaches, A Sikh will never tell or command to its people to go steal other people lunches. He will, like me an many others multiracial singaporean will say, please do visit their Temples. The serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners around the whole wide world. Wonder what they can do for all people…

    Love Krs…

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  • 鸟龙的人:

    哇哈哈!避弹星!
    能避开炸弹,更能顶住闪电无理的攻击
    祝福您!"避弹星"
    下届大选希望您赢更多议席

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    Splendid succession of the current most formidable but lacking SUPPORT from opposition party…Form a coalition and prepare for GE 2020…the Istana Owl will do its JOB hopefully after the election in 2019 in order NOT to garner Sympathy Vote BUT most likely the Party will HOPE for an early call from the Owl to win again!!!…HOPEFULLY the sheep will NOT be FULLED(fooled) again…is the FOOL still seeking an Apology from a Lady???

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  • Anonymous:

    Bystander @ 5.50pm talked big and he/she thinks it is easy and see how smart he/she is ???. I suggest Bystander forms a new party and stand for the next GE.

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  • Anonymous:

    Congrats to MR Pritam Singh, all the WP CEC elected members. Best wishes to WP and many good years to come.

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  • nizhemoshou:

    PS was in the Sham Cttee , was he not? Not impressed unless he shows he would not be a LTK clone. Work with other credible oppo parties for alliance to take on the goliath etc. If he just want to follow in the footsteps of his predesuccessor , nothing much to rejoice about the change.

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  • LIONSd:

    I still think CSM woild be better.
    LTK is still young at 63?
    Look across Causeway at Dr M.
    Where is the Tenacity or commitmentment.

    Btw,think Pritam requires more time.
    Sad CSM was not able to take over.

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  • 娘惹糕:

    鸟龙的人:
    哇哈哈!避弹星!
    能避开炸弹,更能顶住闪电无理的攻击
    祝福您!"避弹星"
    下届大选希望您赢更多议席

    是“比蛋腥”!笨蛋!

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    LIONSd:
    I still think CSM woild be better.
    LTK is still young at 63?
    Look across Causeway at Dr M.
    Where is the Tenacity or commitmentment.

    Btw,think Pritam requires more time.
    Sad CSM was not able to take over.

    Does NOT matter so long as they work as a TEAM…

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Congrat to WP for the successful renewal of leadership, wish WP the best and continues the fight in Parliament for Singaporeans.

    Appreciate the guts of WP’s MPs, knowing that there was a greater chance of being a loser, but still dare to step forward. Unlike PAP’s MPs after losing, disappeared.

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  • gratefulness:

    not long ago,this chap chided netizens for not coming forward and only make noises on social media?

    where is his gratefulness for netizens who help in some way to garner votes for oppo by their contributions towards awareness?

    then again,he is probably seen as ‘acceptable’ to the PAP?

    Well,i hope SDP N OTHERS like LIM TEAN can win at next GE.

    I fear AJ is at stake and may thats why LTK steps down to save face.

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  • chao kar white idiots:

    //Great, Low is becoming senile and ineffective, high time he pisses off.//

    what senile and ineffective lar ? when he led, caught one grc leh and this is how WP is today leh. he is just leading at a pace befitting the mindset of daft sinkies and the white idiots lar. too fast, he may trip and too slow he may be swallowed lar – well the results are there right (unlike the chao kar white idiots who got the results through 151th standard).

    as for SL and PS, their times have come for LTK to pass the baton to them lar – and that’s what he is doing.

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  • P requires more time:

    //I still think CSM woild be better.
    LTK is still young at 63?//

    just guessing. the plp white idiots’ IB’s script goes like this. divide and rule.

    when LTK is there, SL will be better.
    when SL is there, PS will be better.
    when PS is there, CSM will be better.
    when CSM is there, LTK will be better.

    when WP is up, SDP will be better.
    when SDP is up, NSP will be better.
    when NSP is up, RP will be better.

    //Btw,think Pritam requires more time.
    Sad CSM was not able to take over.//

    haha. good one. you mean P requires more time but CSM does not require more time ? well, look at the white idiots, they inserted their generals straight right into the level of ministars and white idiots don’t tok about more time.

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  • N.Jungne:

    There’s a beginning, there’s always an ENDING, that’s Karma Beginning of PRITAM, or the beginning of the end of the LEEgime.

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  • LIONS:

    WP NEEDS TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDEERR TO LEAD OPPO TOWARDS FULL’INTERGATION’ IN ORDER TO BE EFFECTIVE.

    DOING IT SOLO WILL NOT BEAR ABY SIGNIFICANT FRUITS.

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  • Lucky Star:

    Imagine people like Sylvia Lim also want to quit politic and want to go jiak hong relax life, than we Singaporean will be jiak lat liao.

    Imagine on a private basis, we want to engage People like Sylvia Lim to give opposing speech in Parliament and facing those canons, …… no one of us can afford, too expensive…. too many documents and Laws to read.

    So we should appreciate we are getting it free now. Better give more appreciation and support to the Hammer for staying strong for the People of Singapore. Luckily, I know she is a christian… goes by the believe and heart. Two thumbs Up.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Don’t be fooled by LKY’s sort of “divide and rule”. After finding it futile to discredit Chiam See Tong, eg. trying to cajole ST to publish Chiam’s O-level results, etc., he strategized, in the wake of JBJ’s effective challenge, to divide, by seeming to distinguish “credible” opposition, ie. the likes of Chiam and lately Low, from Jeya, etc. The function of an opposition is to scrutinize all policies of the power-that-be. You don’t try to be a second PAP, or the side-seat driver. The country doesn’t need one. They have enough “talents” to fill that role, and if not, they have their endorsed non-constituency MPs to supplement. WP, judging by the mood of their election rallies, had been not insignificantly benefitted by much of those who want real opposition and check. Loh Thia Kiang, speaking in Teochew at Hougang screamed “Boh Kia Yi!”, meaning “not afraid of them!”. There was a roar of approval. Then don’t, when in Parliament, behave as, as PM said, “behave like mice”. Don’t alienate yourselves, say, by distancing yourselves from obviously needful protests at Speakers’ Corner, from committed citizens and parties who take risks to oppose. You think they will accept you and your persons, say to become co- Ministers? Nay, they have seemingly, as many pointed out, sought to fault you, eg., at Aljunied GRC financial management. So, they truly want a responsible opposition, and you want to them to approve you as such?

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  • Nonsense:

    Dr Tan Tai Wei:
    The function of an opposition is to scrutinize all policies of the power-that-be. You don’t try to be a second PAP, or the side-seat driver. The country doesn’t need one. They have enough “talents” to fill that role…..

    What bullshit nonsense? Why don’t you try stand-out and create your own party, act the way you preach, instead hiding behind acting smart and full of nonsense.

    We are not interested in any opposition limited itself to functional role or playing as part of the other team. That is stupid.
    I don’t see why you need to shoot all your bullets in the Parliament, instead conserve and do it right time right moment. LTK, he is a smart guy, sly enough to be in politics. He won a GRC, mind you. And as for you, can’t even get your nonsense approved in one forum. LOL…

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  • Guru Nanak says:

    “Even Kings and Emperors with mounds of wealth and vast domains can not compare with an ant which is filled with the Love of God.”

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  • LIONS:

    @Guru Nanak says

    Thats a wise saying.
    But,they dont care about God’s love,they are in love with a false god called “$”?

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Hey, “Nonsense”, hold on, hold on. “Smart”? Then advise Pritam to remain so. Tell him it’s unwise to smear others in the Opposition, slanting that they are irresponsible, disrespectable, even disloyal, whilst stating WP’s policy stance. He should have just stated straight, and not insinuate WP wants to, unlike some others, be a “loyal, respectable, responsible opposition”, obviously echoing PAP’s dismissive critique of the Opposition (which they surely include WP, cf. eg their onslaught on Aljunied GRC!)

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  • Singapore dynastic model:

    The clown keeps talking about renewal every GE, keeps talking about multi racial country but then keeps insisting we cannot accept an Indian PM. Then Yahoo survey said we overwhelmed support Tharman.

    At least at WP, they walked the talk, Low is so much younger than the clown and yet he retired and handover to an Indian! So the indian was voted by the CEC not one man show.

    So the clown can stop talking about renewal and democracy or multi racial, you are just a dynastic dictator.

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  • xlandjy:

    Mr Pritam Singh is going to be the leader of opposition in the Parliament … He has been an MP for almost 8 years, but I cannot remember he had said anything of significance at all.. something is wrong with me or with him?

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  • hump tsim bank:

    P requires more time:
    //I still think CSM woild be better.
    LTK is still young at 63?//

    just guessing. the plp white idiots’ IB’s script goes like this. divide and rule.

    when LTK is there, SL will be better.
    when SL is there, PS will be better.
    when PS is there, CSM will be better.
    when CSM is there, LTK will be better.

    when WP is up, SDP will be better.
    when SDP is up, NSP will be better.
    when NSP is up, RP will be better.

    //Btw,think Pritam requires more time.
    Sad CSM was not able to take over.//

    haha. good one. you mean P requires more time but CSM does not require more time ? well, look at the white idiots, they inserted their generals straight right into the level of ministars and white idiots don’t tok about more time.

    why no mention of PPP and its sec gen gms?

    gms is writing essays on ltk again.
    will it self explode on goh himself this time.
    he also mention a certain professor in his latest writing but dare not put the name.
    it really reflects badly on gms’s character and as a wannabe leader.
    his writing is all about how capable he is. that he is better than ltk.

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  • I care for our future:

    Always remember there will always be two side of a coin. And it’s the same coin, spinning… some who cares, and most born into it, pretends to care and abused the system for billions to their sides. It’s at hundreds today. Like the rosthchild, They too have remained hidden. What options are there if its never of a choice of ours? We are force to choose with what that are printed on paper for its ………. And like fools some choose A or B. And like recent times, the choice is theirs. As simple as A B C. So why waste time when they already have a population of over 1 mil whom have already sold their votes, and like Roy ng said they have already planned for over 2mil to contain and control and influence or break the rest to silence to allow them to have total control. Making up is good and most importantly is making a peaceful transition to the betterment for all people and citizens of Singapore. We all are suffering, whether from abroad or local. The battle is for those who are working Singaporean, works in Singapore and are struggling, struggling elderly Singaporean or alien ( foriegner ) Who are stuck here! A no show is an awaking for it’s governing patry. :-)

    Love krs….

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  • English for masturbation:

    If CCS does not become pm, the sun will set in the north and rise from the west.

    I am that confident.

    The whiteshit is naked and predictable.

    Heng is Suay.

    He is just a puppy.

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