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Posted 04 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

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Nobody talks about this?  :huh:

 

Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang to step down as secretary-general by next party election

 

Some say no big deal, is just handing of baton to new leaders, so who will be next and what will and can he do to bring things another level up?  [laugh]  [laugh]  [laugh]

 

http://www.channelne...cretary-9374216

 

 

 

SINGAPORE: Workers' Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang will not be contesting the post of secretary-general at the next party election to make way for new blood, he said at the party's 60th anniversary dinner.

Channel NewsAsia understands that the next party election is due to be held next year. Mr Low would have been the secretary-general of WP for 17 years when he steps down. 

Mr Low said he has achieved what he set out to do when was handed the party’s reins in 2001 after Mr JB Jeyaretnam left - renewal of the Workers' Party and making "political progress towards democracy" in Singapore. WP now has a new breed of young politicians, he said.

Speaking to more than 1,000 guests and party members on Friday (Nov 3), Mr Low said it was time for the younger leaders to "take over" the party.

"It is time for these younger leaders to step up to the steering wheel ... to drive the party forward to continue this walk with Singapore," said Mr Low.

"I shall therefore not be contesting the post of secretary-general at the next party election to enable the younger generation of party leaders to take over the party completely."

 

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Mr Low’s announcement was followed by loud cheers from the crowd. He thanked party members, volunteers, supporters and voters for their support.

“Without their trust and support, the Workers’ Party would not have been able to transform from the one-man operator party with one MP to an organised political party of today, with nine MPs in Parliament,” Mr Low said.

He urged the next generation of leaders and supporters to draw their strength from the party’s 60-year history.

“Resilience is also inherent in our Singapore DNA, enabling our party to make progress despite the winding political journey, its ups and downs in the last 60 years. I’m sure we will stay on course to work with Singapore for generations to come.”

 

 

Mr Low’s speech came at the end of the dinner, held at a banquet hall at HarbourFront Centre. He spent much of the evening mingling with guests and signing their copy of a commemorative book launched at the dinner, to mark the Party’s 60 years.

The book, ‘Walking with Singapore’, documents the party’s history since lawyer David Marshall formed it 60 years ago, about a year after he stepped down as Singapore’s first Chief Minister.

MIXED REACTIONS FROM PARTY MEMBERS

Mr Low’s announcement came as a surprise to many, although some said the announcement had been expected “sooner rather than later”.

One party member said while Mr Low thinks the move is good for party rejuvenation, it is a sad day for many, as he has been a good leader.

“It’s almost as if he (Mr Low) is reminding himself that he cannot be (at the helm) forever and that there is a need to have party renewal," a party member who joined in 2011 told Channel NewsAsia.

The member added that there are plenty of worthy people within the party ranks, and that “more will step up”. 

 

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Workers' Party secretary-general Low Thia Khiang signs the party's commemorative book at the party's 60th anniversary dinner. (Photo:  Monica Kotwani)

 

 

 

NEW TOWN COUNCIL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Speaking before Mr Low, Party Chairman Sylvia Lim also announced WP has put in place a new integrated town council management software.

Party Chairman Sylvia Lim said the system, developed under the guidance of Town council vice-chairman, Png Eng Huat, is "comparable to the system used by other town councils".

Ms Lim said that when the Party won Aljunied GRC in 2011, the WP members of Parliament were "denied the use of the town council management system software" that residents had paid for.

"We coped as best as we could with the system in Hougang SMC (single member constituency) for five years" Ms Lim said.

Despite the "adverse news" on town council management issues, Ms Lim said there have been no disruptions to residents of Aljunied-Hougang and that the town is progressively being renewed and improved.

 

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Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC Pritam Singh at the Workers' Party's 60th anniversary dinner. (Photo: Monica Kotwani)

 

 

Assistant Secretary-General Pritam Singh also made a speech, paying tribute to members who had played a significant role behind the scenes.

The party also screened a trailer for an upcoming documentary about the Workers' Party, which will be released in two parts towards the end of the year. 

Read more at http://www.channelne...cretary-9374216


Edited by Tianmo, 04 November 2017 - 05:49 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:01 PM

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I am with CCB on this.  [thumbsup]

 

He is only stepping down to make himself more powerful

 

and its a desperate move to hang on to power by stepping down.

 

He has shown himself to be a power hungry man who will not 

 

stop to do anything to grab power and hold on to it.

 

:D


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:08 PM

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Its just a clever ploy to gain popularity and to be liked by the public.

 

As CCB always said only a weak leader will stoop so low to do things

 

that are liked and popular. He is obviously not a leader who is capable

 

of making the tough unpopular decisions. Please don't fall for this.  [thumbsup]

 

:D


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:10 PM

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Its just a clever ploy to gain popularity and to be liked by the public.

 

As CCB always said only a weak leader will stoop so low to do things

 

that are liked and popular. He is obviously not a leader who is capable

 

of making the tough unpopular decisions. Please don't fall for this.  [thumbsup]

 

:D

 

hahahahahha

 

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:02 PM

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LTK, a good man.

Hope good men will rise up to the challenge.

Instead of going through MIW parachuting, no backbones men.



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:27 PM

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bro TM, nowadays other threads are hot haha...

i wonder who will take over the reins. are there really "plenty of worthy people within the party ranks"?

regarding the TC management software, it is really a steep learning curve for WP but they could have done it sooner? unless some people put some road blocks along the way...
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:01 PM

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bro TM, nowadays other threads are hot haha...

i wonder who will take over the reins. are there really "plenty of worthy people within the party ranks"?

regarding the TC management software, it is really a steep learning curve for WP but they could have done it sooner? unless some people put some road blocks along the way...

BTW, he also took the few goodman when young.
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:04 PM

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BTW, he also took the few goodman when young.

hahaha yes so i heard... our alma mater produced quite a lot of influential figures huh.
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:18 PM

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hahaha yes so i heard... our alma mater produced quite a lot of influential figures huh.

Yes on both sides and neutral as well.

Ex chief architect was one too.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:41 PM

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bro TM, nowadays other threads are hot haha...

i wonder who will take over the reins. are there really "plenty of worthy people within the party ranks"?

regarding the TC management software, it is really a steep learning curve for WP but they could have done it sooner? unless some people put some road blocks along the way...

Who, we won't be sure.

 

But let's hope that it will be more quality people who can continue to serve the residents well and keep things in check, although past few years, I think they can do more. 


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:59 AM

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I think that is a good move. He has already contributed and it is time to step aside to give others opportunity. Whether he will totally let go we will see in the coming days and will also go down in Singapore history book. No point writing a very brilliant book with a bad ending. :a-no:



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:07 AM

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bro TM, nowadays other threads are hot haha...

i wonder who will take over the reins. are there really "plenty of worthy people within the party ranks"?

regarding the TC management software, it is really a steep learning curve for WP but they could have done it sooner? unless some people put some road blocks along the way...

Imo..
The people responsible for the software and deliberate disappearing act was totally intent on destroying the TC in a scorched Earth policy, they should have been charged in court.
But having control of all state organs, they were able to get away Scott free and play a long game instead.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:13 AM

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TC thing is really another joke lah. wonder how many people out there support TC to be run by members elected into parliament concept. if it is a peivate condo, then BMSMA, if public then HDB strsight to the point nothing political. why keep mixing politics into daily life? 



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:46 AM

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In my point of view.
Mr Low had proven a good MP for his ward.
When general election come, I'm looking at Singapore rather than a GRC in bigger view..
I'm hoping for a future leader caliber.
A good MP doesn't means a good minister.
So it's a mixed feeling when GE time.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:19 AM

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IMO his position in wp is cemented. No other opposition member is near to what he has acheived. He has already made history going up against the ruling party for decades and still undefeated til date. It will be challenging to find someone to fill his shoes. Even though he will step down whether residents or wp members they will still look to him for all sorts of matters. I think he's moving forward to something more dan just an mp in a grc. But an alternative govt is still unlikely. He one person cannot do it.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:54 PM

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What makes a good MP? And what makes a good minister ?

 

In my point of view.
Mr Low had proven a good MP for his ward.
When general election come, I'm looking at Singapore rather than a GRC in bigger view..
I'm hoping for a future leader caliber.
A good MP doesn't means a good minister.
So it's a mixed feeling when GE time.

 



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:55 PM

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Both white & blue will have new party secretary.

 

Huat ah..................



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:00 PM

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he step down means wat??

 

still in politics? still in wp??

 

or retire already??

 

sorry noob here.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:10 PM

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Is become emeritus opposition member

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Who, we won't be sure.

But let's hope that it will be more quality people who can continue to serve the residents well and keep things in check, although past few years, I think they can do more.

it is a steep learning curve for WP, and of course they can do more. same to the ruling party.

Imo..
The people responsible for the software and deliberate disappearing act was totally intent on destroying the TC in a scorched Earth policy, they should have been charged in court.
But having control of all state organs, they were able to get away Scott free and play a long game instead.

it will not be possible to track down the specific individuals. but definitely looks suspicious...

he step down means wat??

still in politics? still in wp??

or retire already??

sorry noob here.

i think retire from politics. maybe still in WP but not MP candidate.

Edited by kdash, 06 November 2017 - 03:36 PM.

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