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SDP and DPP open to working with Tan Jee Say's new party

Published on May 26, 2014 12:48 AM
 

Two opposition parties have welcomed former presidential candidate Tan Jee Say's aim for his new party Singaporeans First to work together with other parties.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Jeffrey George said: "We look forward to working with the (Singaporeans First), as we do with all opposition parties, to bring about a democratic Singapore."

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary-general Benjamin Pwee said his party welcomes any call and move towards a "coordinated coalition of alternative parties" and is happy to see more Singaporeans stepping forward to be involved in the political scene.

He cautioned, however, that a political party "should not be an activist platform for activist causes" and should seek to know and represent constituents' concerns.

 
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