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Tan Jee Say forms new 'Singaporeans First' political party

Published on May 25, 2014 12:06 PM

Former presidential candidate Tan Jee Say announced on Sunday the formation of a new political party called Singaporeans First.

There are 11 founding members, among them architects, a retired army colonel and other professionals.

Another familiar face is psychiatrist Ang Yong Guan, who together with Mr Tan contested the 2011 General Election on the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) ticket.

At a press conference to unveil the new party and its logo, Mr Tan, 60, said his party will champion policies to build a fair society, strong families and an esteemed people, to create a "new narrative" for Singapore which focuses on not treating citizens as economic digits and offers a lot more social support and safety nets.

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