Veteran opposition politician Goh Meng Seng says his People's Power Party has been registered

 Veteran opposition politician Goh Meng Seng said that his new People's Power Party has been officially registered.
Veteran opposition politician Goh Meng Seng said that his new People's Power Party has been officially registered. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The People's Power Party (PPP) has officially been registered, said its head Goh Meng Seng on Thursday.

This means that its candidates can contest on its ticket in the next general election, which must be held by January 2017.

Mr Goh, an opposition veteran who was formerly from the National Solidarity Party (NSP) and the Workers' Party (WP), said: "I am glad to announce that Registrar of Societies has been quite efficient this time round and our registration of People's Power Party has been approved."

 

Mr Goh applied to register the PPP in early May.

He told The Straits Times at that time that the PPP will champion greater separation of powers and a more active role for the President.

It will also advocate a less "lopsided" development approach for Singapore, said Mr Goh, focusing not so much on economic growth but more on achieving a better balance in social, cultural, political and economic growth.