People's Power Party forms first central committee

The People's Power Party, led by opposition veteran Goh Meng Seng (pictured), elected its first central executive committee, the party said on Dec 7, 2015.
The People's Power Party, led by opposition veteran Goh Meng Seng (pictured), elected its first central executive committee, the party said on Dec 7, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The People's Power Party (PPP), which was set up in July, has elected its first central executive committee, it said in a press release on Monday.

The party, Singapore's newest political party, is led by opposition veteran Goh Meng Seng.

It fielded a four-man team to contest Chua Chu Kang GRC at the September 11 General Election, garnering 23.09 per cent of the vote and losing to the People's Action Party (PAP) team fielded in there.

Announcing his party's new central executive committee, Mr Goh told The Straits Times that the PPP will also be applying for a newspaper license so as to publish its party organ for distribution.

He hopes to be able to start distributing the party newspaper by the first quarter of next year.

The party will also continue walking the ground in Chua Chu Kang, and will be ramping up recruitment efforts, Mr Goh added.

The 13 members elected to the central executive committee at the PPP's first party congress last Saturday are:

- Chairman: Syafarin Sarif

- Vice-Chairman: Sivakumaran Chellappa (Head of Policy Research)

- Secretary-General: Goh Meng Seng

- Assistant Secretary-General: Muhamad Faizal Razali

- Treasurer: Nazryn Azhar Samat

- Assistant Treasurer: Janet Low Wai Choo

- Organizing Secretary: Augustine Lee Tze Shih

- Assistant Organizing Secretary: Goh Toh Mui

- Head of Media Team: Lee Wai Leng

- Assistant, Media (New Media): Tan Yeh Wei (Assistant for Policy Research)

- Members: Tan Peng Swee; Peh Siew Choo; Thamilselvan Karuppaya