Chiam See Tong expected to step down as SPP chief in October, ahead of party's 25th anniversary

Veteran opposition politician Chiam See Tong, who was MP for Potong Pasir from 1984 to 2011, assumed leadership of the SPP in December 1996.
Veteran opposition politician Chiam See Tong, who was MP for Potong Pasir from 1984 to 2011, assumed leadership of the SPP in December 1996.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Mr Chiam See Tong in Potong Pasir in 2005.
Mr Chiam See Tong in Potong Pasir in 2005. PHOTO: ST FILE
Mr Chiam with other members of the SPP setting off for the Nomination Centre on April 27, 2011, before the General Election that year.
Mr Chiam with other members of the SPP setting off for the Nomination Centre on April 27, 2011, before the General Election that year.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Veteran opposition politician Chiam See Tong is expected to step down from his post as secretary-general of the Singapore People's Party (SPP) next month, after almost 23 years at the helm.

The Straits Times understands that the decision was made during a Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting on Tuesday evening (Sept 3) at the party's headquarters in Sin Ming Drive.

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