Chiam See Tong set to step down as SPP chief in Oct

Singapore People's Party organising secretary Steve Chia and party member Jose Raymond are said to be the front runners to succeed Mr Chiam See Tong. Mr Chiam See Tong has been leading the Singapore People's Party since December 1996.
Mr Chiam See Tong has been leading the Singapore People's Party since December 1996.LIANHE WANBAO FILE PHOTO
Singapore People's Party organising secretary Steve Chia and party member Jose Raymond are said to be the front runners to succeed Mr Chiam See Tong. Mr Chiam See Tong has been leading the Singapore People's Party since December 1996.
Singapore People's Party organising secretary Steve Chia and party member Jose Raymond are said to be the front runners to succeed Mr Chiam See Tong.

Veteran opposition politician Chiam See Tong looks set to step down as secretary-general of the Singapore People's Party (SPP) next month, in a move that would bring to a close a political career which has spanned 40 years.

The Straits Times understands that the decision was made during a central executive committee (CEC) meeting on Tuesday evening at the party's headquarters in Sin Ming Drive.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2019, with the headline 'Chiam See Tong set to step down as SPP chief in Oct'. Print Edition | Subscribe