SDA puts on hold four parties' applications for membership

The four parties had applied to join the Singapore Democratic Alliance in April.
The four parties had applied to join the Singapore Democratic Alliance in April.PHOTO: PEOPLE'S POWER PARTY/FACEBOOK

A plan by four opposition parties to form an alliance for the next general election faced another setback, after their bid to join the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) collapsed.

SDA secretary-general Abu Mohamed told The Straits Times yesterday that the membership applications of Singaporeans First (SingFirst), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), People's Power Party (PPP) and Reform Party (RP) have been put on hold for now as SDA ramps up its preparations for the election, which has to be held by April 14 next year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2020, with the headline 'SDA puts on hold four parties' applications for membership'. Print Edition | Subscribe