Ex-SDA Politician Joins SDP

Posted by Tan Kong Soon under Breaking News on 17 July 2002

Christopher Neo Ting Wei, former Treasurer of the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA), has joined the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). Inside sources have confimed that Neo has submitted his membership form and now awaits the SDP Central Executive Committee (CEC) to approve his application.

Neo's speedy re-entry to the political scene came as a surprise as he resigned from the National Solidarity Party (NSP) as well as SDA, on June 2. His expected entry to the SDP ranks could provide much boost to a beleagured opposition party whose much maligned party chief is fighting two civil suits against the heavyweights of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP).

Meanwhile, the Singapore Malay National Organisation (PKMS) remains tight lipped on the sudden removal of its Secretary General Rahizan bin Yacob. Media attempts to verify the reasons behind his stepping down came to nought. However, PKMS would be holding its annual party convention next month and inside sources cite that Rahizan, who also relinquished his Secretary General post with SDA, stepped down on his own accord ahead of the event.

It now remains to be seen if the former SDA Secretary General would follow his ex-Treasurer to join Dr Chee Soon Juan, or another political party. The SDA has been strangely silent throughout and have yet to announce their replacements.

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