Update 29 Jul 2019: PVP chief Lim Tean challenges DPM Heng Swee Keat to one-on-one live debate on CPF, unemployment among S’poreans and other economic issues
Lawyer and People’s Voice Party (PVP)’s founding chief Lim Tean has challenged Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat to a live debate on matters concerning the current state of Singapore’s economy, which the former has branded “abysmal”.
Such matters, said Mr Lim on Sun (28 Jul), include the rise in the number of unemployed Singaporeans, which he said is often attributed to the Sino-U.S. trade war by the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP).
“We would love to hear what Mr “New Taxes” Heng has to say in a live debate on why the trade war between China and America, which the PAP has used as a blanket excuse to justify the abysmal state of our economy, has led to an increase in the number of Singaporeans being unemployed but a decrease in the unemployment of foreigners,” he said.
Former opposition party chief Lim Tean forms new political party, People’s Voice
The 53-yr-old lawyer Lim Tean announced his new political party on his Facebook page on Mon (Oct 29). He later told TODAY that the Registry of Societies had emailed him last week to inform him that his application had been approved
Mr Lim Tean, who used to head the opposition National Solidarity Party (NSP), has set up a new political party called the People’s Voice, making it the 11th political party in Singapore.
The 53-yr-old lawyer announced this on his Facebook page on Monday (Oct 29). He later told TODAY that the Registry of Societies had emailed him last week to inform him that his application has been approved.
TODAY has reached out to the registry, which comes under the Home Affairs Ministry, for confirmation.
Will new Peoples Voice political party be good for Singapore's Opposition?
Former National Solidarity Party leader Lim Tean announced the official registration of his new Peoples Voice (PV) political party on Monday (29 October).
According to a Facebook video posted by Lim, PV promises not to increase GST by 2 per cent. Lim also said PV would call for “a referendum to overturn the Elected Presidency and cast fresh votes for a new one”.
In an earlier exclusive with Yahoo News Singapore, Lim said that he formed the party with the intention of letting people who are fed up with government policies have their say.
Ex-NSP leader Lim Tean says new People's Voice party has been officially registered
People's Voice party leader Lim Tean said the first on his list of issues would be to ensure that people get access to their CPF monies at the age of 55. (PHOTO: Facebook / Lim Tean)
Former National Solidarity Party leader Lim Tean announced the official registration of his new political party – dubbed the Peoples Voice (PV) – on Monday (29 October).
Lim, a 53-year-old lawyer, made the announcement in a Facebook video post in which he reiterated the party’s “most important promises”.
These include not having the Goods and Services Tax (GST) increased by 2 per cent and “calling for a Referendum to overturn the Elected Presidency and cast fresh votes for a new one”.
Lim Tean 28 October at 16:30
In this 7 minute video Lim Tean reveals his new party called Peoples Voice of which he is Party Leader.
He announces a few of the party's most important promises:
- Return CPF at age 55
- Do not increase GST by 2%
- Make basic goods zero GST - baby milk, diapers, rice, books etc
- Slash Prime Ministers pay by 70%
- Introduce a Living Wage
- Bring in a Direct Democracy which involves Referendums
- Look into the true accounts of Temasek and GIC's
- Address the HDB ownership/tenant situation
- Call for a Referendum to overturn the Elected Presidency and cast fresh votes for a new one
- Break-up the monopolies that do not serve Singaporeans (Real Estate, Telco's, Banks, Supermarkets etc)
- Protect Singaporeans and New Citizens jobs
- Scrap the PAP's march towards a 10 million population
- Examine recent water, electric and transport hikes and dial back and reduce where necessary
Lim Tean forms new political party, Peoples V which promises to involve citizens in the process of democracy
Former leader for the National Solidarity Party (NSP), Lim Tean has finally announced the formation of his new political party in Singapore called Peoples Voice. After filing an application with the Registry of Societies (ROS) earlier this year in April, it appears that the request has been finally approved.
In a 7-minute Facebook video, Lim Tean as party leader announced their most important promises which include a return of CPF withdrawal at age 55, making basic goods such as baby milk, rice, books and children’s clothes zero rate GST, slashing the Prime Minister’s salary by 70% and introducing a minimum wage.
He also stressed that Peoples Voice will involve the citizens in the process of democracy via referendums on major issues. Specifically, he promised to call for a referendum to ask whether the people would like to overturn the current Elected President since “We were robbed of choosing a president a year ago. Not a single vote was cast for the President that was installed last year.” He added, that the people can “cast afresh a new democratic vote for a President we can call our own.”
“Waste of time, waste of space” – Socio-political commentators slam new opposition party by ex-NSP sec-gen
Both noted socio-political commentators and netizens alike have slammed the founding of new opposition political party, the People’s Voice Party, led by former National Solidarity Party (NSP) secretary-general Lim Tean. 53-year-old Lim had led the NSP for barely two years before he left the party in May last year to strike out on his own.
Lim revealed on Facebook yesterday that the Registry of Societies approved his application to set up the new party last week. Announcing the new party, Lim made bold claims.
Besides claiming that his party is here to “be in government” and not just act as a check and balance to the ruling party, Lim told reporters that about 600 people have expressed interest to join his party. He added, “We will formally approve and admit them into the party later on.”
8 Populist Promises That Lim Tean Made As Leader Of People’s Voice
Populism has reached Singapore’s shores in the form of People’s Voice.
The party was officially launched by opposition politician Lim Tean earlier this week. Mr Lim launched it with a 7-minute video this week. People’s Voice becomes the 11th political party in Singapore, although it isn’t clear if it will join the newly-formed opposition coalition.
Here are 8 promises that Mr Lim has made as leader of People’s Voice:
- Return CPF at age 55
- Scrap GST increase
- Re-elect President
- Implement a minimum wage
- Slash ministerial pay
- Address cost of living
- Look into investments
- Dismantle monopolies