Saturday, June 23, 2007

A new opposition party

Mr JB Jeyaretnam's new Reform Party is taking shape. Edmund Ng from the National Solidarity Party (NSP) has quit the party and will join the Reform Party.

Unlike most people, I think it's a good idea for JBJ to start a new party. His relationship with the Worker's Party is shot and there is a chance the Reform Party could end up the biggest opposition party after the next general election. All they need to to win 2 seats, and that's it. Hard, but not impossible.

It's the flip-side of how successful the PAP has been crushing all opposition in Singapore. A new party can just pop up and be the biggest opposition party even if it has no history behind it. And even that is not a problem for the Reform Party as JBJ is at the helm. Fireworks is in the air.

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