Brad Bowyer, former member of People’s Voices (PV), took to his Facebook on Monday (15 July) to announce that he has joined Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party (PSP).
“It is time Singapore stopped regressing and started PROGRESSING again. I am proud to be part of this movement,” he wrote.
Mr Bowyer initially served as Lim Tean’s Shadow Minister for National Development at PV, but abruptly left the party on March 24 just days after the announcement of his position.
As for PSP, it is a new political party set up by former presidential candidate and former People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Tan Cheng Bock and it received formal approval from the Registry of Societies on 28 March 2019.
Dr Tan had made the application to form PSP earlier this year on 16 Jan alongside “twelve likeminded Singaporeans” including “some ex-PAP cadres”. The symbol of the party which was unveiled in April is a red palm tree.
The party, which was supposed to be launched in June, was postponed after it failed to receive police approval for its permits.
Dr Tan first said that the official launch of the party was scheduled for 16 June 2019 at EXPO Hall 5. Unfortunately, the Police Permit and other related permits such as the Public Entertainment License are still pending, says Dr Tan, meaning that they have to postpone the launch.
TOC understands that the party will be having its official launch later this month.