31 Jan '12, 10am

To lose one party may be regarded as a misfortune, but three? - the problem of no succession & institution memory.

This is almost a replay of the break-up of the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) in 2010. The SDA then comprised the SPP, the Singapore Justice Party and the the Singapore Malay National Organisation (PKMS). But Chiam’s main antagonist was none other than SPP’s own Desmond Lim, who had for years been his right-hand man helping him run the Potong Pasir Town Council when Chiam was the member of parliament for the constituency. Desmond had a parallel job as secretary-general of the SDA, and over time, he began to complain bitterly that Chiam would not respect the confederal nature of the SDA, wanting to reserve all power to himself. In that crisis, Desmond had the support of SJP and PKMS.

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