Progress Singapore Party elects new Central Executive Committee

Progress Singapore Party elects new Central Executive Committee

SINGAPORE: The Progress Singapore Party PSP has elected a new Central Executive Committee CEC on Sunday, with Mr Francis Yuen leaving his position as secretary-general.

The 73-year-old who took over the role two years ago will be a member of the opposition party founded in 2019 by Dr Tan Cheng Bock, a former lawmaker with the People's Action Party.

He was appointed executive chairman of an overseas publicly listed company, so his new position will make it hard for him to lead the party, according to the PSP in a press release.

A new secretary-general of the PSP will be announced at a later date. The CNA understands that the new 12 member CEC plans to appoint its office holders on March 29.

Vice-chairman Wang Swee Chuang and youth wing head Jess Chua stepped down from the committee, which is the party's top decision-making body.

Dr Tan, whom Mr Yuen had succeeded as secretary-general, remains the PSP's chairman and a member of the CEC.

It is hard to work in the CEC, according to Dr Tan, who praised the previous committee elected in April 2021.

He complimented the two non-constituency Members of Parliament NCMPs - Mr Leong Mun Wai and Ms Hazel Poa - for performing well in Parliament.