Tan Cheng Bock wishes S'poreans a happy National Day, shares PSP-made video critical of government

Tan said that the video is to salute the "spirit of Singapore".

Sulaiman Daud | August 08, 2019, 03:39 PM

Tan Cheng Bock, Secretary-General of the new Progress Singapore Party (PSP), has a national day message for everyone.

Tan said in a Facebook post on Aug. 8:

"On behalf of the Progress Singapore Party, I would like to wish all Singaporeans a Happy National Day!

This video is our Salute to the Singapore Spirit"

Tan shared a link to a YouTube video by PSP, which was also screened during the party launch on Aug. 3.

Video featuring regular S'poreans reminiscing about the past, and reflecting about the S'pore identity

The video opened with Tan's quote, "Is this in the interest of Singaporeans? I must look after the people".

It features Singaporeans reminiscing of better days, like when the Singaporean football team dominated in the Malaysia Cup:

Screen shot from PSP's YouTube video.

However, they are concerned with what they perceive as a rise in cost of living and poor work-life balance:

Screen shot from PSP's YouTube video.

It also includes a young Singaporean's criticisms of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) in government:

"The government has been reusing the same answers for the past 50 years. But I think in the new world that we have, these answers are no longer sufficient."

The video also made an appeal for multiracial unity and for people to come together to overcome the country's challenges:

Screen shot from PSP's YouTube video.

It echoes what Tan has been saying in his public appearances, namely that the "PAP has changed", and that he wants an "evolution, not a revolution".

The video concluded with Tan wishing all Singaporeans a Happy National Day, and a group video of the new party cheering "PSP".

Screen shot from PSP's YouTube video.

You can watch the video yourself below:


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Top image from PSP's YouTube video.