Heavier Responsibilities For Next-Gen Leaders In Workers’ Party’s Highest Decision-Making Body
These are exciting times for the Workers’ Party.
In just under a week, Singapore’s largest Opposition party has undergone great changes:
- Former Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang steps down as party leader to make way for Pritam Singh
- WP Constitution undergoes its first major review in six decades
- A new Central Executive Committee (CEC) roster
The key takeaway from these changes is perhaps that Mr Low is stepping down from key appointments as well.
A clear indication of his willingness to let the next generation take over the mantle of leadership.
CEC’s new look
The latest reshuffle involves various key roles within the upper echelons of the Opposition party.
Outgoing members include Mr Low, Mr Png Eng Huat and Mr Chen Show Mao — all Aljunied MPs.
WP’s current flock of NCMPs have all been handed heavier responsibilities.
Mr Dennis Tan will be handing the keys to the treasury to former NCMP Gerald Giam and succeeding Hougang MP Png Eng Huat as organising secretary.
Dr Daniel Goh will be taking up the same mantle.
Mr Leon Perera will occupy Mr Giam’s recently vacated seat as president of the Workers’ Party Youth Wing.
Passing of the torch
Mr Low isn’t completely out of the picture yet.
He remains one of five MPs in Parliament representing Aljunied GRC.
But it’s a clear sign that his intention is to slowly let the young guns take the reigns.
We wish the members of the new CEC as well as Mr Singh the best in their duties.
The members of the new CEC are:
- Mr Chen Show Mao
- Mr Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap
- Mr Gerald Giam
- Dr Daniel Goh
- Mr Firuz Khan
- Ms Lee Li Lian
- Mr Leon Perera
- Mr Low Thia Khiang
- Mr Png Eng Huat
- Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong
- Mr Terence Tan
- Dr John Yam Poh Nam
Featured image from The Workers’ Party.