09 September 2015
It has been an election season in which he spoke in Mandarin and sang in Hokkien, focused on bread-and-butter issues and tugged at the heartstrings of Singaporeans.
With these signs of change in the leader of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), the re-evaluation of Dr Chee Soon Juan has begun.
Under Dr Chee, the SDP has morphed from being like a non-governmental organisation that is adversarial and non-compromising to a political party that seeks to identify with people and their concerns, said political analyst Gillian Koh.
… S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies’ Assoc Prof Alan Chong felt that Dr Chee has found his calling “all over again” in this GE.
“In the career of most politicians, there are periods when they have to spend some time in the wilderness before finding that right moment where (their) ambition, charisma and message align with the needs of the audience, and only then, at this special moment, this person makes a comeback,” he said. “I don’t want to sound pre-emptive and overly optimistic, (but) this looks like a moment made for Dr Chee —GE2015.”
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