SINGAPORE: Progress Singapore Party founder Tan Cheng Bock on Monday (Jun 3) said that the party will postpone its launch date as it is still waiting for the relevant event permits.
In a Facebook post, Dr Tan said he was “disappointed” to announce the postponement of the launch, which was originally scheduled to take place on Jun 15 at EXPO Hall 5.
He said the postponement was due to the fact that the police permit for the event and other related permits such as the Public Entertainment Licence are pending.
“I have told my organising team that we should comply with all the permits required for the event, no matter how many there are. We are currently looking at a new launch date of end June or sometime in July,” he said.
POLICE, IMDA "PROACTIVELY ENGAGED" PSP
On Monday evening, the Singapore Police Force issued a statement saying the suggestion that there was a delay in granting the relevant permits to PSP for its launch was "untrue".
The police and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) had contacted the party's chairman Mr Wang Swee Chuang several times to facilitate the application process, the statement said.
"The police and IMDA had proactively engaged Mr Wang several times to get details of the event and were processing the applications, with the intention of facilitating their approval before the planned event date.
"PSP has since postponed the event, without further contacting police," the police said.
In April, Dr Tan announced the formal registration of the Progress Singapore Party.
Later that month, he unveiled the party’s logo - a palm tree which he said signified growth, purpose, strength and life.