Former Workers Party member announces plans to groom future political activists
A former senior member of the Workers Party has announced plans to groom future political activists.
Mr Goh Meng Seng, who quit WP over a posting he made on the Internet last November, is forming a group that will be under the ambit of a non-government organisation.
The group is aimed at aimed at cultivating young talent for future General Elections.
Members will be exposed to media and speech training, and be versed in political education and the running of a political campaign.
Speaking to 938LIVE, Mr Goh, who has since joined the National Solidarity Party, said opposition parties here need to have a systematic way to renew its leadership.
"Our aim is actually to build up the political system towards a more balanced system with more checks and balance and more political participation, so we actually have a systematic way of grooming future political leaders. It's not only for opposition, it's non-partisan in that sense."
The group is in its planning stage and is likely to be up later this year.
Mr Goh hopes to groom 84 candidates to fill all the contested seats in future elections.
The 37 year old will also work with NSP in developing the training programme.
Generally speaking, it is a very accurate report on my interview without much distortions.
I have chosen to break this news to 93.8Live exclusively basically because I think the broadcast journalist has shown sincerity. Furthermore, there will be less tendency of distortion due to the fact that they need to broadcast the original sound bites.
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