Goh Meng Seng, a notorious troublemaker who lost 3 elections in the past two decades since 2006, is now causing havoc ahead of the General Election – this time threatening other opposition parties to not contest in the constituencies he “choped” (reserved).
Creating a shell opposition party called PPP in 2015 to make himself the leader and ensure his candidacy participation in the upcoming 2020 GE, Goh Meng Seng wrote on Facebook saying that he wants to go into three corner fights with other opposition parties in the name of “democracy”:
“Our Alliance may go into a big clash with PSP led by Dr Tan Cheng Bock as talks have not been fruitful so far… While it is regrettable that our Alliance may inevitably walk into 3 corner fights but in the Spirit of Democracy, that’s the Contest of Ideas and Ideals. Even if it is a 3 Corner Fight, we will fight it gentlemanly. Do not need to push blame on who is at fault because no one is at fault.”
Goh Meng Seng first joined the Workers’ Party to contest in the 2006 election, and he then left the party after losing at Aljunied GRC. Clearly unpopular with the people, Goh Meng Seng was described by many as a troublemaker. He later party hopped to NSP, and failed twice more in the 2011 and 2015 elections.
The 50 year old whose occupation is not made public, is notorious for his gaffes in 2015, where he got into an argument on the internet over his belief in “UFOs and aliens”. Goh Meng Seng is also a strong critic of Workers’ Party and their leader Low Thia Khiang, where he sided with the PAP to attack the Opposition, accusing the WP of raiding town council funds.
Like other shell opposition parties e.g. Reform Party, RDU and NSP, Goh Meng Seng became vocal recently to hijack on the wave of anti-PAP support created by others like news media States Times Review.