In a statement on the Reform Party’s website on August 5, Charles Yeo, a 30-year-old lawyer who stood in the Ang Mo Kio GRC during the recent general election will serve as chairman of the party on a probationary basis as part of the party’s process to “renew the ranks” after GE2020.
Yeo said that he is hopeful about the future and pledged to do his best, he is also looking forward to supporting secretary-general Kenneth Jeyaretnam.
However, Andy Zhu, the former chairman of the party, objected by posting on Facebook, saying: “This is an undemocratic stance by the SG Kenneth Jeyaretnam to make this announcement of new appointments while the matters and allegations against the Party Chair and Treasurer are not finalised. To my understanding, the CEC are deliberating over the issues.”
He added: “In the meantime, there should not be any new appointments until a decision had been taken and the party constitution allows 14 days for the rights of appeal.”