The Singapore Reform Party was founded by convicted terrorist, Baldev Naidu (imprisoned in the U.S.), and supposed hedge fund operator Kenneth Jeyaretnam.
The Reform Party is now imploding. (Baldev Naidu and Kenneth Jeyaretnam were first exposed on this website.)
Kenneth Jeyaretnam is the brother of Philip Jeyaretnam, the associate of Helen Yeo, the lady whose unsavory connections run from Myanmar to Afghanistan to Morocco. Helen Yeo’s husband, disgraced Singapore cabinet minister Yeo Cheow Tong, now works for James Tjahaja Riady who paid record $8.6 million in criminal fines and plead guilty to a felony charge in the U.S.
Reform Party Chairman Mr. Tan Tee Seng resigned yesterday. His resignation comes just a day after at least 20 members, including key Reform Party appointment holders and potential candidates, left the Party. More resignations are expected in the coming weeks.
Mr. Tan is the third chairperson to leave the Reform Party since Kenneth Jeyaretnam took control of the Party as Secretary-General in April 2009.
The Reform Party’s first chairperson, Ng Teck Siong, left the party in April 2009, criticizing Kenneth Jeyaretnam as “weak and infirm of purpose.”
On February 23rd Kenneth Jeyaretnam released a statement calculated to cover up an alleged bribe made by the Reform Party.
According to Jeyaretnam, at the last Reform Party meeting, several members refused to attend, because “they had witnessed, whilst being kept waiting, two prospective candidates give packets of money to one of the CEC,” one of the party’s Central Executive Committee.
Kenneth Jeyaretnam continued, “Subsequently the SG [Kenneth Jeyaretnam, himself] was made aware of the letter of complaint and spoke to the recipient who admitted to receiving $400 from the candidates.” The recipient of the alleged bribe was a Muslim member of the Reform Party, Mohd Affendy bin Abdul Rahim.
Even though Kenneth Jeyaretnam, head of the Reform Party “recommended that the Party deal with the complaint and answer the questions raised,” the party refused.
Obviously, Kenneth Jeyaretnam has lost the respect and control of his party.