08 Apr '11, 8am

Reform Party candidate Alec Tok quits

Reform Party candidate Alec Tok quits

IN the latest of a string of resignations from the Reform Party (RP), election candidate Alec Tok on Friday announced that he has quit the party. The 46-year-old is one of two election candidates that the party has announced so far, the other being secretary-general Kenneth Jeyaretnam. Speaking to the press at a hawker centre in Radin Mas - the ward which he is supposed to contest - Mr Tok said he quit over a list of 11 party protocols drawn up by Mr Jeyaretnam. He said he takes particular issue with two clauses in the list, which was shown to reporters on Friday. One states that central executive committee (CEC) members are subject to a three-month probation period, during which they can be asked to leave without any notice or reason needed. Another clause states that any CEC member who resigns will must agree to a three-month 'gardening leave' period, which bars him or h...

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