Wendy Low and Terence Soon are the newly appointed Heads of the Progress Singapore Party’s new Women’s and Youth Wings, respectively. They sat down with PJ Thum in advance of the launch of the PSP’s new Women’s Wing on 30 Jan 2021. In part 1 of this interview, they talked to PJ about why they decided to join politics, what they hope to achieve in politics, and about the PSP and their own values and vision for Singapore. Wendy also talks about the new Women’s Wing, the challenges of building a new political party from scratch in Singapore, and some important women’s issues.

Watch the Progress Singapore Party Women’s Wing launch at 11am on Saturday, 30 January 2021, at the PSP Facebook and YouTube pages. Speakers include PreetiPls, Joanne Soo, Nurul Fathiah, and Hazel Poa. Hosted by Anita Kapoor.

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Thum Ping Tjin

Thum Ping Tjin (“PJ”) is Managing Director of New Naratif and founding director of Project Southeast Asia, an interdisciplinary research centre on Southeast Asia at the University of Oxford. A Rhodes Scholar, Commonwealth Scholar, Olympic athlete, and the only Singaporean to swim the English Channel, his work centres on Southeast Asian governance and politics. His most recent work is Living with Myths in Singapore (Ethos: 2017, co-edited with Loh Kah Seng and Jack Chia). He is creator of “The History of Singapore” podcast, available on iTunes. Reach him at pingtjin.thum@newnaratif.com.