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Lim Tean's uncertain future as pending claims against him amounts to S$1.3 million

Jun 16, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

Opposition figure Lim Tean's potential candidacy for the upcoming Singapore General Elections may be hanging by a thread owing to pending claims against him amounting to S$1.3 million.

The information was disclosed in a screenshot posted by netizen "aniared" on Reddit today (Jun 16).

According to the screenshot, the companies filing claims against Lim are:

1. SING WING (I & E) Pte Ltd for a total of S$650,000.00 (filed on 12/05/2020)
2. DBS BANK LTD for a total of S$550,000.00 (filed on 31/10/2019)
3. HUANG MIN for a total of S$150,000.00 (filed on 14/12/2018)

All 3 cases currently have their status marked as "Pending".

Lim who is also the leader of People's Voice Party (PVP) may be on the brink of bankrtupcy if claims against him are successful. He has so far not commented on the matter.

Lim started PVP in 2018, when it became the 11th political party in Singapore. At the time, he said that it would not follow the traditional forms of other political parties. He was quoted as saying: “I am the party leader, but we do not have the secretary-general position in the party. We are doing things differently.”

Some of the issues that Lim promised to deal with were the salaries of ministers and water prices.

Previous to the founding of PVP, Mr Lim had been the Secretary-General of the National Solidarity Party from 30 August 2015 to 18 May 2017.

As a lawyer, he was thrust into national prominence when he represented Leong Sze Hian, a blogger, in the case brought against him by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.