Them's fightin' words

Tan Kin Lian used to be a powerful guy in Singapore. He was the head of NTUC Income, one of Singapore’s biggest insurers. He was a senior member of the PAP, the party that’s held a monopoly on power in Singapore since it gained sovereignty. He was a classic Singapore apparatchik.

But he’s retired now - and he’s writing blog posts comparing Singapore to Animal Farm.

And organising protests.

And speculating about running for office as an opposition member.

And giving Singapore’s famously fractious opposition parties some much-needed advice.

This could get interesting.