Progress Singapore Party member Kumaran Pillai was asked by a few journalists about the state of opposition unity in the upcoming General Elections (GE). He answered that there is a loose alliance among the larger parties. These parties have a mutual respect and understanding to avoid 3-cornered fights.
Kumaran Pillai also said that certain "fringe parties" have been very reckless by going on a head-on collision course. His comments could mean that certain smaller parties are eyeing constituencies which larger parties have been working on or planning to contest in.
However he believes in democracy, and having a plurality of voices is a good thing. Therefore he still encourages all parties to contest in the GE if they really feel that they are bringing something extra to the table.
While these "fringe parties" remain unnamed, netizens have long suspected that certain political parties have been planted by the PAP to be a mole. Some have accused these parties of serving to sully the opposition image or disrupting opposition unity by contesting in 3-cornered fights during GE. Though it may seem unbelievable, Singapore politics has seen planted moles who have tried to discredit the larger parties or their Secretary-Generals.