On 2 March 1981, the then Secretary-General of NTUC Lim Chee Onn, appointed a Pro-tem Committee chaired by Mr Suktwindar Singh to look into the formation of a union to represent members of the electronic and electrical division of SILO and PIEU. On 14 July 1981, the United Workers of Electronic and Electrical Industries (hereafter UWEEI) was formally registered with the Register of Trade Unions.



Empress Place Building


The Asian Civilisation Museum first opened its doors at the Old Tao Nan School building on 22 April 1997 at Armenian Street, with exhibits largely centred on Chinese civilisation. With the restoration of the Empress Place Building, the museum established its new flagship museum there on 2 March 2003, rapidly expanding the collection to other areas of Asia.



In 2010, Chiam See Tong tried to bring the Reform Party into the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA). He reportedly accepted the conditions the Reform Party set out for joining the alliance, however the terms of entry were opposed by other members of the SDA's Council who blocked the move. Chiam also suffered a mild stroke in 2008, following which he had to cut back on some of his political activities, and this led some members of the SDA's Council to question whether he was able to properly fulfil his role of Chairman of the alliance. On 28 February 2011, the SDA's Council voted to relieve Chiam of his role as chairman, however the Council stressed that they still hoped to field Chiam as a candidate at the next general election. (Chiam had earlier announced that he planned to stand in a GRC rather than in the Potong Pasir SMC at the next general election.) But two days later, on 2 March 2011, Chiam announced that the Singapore People's Party was withdrawing from the SDA, and that he would stand under the banner of the SPP instead of the SDA at the next general election.