SINGAPORE - The National Solidarity Party has appointed Hazel Poa as acting secretary-general following the resignation of its previous secretary-general last week.
The party's president Sebastian Teo said in a statement today that the central executive committee (CEC) had arrived at the decision at a meeting yesterday.
"In view of the need to focus on preparations for the next General Election, the CEC felt this would not be an appropriate time to call for a Party Congress to elect a new secretary-general," he said.
He added that Ms Poa will carry out the duties of the secretary-general until a Party Congress is called.
The party's former secretary-general Tan Lam Siong stepped down last Wednesday, less than five months after he was elected to the position.
The NSP said in a statement that day that he was quitting to "focus more on his passion for social and community work, and charitable pursuits".
Mr Tan remains a "congress member", or cadre member, with voting powers in the party.