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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:55:24 PM
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Lim Tean, Founder of political party People’s Voice, is all set to organise a rally titled Abuse of Process at Hong Lim Park on 26 January from 4.00pm to 7pm.

Announcing this news on his Facebook page, the Singaporean politician and lawyer, said that one of the speakers that will be joining the rally is Leong Sze Hian.

Would it be wrong if "Founder" were in lowercase?

Thanks.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:23:50 PM

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No - generally it wouldn't be wrong.

The capital letter shows that his title - his 'post' or job-title - is "Founder".

It means that he is not the current Chairman or President or anything else. He may have held one of those posts in the past, but he has now stepped back and left the running of the party to others. He is simply "The Founder".

If he founded the party and he still runs it as Chairman, it would most correctly be:
Lim Tean, founder and Chairman of political party People’s Voice . . .

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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:34:17 PM
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Thanks, DragOnspeaker.

Mr Lim Tean founded "People's Voice" only recently.


Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:56:41 PM

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Hi again!
OK - I don't know the organisation of political parties in Singapore.
In Britain, the leader of a party is called the Leader - after an election the Prime Minister is always Leader of the winning party.

Quite likely, if the party has only recently been founded, his title really IS "Founder", so it's better with the capital letter.


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