Chee once held the esteemed position of a psychology lecturer at the National University of Singapore. He was sacked in 1993 for "misappropriating research funds". He claimed that he was the victim of a political vendetta as he was in rival political party SDP at that time.
In previous elections he was sued into bankruptcy for defamation and arrested several times preventing his participation in politics. He now currently serves as the leader of the Singapore Democratic Party and will be contesting the 2016 elections.