SDP on the CPF protest saga: Criticise if we must but let us also encourage

RoyHuiHui

Singapore Democratic Party
30 September 2014

Much acrimony has emanated from the Return Our CPF protest at Hong Lim Park last Saturday. As complex and difficult as things are, let us focus on what we can all learn from the episode.

First, Mr Roy Ngerng and Ms Han Hui Hui should offer an apology to the children and parents who were present at the event and were affected by the protest.

Roy has asked to meet with the children and parents to apologise to them. This is the right thing to do.

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SDP only interested to make life better for Singaporeans

Singapore Democrats

Some have wondered if the SDP’s citing of Mr Fandi Ahmad’s and Mr Terry Pathmanathan’s cases was because they were well-known Singaporeans.

This is not so. The Singapore Democrats have, in the past, also highlighted cases of Singaporeans who were not prominent at all.

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SDP unveils six-point plan to control population

Singapore Democrats
14 February 2013

The SDP launched our alternative policy entitled Building A People: Sound Policies For A Secure Future this evening to deal with the problems of immigration and population in Singapore.

As the title suggests, the focus of the paper is on the people and how we can take care of their future and their needs.

Our policy is aimed at lowering the number of foreign workers currently in Singapore as well as tightening the entry of foreigners into the country in the near future thus creating an environment where Singaporeans can thrive and enjoy a high quality of life.

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SDP: Let there be a fair contest of ideas

December 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Singapore Democrats (link)

We are clear about what we are against. What is less clear is what we are for. This outlook pretty much sums up what opposition politics has been since the 1960s.

Persecuted and hammered in every conceivable manner, opposition parties have been deprived of the expertise and resources to craft an alternative vision for Singapore.

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SDP to contest in Punggol East by-election

December 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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Singapore Democrats (link)
27 December 2012

The SDP has drawn up comprehensive policies which address the concerns and worries of our fellow Singaporeans. We look forward to putting our policies before the voters of Punggol East and give Singaporeans a chance to vote for an alternative to the PAP. These policies are:

1. To introduce the Singaporeans First policy where Singaporeans are given priority in employment and to stop the 6.5 million population target (see Singaporeans Come First, the full policy paper will be published soon),

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Frightening details of press interference: Review of ‘My Straits Times Story’

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Singapore Democrats (link)
Paul Ananth Tambyah

OB Markers: My Straits Times Story by Cheong Yip Seng, former Editor-in-Chief of the Singapore Press Holdings.

This is an extraordinary book. Right from the very first chapter, to the last, it is full of detailed revelations about the mainstream media in Singapore. It is an incredible resource for those trying to understand the control of the media and Singapore’s brand of self-censorship. Indirectly, this book is invaluable in helping to explain the dominance of one political party through its “symbiotic” relationship to all the mainstream print media in our country.

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Vincent Wijeysingha: High prices, low wages will lead to crisis

December 21, 2012 by · 3 Comments
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Singapore Democrats (link)

Dr Vincent Wijeysingha recently spoke at the Online/Offline forum held last weekend where he talked about the current economic arrangements in Singapore and its implications for our future. Below is the text of his speech.

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The issue we are addressing today – and the incident that gave rise to it – is a serious one and has wide ramifications for societal stability.

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SDP: By-election is must for PM’s moral authority

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Singapore Democratic Party Press Release
13 December 2012

The Prime Minister cannot avoid calling for a by-election in Punggol East SMC without inflicting severe damage to his and his party’s political and moral standing.

Mr Michael Palmer resigned not just as a Member of Parliament but also as Speaker. His stepping down has left a gaping hole in the legislature that cannot be ignored or papered over. More importantly, voters of Punggol East have been badly let down and they deserve the opportunity to elect another representative.

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SDP: No to fare increase

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Singapore Democratic Party Press Release
09 December 2012

Transport Minister Mr Lui Tuck Yew says that bus fares may have to go up in order to accommodate wage increases of bus drivers. The SDP makes it clear that such a move is reprehensible and unacceptable.

The reason is two-fold: One, transport operators have been registering healthy profits in past years to the tune of tens of millions of dollars on the back of the Singaporean public. At the same time, bus drivers have been deprived of fair wages.

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The propaganda campaign against the striking bus drivers

Vincent Wijeysingha (link)
06 December 2012

It should come as no surprise to an informed Singaporean that the government, its agencies such as Reach Singapore and proxy agencies such as Media Corp are engaged in a massive public relations exercise to guide public response to the SMRT bus drivers’ strike.

When 22 young persons were arrested under Operation Spectrum in May 1987, the then Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) used every means at its disposal to propagate the government’s case. We now know it to be propaganda designed to eliminate criticisms of government policy particularly in relation to labour and poverty.

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