Monthly Archives: December 2007

Month: December 2007 SDP: Makes pledge to fight cost of living in 2008

SDP makes pledge to fight cost of living in 2008 Singapore Democrats 30 Dec 07 At its New Year gathering yesterday, the SDP told friends and supporters that it was gearing up for a campaign in 2008 against the PAP’s politics of greed and exploitation. Noting how the price for everyday commodities have risen beyond the means of working Singaporeans,

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Month: December 2007 Black Centrepoint 29 Dec 07

Thank you everyone who participated in Black Centrepoint 29 Dec 07! After the event, some of us proceeded to SDP New Year dinner at Queen’s Hotel. 

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Month: December 2007 Excellent ST Forum letter on Singaporeans being disadvantaged by indiscriminate hiring of foreign workers

ST Reader Ms Goh Bee Lian has written an outstanding letter on how Singaporeans are disadvantaged by indiscriminate hiring of foreigners who do not have a proper command of the English language. She was responding to a previous ST Forum letter by the Ministry of Manpower explaining how foreigners supplement Singapore’s workforce and why Singaporeans should seek to further enhance

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Month: December 2007 Only partial insurance payout for disabled man

This is another instance when we should question how far does insurance really protect us and provide for our dependents? To be sure, everyone needs insurance, especially those with dependents. But for cases involving Total and Permanent Disability (TPD), it is not so clear that our current insurance policies really offer the kind of protection we need. Take the case

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Month: December 2007 SDP sent protest letter to Malaysian High Commission on 17 Dec 07

Five members of the Singapore Democratic Party as well as other supporters handed a letter to the Malaysian High Commission, expressing their opposition to the crackdown on protesters in the country. The group, who all donned navy blue-collared T-shirts, included SDP Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan, his sister Siok Chin, and party chairman Gandhi Ambalam. They arrived in three cars at

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Month: December 2007 SDP Article: Stand up and live with honour

This article is reproduced with permission from the Singapore Democratic Party. Stand up and live with honour Singapore Democrats 14 Dec 07 Two million was not enough, three million was still too little, now Mr Lee Hsien Loong wants an additional $700,000 for his annual salary. His ministers want $500,000 more. The lust is unbridled. Without any resistance, they will

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Month: December 2007 Lawyers present petition to Law Society

On 10 Dec 07 Monday, lawyers Chia Ti Lik and M. Ravi presented a petition to the Law Society calling for the establishment of a human rights sub-committee within the Law Society and calling for a strengthening of the independence of the judiciary, amongst other matters. The content of the letter is as follows:

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Month: December 2007 SG Human Rights’ commemoration of Human Rights Day 2007 – photos

SG Human Rights commemorated Human Rights Day 2007 on 9 Dec at the Speaker’s Corner. Human Rights Day marks the anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 Dec 1948. Speakers included Mr Mohd Jufrie Mahmood, social activist Bridget Lew, SDP Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan, and lawyers Chia TiLik, and M.

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