Monthly Archives: August 2009

Month: August 2009 Another PAP MP echoes SDP’s policies

By the Singapore Democrats 30 Aug 2009 Original link PAP MP Josephine Teo recently called on the Government to “re-tune” the Foreign Talent Policy (see report below). She says that this is to reduce our “over reliance” on foreign workers. If that sounds a wee bit familiar, that’s because the Singapore Democrats have been saying this for quite a while

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Month: August 2009 We need a minimum wage in Singapore

Arguments against a minimum wage in Singapore fail to take into account the responsibility of a Government to provide for its citizens by making sure there is always a level playing field for all, including working class Singaporeans. Such arguments also fail to consider the unique socio-economic circumstances Singapore is in.

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Month: August 2009 We, the Citizens pledge …

When Mr S Rajaratnam crafted the National Pledge, I don’t think he meant it to be just a New Year’s resolution. I believe he wrote it with conviction. It is not just an aspiration to be desired but a goal to be attained.

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Month: August 2009 ND message critique — the SDP’s response

EDITOR’s NOTE: The Singapore Democrats have re-iterated that the party leadership is one with the video presentation, in both form and substance. They also thank Mr Andrew Loh and Ms Tng Ying Hui for their effort in providing their valuable critique, and welcome it graciously. By the Singapore Democrats 19 Aug 2009 Original link We note the critique of Ms

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Month: August 2009 Social cohesion and religious harmony: Look who’s the complacent one

I wonder how sincere PM Lee was when he said promoted the idea of discussing race and religion in an open but considered manner in order to clear the air surrounding various issues. Many a time, it is the mainstream media and the Government that tells Singaporeans what can and cannot be said, and then organizes dialogues in which they make sure dissent is expressed in a highly controlled fashion, and only on terms which they approve.

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