SDP’s open letter to all opposition supporters

By the Singapore Democrats 29 Mar 2010 Written by Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-General The report in the Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao (29 Mar 10) quoted Ms Lina Loh (Mr Chiam See Tong’s wife) as saying that I was the one who ousted Mr Chiam from the SDP. The report also quoted her as… Continue reading

Minimum wage and productivity take centre stage at SDP forum

By the Singapore Democrats 28 March 2010 Economic concerns such as the issue of foreign workers, income inequality and falling productivity took centre stage today at the public forum organised by the SDP. A panel of five speakers comprising of Messrs John Tan, Jufrie Mahmood, Sylvester Lim and Gandhi Ambalam were on hand to present… Continue reading

Cooling-off day may lead to heated confusion

(This article was originally written for The Online Citizen.) Written by Ng E-Jay 16 March 2010 Three bills were tabled in Parliament last week to amend the Constitution as well as the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections Acts. The proposed changes include raising the maximum number of Non-Constituency MPs from six to nine, making the Nominated MP… Continue reading salutes Tak Boleh Tahan protesters

Written by Ng E-Jay 12 March 2010 On Thursday 11 March, the Tak Boleh Tahan protestors who congregated outside Parliament House almost exactly two years ago to call on the government to help the poor cope with escalating prices were convicted of assembly and procession without a permit. The protesters conducted the event peacefully and… Continue reading

Should treatment of chronic and terminal illnesses in Singapore enjoy better subsidies?

(This article was originally written for The Online Citizen.) Written by Ng E-Jay 09 March 2010 French virologist Professor Francoise Barre-Sinoussi was one of the co-discoverers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) some 27 years ago. Today, she has taken Singapore to task for failing to provide free treatment for HIV sufferers, who form one of… Continue reading condemns Gopalan Nair’s actions in the strongest possible terms

Written by Ng E-Jay 08 March 2010 On Sunday, former Singapore opposition politician turned Californian lawyer Gopalan Nair perpetrated an idiotic prank in which he alleged that Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew had suffered a heart attack and had been warded at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). But barely 24 hours later, he revealed that it… Continue reading

Law enforcement nightmare at Geylang

Written by Ng E-Jay 08 March 2010 Is Singapore’s red-light district turning into a law enforcement nightmare for the authorities? It was reported in one of the Chinese papers that in June 2007, a group of 200 gangsters harassed and assaulted four policemen during a late night raid on an illegal gambling den near Geylang… Continue reading