Monthly Archives: May 2010

Month: May 2010 Sell the SDP “product” to the political “customer”? No thanks

By the Singapore Democrats 25 May 2010 A letter writer to the Straits Times Forum has accused Dr Chee Soon Juan for losing the plot and making “tired ramblings”, among other things. He advises Dr Chee to re-invent himself and to sell the SDP as a “product” to the Singaporean “customer”. But Forum Editor Mr Yap Koon Hong has refused

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Month: May 2010 Opacity from MAS concerning some foreign stock counters

Written by Ng E-Jay 28 May 2010 The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been discreetly compelling stock brokers in Singapore to impose trading restrictions on certain foreign stock counters, particularly Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). Affected counters can no longer be purchased. ETNs are senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt securities issued by an underwriting bank. Their value is tied to a

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Month: May 2010 My awakening: political education of an ordinary Singaporean student

By Natalie Koh, for the Singapore Democrats 27 May 2010 I am an ordinary Singaporean student who, until now, has been brainwashed like many of you. Now I know the ugly truth. I’d like to share my experience with you about my struggle in taking off the blindfold the PAP has tied on me for years. I believe it is

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Month: May 2010 Dissent leads to creative thinking that is essential for productivity

By the Singapore Democrats, 20 May 2010 In a letter to the Straits Times, writer Mr Peter Heng said that dissent has little to do with productivity. Dr Chee Soon Juan’s reply to Mr Heng has been censored. The Straits Times has refused to publish Dr Chee’s reply (see here). Another letter writer advised Dr Chee to work with other

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Month: May 2010 Goh Keng Swee leaves behind some unanswered questions

Source: TheStar, 22 May 2010 (Seah Chiang Nee) He engineered Singapore’s industrialisation and overall economy, transforming the country from a squatter city into an affluent, modern city state. Ironically, few Singaporeans under 30 know much about him. AS Singapore continues to search for potential leaders, it is bidding a fond farewell to a brilliant pioneer who helped to build its

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Month: May 2010 Young Liberals and Democrats from Asia’s (YLDA) workshop: Building an effective secretariat

By the Singapore Democrats 23 May 2010 The opening day of the Young Liberals and Democrats from Asia’s (YLDA) workshop saw participation from Asian youths representing various political parties and NGOs, including several from Singapore. The first topic of discussion was on the role and structure of an organisation’s secretariat. Workshop participants were required to brainstorm in small groups on

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Month: May 2010 The PAP system works? Then why are so many leaving?

By the Singapore Democrats 19 May 2010 The Straits Times recently published a host of letters attacking Dr Chee Soon Juan. When the SDP secretary-general replied, Forum Editor Mr Yap Koon Hong said that Dr Chee had unfairly cast aspersions on the integrity of the newspaper and said that unless he retracted his statements, the Straits Times will not publish

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Month: May 2010 Words of tribute and remembrance for Dr Goh Keng Swee

Dr Wong Wee Nam, Dr Patrick Kee, and Dr Marvin Leong pen words of remembrance and tribute for the late Dr Goh Keng Swee, architect of Singapore’s modern economy. Written by Ng E-Jay 17 May 2010 Former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Goh Keng Swee passed away last Friday at his home in Siglap at the age of 91, after battling

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Month: May 2010 Dr Goh Keng Swee dies

Source: Straits Times, 14 May 2010 FORMER Deputy Prime Minister and Singapore’s economic architect Goh Keng Swee died early on Friday morning after a long illness. He was 91. Dr Goh Keng Swee will be remembered, above all, for his role as one of the prime architects of Singapore’s economic success. Many of the key milestones in Singapore’s journey from

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Month: May 2010 John Tan: SDP and PKR must come together more

By the Singapore Democrats 13 May 2010 The SDP attended a fund-raising dinner organised by the Parti KeAdilan Rakyat (People’s Justice Party) in Johor Bahru last weekend. It was a huge affair attended by more than 1,000 guests, including party leaders such as Messrs Anwar Ibrahim and Chua Jui Meng, Malaysia’s former health minister. SDP’s Chee Soon Juan was invited

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