An SDP team held a walkabout at the ABC Market at Brickworks last Sunday, led by CEC members Bryan Lim and Mohd Isa, as well as former Sembawang GRC candidate Dr James Gomez.
Singapore’s ruling elite has engaged in complex games with China and Taiwan because they want both sides of the pie. They want to have their cake and eat it, so to speak.
The Singapore government, over the years, has made numerous refinements and calibrations to existing laws and policies, so that the government continues to have very flexible tools at its disposal to stifle or intimidate as it sees fit.
A statement issued by Singapore’s former ISA detainees We welcome Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s announcement that his government would repeal the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the Emergency Ordinance. He said the changes are aimed at “having a modern, mature and functioning democracy which will continue to preserve public order, ensure greater civil liberties… Continue reading
Written by Ng E-Jay 19 September 2011 A very significant political development happened in Malaysia last week. On Thursday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA) would be completely repealed, along with the 1969 Emergency Ordinance which also allows for detention without trial. According to PM Najib’s press… Continue reading
ST forum page 13 September 2011 THE stark choice between motherhood and professional advancement presented in Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s comments to Ms Joan Sim is not new (‘A PhD’s fine, but what about love and babies?’; last Tuesday). In 1983, he said: ‘We shouldn’t get our women into jobs where they cannot, at the… Continue reading
This youtube video features the theme song of the 1983 Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) propaganda drama serial about National Service, entitled 新兵小传 (Diaries of National Service). Starring Huang Wenyong (黄文永), Jeffrey Wong (王昱清) and Ang Puay Heng (洪培兴), this mandarin drama serial was aired during SBC prime time and was watched by over a million… Continue reading
It is clear that more and more Singaporeans are beginning to understand and support the SDP’s coherent and well-defined alternative ideology.
The four candidates who filed their nomination papers covered the whole gamut of the ideological spectrum from left to right. With such a contrast, how can the presidential election be above politics?
Singapore Democrats 30 August 2011 The SDP cautioned Singaporeans against electing Dr Tony Tan as President of Singapore because Dr Tan is very much a part of the system designed to shield the financial reserves from the people’s scrutiny, in particular the operations of the GIC (see here and here). Dr Tan was at the… Continue reading