Monthly Archives: November 2012

Month: November 2012 SDP: Time to reinstate workers’ rights

The SDP will work towards bringing our labour laws in accordance with international standards, allowing Singaporean workers to organise themselves free from the NTUC’s control. Free trade cannot exist when one side does not have the freedom to organise and bargain.

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Month: November 2012 Dr Chee Soon Juan’s bankruptcy finally annulled

Written by Ng E-Jay 21 November 2012 Dr Chee Soon Juan, leader of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), has had his bankruptcy annulled. He was previously sued by Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Goh Chok Tong for defamation in 2001 and subsequently ordered to pay $500,000 in damages. He was made a bankrupt in 2006. The Official Assignee (OA)

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Month: November 2012 Singapore in 2022: Look at Plums to Quench the Thirst

These are big problems. The party knows it. If they are not solved by 2016, a portion of the 60% who have tolerated the pains and voted for it in 2011 may lose their tolerance and decide to switch sides. Then this would bring the party closer to the edge of the slippery slope.

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Month: November 2012 Housing choices alone do not ensure enough CPF for retirement

If the cost of living continues to grow at a faster pace than do wages, then by the time the current generation of Singaporeans is due to retire, they would find the purchasing power of their CPF savings to be grossly inadequate. Inflation would have eaten away their hard-earned savings.

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Month: November 2012 SDP responds to Lee Kuan Yew on housing

Singapore Democrats (link) 07 November 2012 Mr Lee Kuan Yew said on Sunday that public housing in Singapore “has to keep up with the rising aspirations of Singaporeans.” On this point, he is absolutely right. Unfortunately, the skyrocketing prices have left an entire generation of younger Singaporeans see their aspirations go up in smoke. This is why the SDP idea

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Month: November 2012 Get the basics of public housing right

The standard of living in Singapore has improved but the emotional and psychological quality of life has decreased over the years, with couples experiencing increased stress over their careers and finances, and being saddled with larger and larger mortgage debt but without a corresponding rise in their average incomes.

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Month: November 2012 SDP proposes non-open market flats in housing policy

Singapore Democrats (link) 05 November 2012 The SDP has proposed a new Non-Open Market, or NOM, scheme in public housing to help reduce prices of HDB flats. Under the scheme a segment of new HDB flats will be priced at cost minus the land “cost” that is currently factored into HDB prices. As a result, prices of flats will be

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