The best deterrence to violent crime is the certainty of detection and conviction

December 31, 2012 by · 3 Comments
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Written by Ng E-Jay
31 December 2012

Singapore’s Law Minister Mr K. Shanmugam has reaffirmed the use of the death penalty in connection with violent crime, notably, the recent murder charge brought against the Indian rapists who sexually violated, disemboweled, and dismembered a young woman in New Delhi. This horrific attack resulted in her death on Saturday at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

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SDP: Let there be a fair contest of ideas

December 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Singapore Democrats (link)

We are clear about what we are against. What is less clear is what we are for. This outlook pretty much sums up what opposition politics has been since the 1960s.

Persecuted and hammered in every conceivable manner, opposition parties have been deprived of the expertise and resources to craft an alternative vision for Singapore.

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Let us have a clean, multi-cornered contest in Punggol East SMC

December 28, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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Written by Ng E-Jay
28 December 2012

Besides the PAP and WP, there are at least three other political parties that have indicated an interest in contesting Punggol East SMC. They are the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA), and the Reform Party (RP). Even former Singapore People’s Party (SPP) candidate Benjamin Pwee has also expressed an inclination to throw his hat into the ring as an independent candidate.

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SDP to contest in Punggol East by-election

December 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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Singapore Democrats (link)
27 December 2012

The SDP has drawn up comprehensive policies which address the concerns and worries of our fellow Singaporeans. We look forward to putting our policies before the voters of Punggol East and give Singaporeans a chance to vote for an alternative to the PAP. These policies are:

1. To introduce the Singaporeans First policy where Singaporeans are given priority in employment and to stop the 6.5 million population target (see Singaporeans Come First, the full policy paper will be published soon),

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Frightening details of press interference: Review of ‘My Straits Times Story’

December 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Singapore Democrats (link)
Paul Ananth Tambyah

OB Markers: My Straits Times Story by Cheong Yip Seng, former Editor-in-Chief of the Singapore Press Holdings.

This is an extraordinary book. Right from the very first chapter, to the last, it is full of detailed revelations about the mainstream media in Singapore. It is an incredible resource for those trying to understand the control of the media and Singapore’s brand of self-censorship. Indirectly, this book is invaluable in helping to explain the dominance of one political party through its “symbiotic” relationship to all the mainstream print media in our country.

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Vincent Wijeysingha: High prices, low wages will lead to crisis

December 21, 2012 by · 3 Comments
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Singapore Democrats (link)

Dr Vincent Wijeysingha recently spoke at the Online/Offline forum held last weekend where he talked about the current economic arrangements in Singapore and its implications for our future. Below is the text of his speech.

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The issue we are addressing today – and the incident that gave rise to it – is a serious one and has wide ramifications for societal stability.

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Where Have All Our Morals Gone?

December 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Dr Patrick Kee (link)

Where have all our morals gone? High flyers straying!
Where have all our morals gone? So many lusting.
Where have all our morals gone? Something is missing!
When will we ever learn? When will we ever learn?

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People’s Association and PAP in partisan tango

December 17, 2012 by · 4 Comments
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Written by Ng E-Jay
17 December 2012

The uncomfortable truth that Singaporeans have to confront is that the People’s Association is literally in bed with the PAP. This is not an idle or flippant comment. A supposedly non-partisan statutory board whose professed aim is to build social cohesion and represent the interests of all Singaporeans is nothing but an extension of the ruling party, both in spirit and in substance.

For instance, in every ward that has ever been won by the opposition, the leader of the grassroots organisations, also known as the grassroots adviser, is not the elected Member of Parliament, but the PAP candidate who lost the election. Contrast this with all PAP wards, where it is the MP who serves as the grassroots adviser.

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Extreme lack of scruples on the part of People’s Association and the mass media

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Written by Ng E-Jay
15 December 2012

I denounce the People’s Association’s decision to officially release the identity of Ms Laura Ong to the public in the strongest of terms.

This decision by the People’s Association is one of extreme hypocrisy and lack of scruples. It is thoroughly inconsistent with its self-proclaimed goals of creating social cohesion and a caring community in Singapore, and is at odds with all the values it claims to embody.

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SDP: By-election is must for PM’s moral authority

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Singapore Democratic Party Press Release
13 December 2012

The Prime Minister cannot avoid calling for a by-election in Punggol East SMC without inflicting severe damage to his and his party’s political and moral standing.

Mr Michael Palmer resigned not just as a Member of Parliament but also as Speaker. His stepping down has left a gaping hole in the legislature that cannot be ignored or papered over. More importantly, voters of Punggol East have been badly let down and they deserve the opportunity to elect another representative.

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