The best deterrence of crime is not overly harsh laws, but rather, the certainty of detection and conviction.
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… Continue reading
Contesting parties will have a chance to showcase their political ideologies, connect with residents, and make themselves visible. It is a good opportunity for parties to get a share of the media spotlight and market themselves to the electorate. A good campaign now may pay dividends in the next GE slated for 2016.
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… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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. ***** The issue we are addressing today – and the incident that gave rise to it –… Continue reading
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?
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 grassroots body 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.
I denounce the People’s Association decision to officially release the identity of Ms Laura Ong in the strongest of terms.
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.