Tag Archives: SDP. Singapore Democratic Party

More Civil Activists Stand Up For New Naratif’s Thum Ping Tjin

New Naratif's founder Dr Thum Ping Tjin (PJ Thum) was hauled up by the police and had his electronic equipment seized. The police treatment of PJ Thum has been viewed as a form of state harassment and intimidation tactics. International organisations and political parties like the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) have come to the defence of New Naratif, and their voices have just been joined by prominent civil activists like playwright Alfian Sa'at, as well as activists such as Sean Francis Han and Function 8.

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Commentary: On “Free Riders”

As I listened intuitively again to the PM’s speech on Wednesday to the Presidential address of our 14th Parliament, I can’t help but feel the current incessant attacks on the PM’s remarks about “free riders” have been taken out of context. It seemed as though the PM was desperately trying to buy his way out of the argument on the reason not to vote for the Opposition. Political discourse here should be shaped by sharp acumen, logic and sound reasoning rather than just jumping on the bandwagon to draw blood.

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PAP Should Be Worried By Influx Of SDP Volunteers

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) held its second Meet and Mingle session with a new batch of volunteers on 26 August. This session saw a bigger turnout than their first round of Meet and Mingle. The SDP Treasurer says the PAP should be worried.

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Chee Soon Juan Offers Listening Ear To Vulnerable Youths

Dr Chee Soon Juan extended a listening ear to vulnerable youths after learning they are committing suicide at an alarming rate. According to a report by the state media, suicides in Singapore increase by 10% as compared to the incidents last year. Statistics given by the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) said 94 people aged between 10 and 29 had killed themselves in 2019. Those in need can email him or contact Samaritans of Singapore 1800-221-4444 and Singapore Association for Mental Health 1800-283-7019.

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GE2020: Police Report Made On Murali Pillai For His “Scurrilous Attack” Video

A concerned citizen informed All Singapore Stuff that he had filed a police report against Bukit Batok PAP candidate Murali Pillai. According to the report, the concerned Singaporean took issue with Murali Pillai for his video about the "scurrilous attack" on his family and son. This person also claimed he forwarded the police report to the POFMA office for them to follow up.

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GE2020: Mediacorp Sabo Opposition Parties With Last Minute Invitations

The 158th media received complains from political candidates about last minute invitations to participate in political debates. Specifically, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) candidate Bryan Lim Boon Heng criticised Mediacorp for sending an "eleventh hour" invitation. The Workers' Party (WP) may have also been given the same short lead time to make preparations for this Chinese debate. But instead of playing along to Mediacorp's games, WP decided not to attend this Chinese debate altogether. Perhaps WP was right to do a no-show as the Chinese debate turned out to be a farce. Fortunately for the opposition parties, their eloquence outshone the PAP during the English debate.

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GE2020: Tan Jee Say Asks To Rejoin Singapore Democratic Party

On 29 June Tan Jee Say expressed his interest to continue providing an alternate voice for Singaporeans, but this time under the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). He has initiated contact with SDP Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan stating his interest to rejoin the party. His decision to rejoin SDP was based on two reasons: Firstly, SDP's values reflect the values and beliefs he champions for Singaporeans. Secondly, SDP is a great party with dynamic leadership that has grown in strength over the years.

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GE2020: Smear Campaign Started Against Pritam Singh And Alfian Sa’at

With the General Elections being called soon, it appears that the PAP has started smear campaigns against opposition party members. During the Budget debate on 5 June, Pritam Singh said Singapore should be fortunate that we have citizens who are “loving critics”. Even though Pritam Singh did not name any specific person, Tan Wu Meng inferred that Pritam Singh had spoken in support of Alfian Sa'at. Tan Wu Meng then took this opportunity to smear Pritam Singh who had supposedly voiced support for Alfian Sa'at. Tan Wu Meng asked if Pritam Singh still thinks Alfian Sa'at is a "loving critic" of Singapore based on selected screenshots of Alfian's comments, and went a step further to accuse Pritam Singh of being a "loving critic" himself if he supports Alfian.

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