Tag Archives: SINGAPORE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

SDP GIVES UP SEMBAWANG GRC FOR SAKE OF OPPOSITION UNITY

In order for the various opposition parties to come to an agreement to avoid multi-cornered contests in the constituencies, there must be a give-and-take attitude. In this regard, the SDP will do its part and relinquish our claim on the Sembawang GRC. We apologise to the residents of the Sembawang GRC but we feel that in order that there be one-to-one contests between the PAP and the opposition parties, compromise is key.

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SDP: PAP HAS NOT GIVEN UP ON INCREASING POPULATION TO 6.9M

Dr Chee Soon Juan warned that Singaporeans should be careful in believing that the PAP has withdrawn its intention to increase our population to 6.9 million. In his Parliamentary speech in February 2013, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong backtracked on the 6.9 million figure after Singaporeans expressed outrage over his intentions to expand the population size.

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SDP, SINGFIRST, SOCIALIST FRONT, RP TO CONTEST TANJONG PAGAR

“While Singaporeans respect and honor the memory of the late Lee Kuan Yew, they are also acutely aware that the present generation of ministers are coming up with policies that make life very stressful and tough for them,” said Chee Soon Juan, who heads the SDP. His party is keen on contesting Tanjong Pagar.

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SINGAPORE DEMOCRATIC PARTY MAY CONTEST IN LEE KUAN YEW’S GRC NEXT ELECTION

Dr Chee said, "I'm excited about the prospect of leading the SDP into the next elections, excited about the opportunity of presenting our alternative vision to the people of Singapore, and excited that right now, we have the opportunity to effect change and take Singapore up a different path. One that is democratic, dynamic, just, equal and compassionate."

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SURPRISED TO SEE DR CHEE SOON JUAN’S LETTER PUBLISHED ON THE STRAITS TIMES

I am surprised to find Dr Chee Soon Juan’s letter published in The Straits Times (ST) newspaper today (18 December 2014). Dr Chee is the secretary general of Singapore Democratic Party, a liberal political party with several LGBT activists among its key supporters. The editors in ST group probably realised they do not have a choice as they are not the monopoly of information any longer thanks to the internet – Aspiring politicians are able to articulate their views to the public through their Facebook pages or affiliated social-media websites.

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I AM AN SDP MEMBER, I DISAGREE WITH DR CHEE SOON JUAN’S STANCE ON THE CPF PROTEST

I am a SDP party member who cannot help but disagree with Chee Soon Juan's position that we should just forgive RN, HHH and Co's bad behaviour because "freedom" means having the "freedom to make mistakes". (http://yoursdp.org/news/criticise_if_we_must_but_let_us_also_encourage/2014-09-30-5882) The gist of what he said is that we should let things be, "criticize if we must" and excuse the mistakes. Extremely low weight was placed on responsibility. Holding people responsible for their actions is a must, not something to be done "if we must".

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[YOUR LETTERS] TAN JEE SAY’S CALL TO OTHER OPPOSITION PARTIES

The next elections will be a critical point for all Singaporeans as it is now evident that the PAP has lost touch with ordinary Singaporeans and are incapable of making our country a better place for ourselves and the future of our children. So not only must we rally together to vote out the PAP, the opposition must also unite and be strategic in their fight against the PAP instead of only focusing on themselves and spoiling the opposition cause.

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VINCENT WIJEYSINGHA: SINGAPOREANS MUST BE CONCERNED WITH NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD’S CENSORSHIP OF PRO-GAY CHILDREN BOOKS

A really serious matter of public censorship has arisen. The National Library has banned 2 books which, because of references to homosexuality, are deemed to have "conflicting content". It appears the complaint on which they acted was from a member of the "We Are Against Pink Dot" FB page. The matter of banning books is extremely serious and should get citizens very worried, regardless of your views on homosexuality. I have written to the NLB officer who carried out the ban. Please consider writing too. This is the text of my letter fyi:

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