Wong Souk Yee

SDP Regrets Appeal Court's Decision, Urged S'poreans To Support Them To Better Safeguard Their Interests

The Singapore Democratic Party regrets the Court of Appeal's decision, which dismissed Dr Wong Souk Yee's appeal and thereby showed that there is no need for a by-election when former PAP MP Halimah Yacob vacated her seat for the Presidency. The party urged Singaporeans to support it so that it can come up with better solutions and safeguard everyone's interests.

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SDP HITS BACK AT SMU LAW PROF FOR SLANDEROUS ATTACKS AGAINST DR CHEE

On May 9, The New Paper published the article, "Best showing, but should Dr Chee be going?" by its reporter Foo Jie Ying. The report featured prominently academic Eugene Tan from the Singapore Management University (SMU) who was also a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP). In addition, a separate article titled "Law prof: Chee lacks staying power" appeared as a sidebar to the main story, also carrying the views of Prof Eugene Tan. Few people expect high-level journalism from a tabloid like The New Paper. But for an academic to make unsubstantiated and biased comments in the two articles is not an acceptable practice in the academic community.

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WHY DID SDP CEC VOTE IN POLITICAL LIGHTWEIGHT WONG AS SDP CHAIRMAN?

During GE2015, I was enthralled with the resurgent SDP, an SDP who had credible, knowledgable and professional candidates to stand for elections. People like Dr Paul Tambyah or Mr Damanhuri Abbas who clearly knew their stuff. Dr Paul is a potential Health Minister waiting in the wings while Mr Abbas understands the concerns of the Malay community at the back of his palm. I have to be frank, when it was revealed that Ms Wong was elected as SDP's second in command, I was puzzled. No disrespect to her but when compared to candidates like Dr Paul and Mr Damanhuri, she is a political lightweight who has little weight to carry a team on her own.

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CPF CONCERNS WERE RAISED IN A FORUM ORGANISED BY NATIONAL SOLIDARITY PARTY

Summing up the discussion, moderator and NSP member Ravi Philemon said "more flexibility should be given" to Singaporeans in deciding how to use their retirement funds in their later years. He also highlighted how several participants had questioned the need for increases in the Minimum Sum despite there not being a poverty baseline or a minimum wage in Singapore. "With no baseline or a minimum wage, there's not much clarity on how much an older citizen will need for his retirement needs," he said.

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