22Jan
MYT by-election: Goh's 1987 statements about GRCs contradict Constitution

“No by-election will be held to fill any vacancy unless all three members of that GRC have vacated their seats in Parliament,” then DPM Goh Chok Tong said when he introduced the GRC system in 1987.

“This is to ensure that no Member who has been elected under a GRC will be forced to vacate his seat through the departure of his team-mates for whatever reason”.

Parliament pushed through the stipulation in Sec ... Read more »

19Jan
Court challenge: Constitution says that PM must call for by-election when seat is vacated

Singapore Democrats

“Whenever the seat of a Member, not being a non-constituency Member, has become vacant for any reason other than a dissolution of Parliament, the vacancy shall be filled by election...” (emphasis added)

This is Article 49(1) of the Singapore Constitution which forms the basis of Dr Wong Souk Yee's argument in her application for a mandatory court order to compel t ... Read more »

09Jan
Indranee gave excuses, not reasons, on Keppel corruption probe

Singapore Democrats

Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah's response in Parliament yesterday to the Keppel corruption scandal was a wash-out.

Apart from issuing motherhood statements such as having “zero tolerance for corruption” and warning firms not to “import” corrupt practices into Singapore, she said precious little on how the Government would deal wit ... Read more »

08Jan
SDP's Daman: Open up political space for students and youth

Singapore Democrats

It was a quiet evening on campus, during the University vacation when the NUS Student’s political association’s held their annual “Young Guns Forum 2018”.  

A select group of about 40 students and staff who managed to get clearance to attend the event, gathered at University town to hear our very own CEC Member, Mr Damanhuri Abas, Dr Janil Puthuchear ... Read more »

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SDP Intern: Everyone's duty to get involved in politics

19 July 2017   by Singapore Democrats

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The SDP is proud to introduce our latest intern, Ms Carson Turner, who comes to us from the University of California at Berkeley. Ms Turner, a US citizen, is a political science major and has done research in the area of voting systems.

She is with the SDP as part of our on-going internship programme and will be with us until end of July 2017.

The SDP has hosted several interns in the past.  As part of her placement programme, Ms Turner will be involved in our research and policy studies unit. Below is an interview we conducted with her (photographed above at the SDP's office).