16Jan
Why did Lawrence Wong not tell public about the ban on Sigma lifts?

Singapore Democrats

The Straits Times reported last week that Sigma Elevator, a lift company, had been banned from tendering for new HDB projects since October 2015 because of poor performance of its lifts.

But after a spate of serious lift malfunctions that resulted in se ... Read more »

09Jan
SDP welcomes Tharman's call for honest politics

Singapore Democrats

The SDP welcomes Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam's call to “returning to politics that is honest with the people.” This is good advice. But what exactly is honest politics?

Honest politics is ensuring that the media is not subjugated by the g ... Read more »

27Nov
Important questions govt must answer regarding seized armored vehicles

Singapore Democrats

The SDP is greatly concerned about the recent incident involving SAF armored vehicles seized in Hong Kong. The military and diplomatic implications are far reaching and may significantly impact on our country's national security.

In this regard, there are immediate questions that the government must answer:

1. Is there any reason why the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) thinks it is act ... Read more »

16Nov
PAP's Elected Presidency change a blatant political move

Singapore Democrats

In his Parliamentary address, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pointed out the reason for reserving the 2017 Elected Presidency (EP) for a Malay candidate: To promote a multiracial, equal and harmonious society, gradually enlarging the shared Singaporean identity while celebrating different cultures and faiths.

Singaporeans see through the rhetoric. The real reason for the change in the EP rules is that the P ... Read more »

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Social media still the way to effect change

06 September 2016   by Kenneth Lin

Kenneth Lin

It has now become a cliché, but no less a general truth, to say that the magnitude of social media's influence ever since its advent has been enormous, and its potential to grow cannot be understated.

Even in Singapore, where social media has thus far failed to bring about electoral change, its importance will no doubt grow exponentially as social media usage continues to skyrocket and surpass traditional media, especially among the young. It is thus important to position ourselves for the future, that we utilise social media not just quantitatively more than other media, but also strategically and creatively, that maximises impact with comparatively little resources.