11May
SDP's alternative healthcare plan will lessen financial burden on S'poreans

Singapore Democrats

Do away with the 3Ms (Medisave, Medishield and Medifund) and introduce a single-payer insurance scheme for Singapore's healthcare system.

This was the main proposal by the SDP which launched its healthcare plan at its office this afternoon.

Presented by its Chairman Professor Paul Tambyah and CEC member Khung Wai Yeen, the SDP said that the 3M system did not meet the h ... Read more »

02May
SDP to launch alternative plan that will make healthcare truly affordable for the people

Singapore Democrats

Shortly after the SDP pushed the idea of universal coverage of our healthcare system, the PAP government adopted the idea – or at least the rhetoric.

For instance, we said in 2012 that “healthcare reform must spring from and be underpinned by this fundamental principle of universal, affordable coverage.”

In 2015, under the Medishield Life scheme, the government said ... Read more »

27Apr
Baey and students courageous for taking lead, Shanmugam cannot remain silent

Singapore Democrats

Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam's continued silence on Ms Monica Baey's case is telling. Under his watch, the police and AGC have not prosecuted the perpetrator, Mr Nicholas Lim.

Contrast this with the case of 20-year-old Edmund Zhong who was investigated by the police for merely saying that he wanted to throw an egg at the Minister.

Mr Shanmugam had then promptly s ... Read more »

10Apr
The SDP deeply regrets Appeal Court's decision

Singapore Democrats

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Dr Wong Souk Yee's appeal against the High Court's decision not to compel a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. This is troubling.

The seat was vacated in 2017 by former PAP MP Halimah Yacob to take the position of President.

The decision whittles down yet more rights of Singaporean citizens – the present one being the right to ... Read more »

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Gerrymandering in the Lion City

30 August 2018   by Oscar Copeland

Oscar Copeland is a student at the University of California, Berkeley and an intern at the SDP. He wrote this article as part of his research work during his stint with us. He is one of two interns placed by the Academic Internship Council (AIC) based in Singapore. International students seeking internships with the AIC are placed with organisations in various sectors in Singapore including business, science, finance and politics. The SDP has a regular programme for interns and we especially encourage local students to intern with us. Please email your enquiries to: [email protected].