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 »

07Nov
PAP follows SDP's lead on special needs compulsory education

Singapore Democrats

The SDP welcomes the government's decision to adopt our idea of making education for students with special needs compulsory. We are proud to be the first political party to propose such a policy following decades of advocacy by non-government organisations such as the Asian Women's Welfare Association. 

In 2015, the SDP proposed in our education policy making e ... Read more »

14Oct
Online gambling just another way for govt to collect revenue

Singapore Democrats

The SDP had opposed the PAP's move to allow the construction of casinos in Singapore in 2005. The government's rationale then was that there was money to be made off the gambling scene in Asia.

Not every business venture should be pursued just because it makes money. There are moral and ethical considerations too.

Gambling is a vice and its social ills are widely documented. Li ... 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.