16Nov
Mr Goh should not mischaracterise what happened at Williams College

Singapore Democrats

ESM Goh Chok Tong has said that I had gone to Williams College where he was awarded an honorary degree in 1995 to “slam” Singapore. Allow me to set the record straight.

Williams College faculty members, headed by a Prof George Crane, had protested against the decision. New York Times columnist, William Safire (deceased), also criticised the College's decision to a ... Read more »

08Nov
An amusing introduction in the midst of the ISD

Singapore Democrats

Below is the eulogy that Dr Chee Soon Juan gave at Gandhi Ambalam's funeral yesterday.

I received a call one evening and the guy on the line said that he had some friends who wanted to meet me and see how they could help the SDP. The year was 1994.

We decided to meet at a hotel cafe. When I arrived, this friend introduced me to a lanky and striking looking gentleman w ... Read more »

02Nov
SDP mourns passing away of former chairman Gandhi Ambalam

Singapore Democrats

Mr Gandhi Ambalam, former chairman of the SDP, has died. He passed away last night due to cardiac arrest.

Mr Gandhi was the party's chair from 2007 to 2011. He stood as a candidate in the 1997 and 2001 general elections at the Jalan Besar GRC and Jurong GRC respectively.

Prior to his joining the opposition, Mr Gandhi was Chief Editor of News and later Executive Producer of the Current Affai ... Read more »

31Oct
Transport-fare hike: PAP breaking election promise yet again

Singapore Democrats

The announcement of transport fare increase lays bare the empty rhetoric of the PAP's election promises.

At the lunchtime rally during the 2015 GE, Mr Lee Hsien Loong boldly proclaimed: “The promise is: We will work with you to make Singapore better for you and your children.”

Three years later, he performs yet another about-face by raising public transport fares. The i ... Read more »

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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].