SDP congratulates the people of Malaysia

Singapore Democrats

The SDP congratulates the people of Malaysia for the courage to vote for change in their country as well as Dr Mahathir, Mr Anwar Ibrahim and the leaders of Pakatan Harapan in their victory.

The result of the general elections is clear demonstration that Malaysians want to see a new era of democratic accountability from their government. The mandate that they have given to the Pakatan Ha ... Read more »

MYT by-election appeal: Why we must all continue to resist

Singapore Democrats

SDP's Assistant Treasurer Dr Wong Souk Yee has filed an appeal against High Court Judge Chua Lee Ming's decision to dismiss her application for a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.

Some question the rationale of spending time and money on a matter that has little chance of succeeding. Here's the reason why the action is important.

Never has the trust between the p ... Read more »

Here's why the judge is wrong on the M-YT by-election matter

Singapore Democrats

The SDP is of the view that High Court Judge Chua Lee Ming is mistaken in his decision to dismiss Dr Wong Souk Yee's application for a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC on two counts.

The first is that the Constitution stipulates that “Whenever the seat of a Member, not being a non-constituency Member, has become vacant for any reason other than a dissolutio ... Read more »

Your HDB ticking time-bomb lease - there is a solution

Singapore Democrats

HDB's CEO Dr Cheong Koon Hean said in a forum last week that buyers of resale flats should pay less for older flats because these flats have a lease of 99 years.

This is bad news for Singaporeans who paid premium prices for the flats because we were promised that the value of our flats would appreciate over time. Moreover, many used our CPF savings to service the housing loans.

Becaus ... 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).