13Jul
SDP: Our education system in dire need of reform; shows how to do it

Singapore Democrats

Our education system is outmoded and does not prepare our students for the future. It is in dire need of reform. 

This case was made by the SDP at the launch of its education policy Educating for Creativity and Equality: An Agenda For Transformation. SDP Chairman Paul Tambyah and Mr Ben Pwee, who joined the SDP earlier this year, presented the party's case.

Mr Pw ... Read more »

06Jul
PAP continues to follow SDP's lead in education reform as party set to launch transformative policy

Singapore Democrats

In 1994, the SDP stated: “A major problem of streaming is the effect of self-fulfilling prophecy...It is not difficult for children in lower streams to feel less valued.”

A quarter-of-a-century later, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung echoed: “Entering a stream that is 'lower' can carry a certain stigma... It becomes self-fulfilling.”

In 2014, the SDP ... Read more »

08Jun
SDP population policy: Hire S'poreans first, retrench S'poreans last

Singapore Democrats

The SDP pushed for reform of the immigration policy which it says allows in too many foreign workers into Singapore to displace local PMETs.

The party made this proposal when it launched its alternative population and immigration policy Building A People: Sound Policies For A Secure Future at its office in Ang M ... Read more »

31May
Heng thinking of 10m population; SDP says no, offers alternative immigration plan

Singapore Democrats

With headlines like 'PMETs make up rising share of retrenched locals' (Straits Times, 15 March 2019) and 'PMETs take longer to find work' (Business Times, 29 November 2018), it is no wonder that Singaporeans are feeling angry with the current immigration policy.

To make matters worse, PM-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat has signaled that he is open to the idea of a populatio ... Read more »

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新加坡民主党的生活成本政策倡议

13 May 2019   by Robin Low

环顾新加坡众多政党,在选举前,都不见任何政党提出政策倡议。抱着开放的心态,我研究一下新加坡民主党的主张。

过去五年以来,新加坡一直是全球生活指数最高昂的地方,就此,民主党在今年三月,提出十点蓝图去减低生活成本。尽管李显龙总理及其团队,在上届大选不断地安抚国民,但生活成本仍然上涨,让政府在过去三年从中获得近200亿的盈余。