10Feb
CFE rehashes old rhetoric, ignores dangers facing S'pore

Singapore Democrats

As expected, the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) Report released yesterday is long on rhetoric but woefully lacking in bold and aggressive measures to tackle the serious problems that confront Singapore.

The rise of anti-globalisation sentiment especially in Western economies, the imminent threats to our positions as a ... Read more »

25Jan
For Singapore's future survival, multi-party system must replace one-party rule

Singapore Democrats

Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung's suggestion that the PAP's continued one-party rule is the best course for Singapore's future is at complete odds with reality.

It is precisely the lack of a democratic, checks-and-balance system that has gotten the country into the current sorry state of affairs in the first place. More worryingly, it  ... Read more »

23Jan
SDP stands with terminated Surbana workers, MOM must look into matter

Singapore Democrats

The circumstances leading up to the recent termination of dozens of Surbana Jurong workers are dubious and should be the subject of investigations by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). There are two areas that the MOM must look into:

One, Surbana's management says that the employees were terminated because of poor performance. ... Read more »

16Jan
Why did Lawrence Wong not tell public about the ban on Sigma lifts?

Singapore Democrats

The Straits Times reported last week that Sigma Elevator, a lift company, had been banned from tendering for new HDB projects since October 2015 because of poor performance of its lifts.

But after a spate of serious lift malfunctions that resulted in se ... 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.