Shanmugam must explain how Mick Davies remained in S'pore all these years

Singapore Democrats

Foreign national Mick Davies had entered Singapore illegally and was subsequently found out and deported.

Mr Davies whose original name is Lan Shili and a PRC national had applied and received his Singapore citizen in 2002. He had forged his documents when ... Read more »

FCF is ineffective, Singaporeans still discriminated in job market

Singapore Democrats

When the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) introduced its Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) in 2013, the SDP had predicted that the policy would not be effective.

Five years hence, Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say revealed in Parliament this week that ... Read more »

A budget of wayang and cheap gimmicks

Singapore Democrats

If ever there was a budget laden with cheap gimmicks and full of wayang, this one is it.

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced an 'ang pow' of up to $300 for every individual. The giveaway amounts to $700 million. This is against a collection of a surplus of $9.6 billion last year.

In other words, the government is giving back to taxpayers 7 cents for every excess dollar it c ... Read more »

Paul Tambyah: Budget needs to take care of the have-nots

Singapore Democrats

Good evening all,

I would like to thank Sze Hian and MARUAH for inviting me to speak at this event. Firstly I would like to clarify that I am speaking in my own personal capacity as an activist and politician and NOT as a representative of the University and the hospital. I hope that the Independent can take note of that as it causes problems for a lot of people when the different roles that we speak in are mixed up. The University ... Read more »

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SDP Intern: Everyone's duty to get involved in politics

19 July 2017   by Singapore Democrats

Singapore Democrats

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).