19Sep
Khaw's admission is indication that PAP's infrastructural projects are often carried out to win votes

Singapore Democrats

Minister of Transport Khaw Boon Wan's admission last week that the government had built the Bukit Panjang Light Rail System (BPLRT) as an “afterthought” and “under political pressure” was unsurprising.

Mr Khaw's statement has laid bare the issue that the SDP has b ... Read more »

14Sep
Help us stop the PAP's abuse of power; donate to SDP's legal fund

Singapore Democrats

It is bad enough that the PAP has reserved the Presidential Election and that Mdm Halimah Yacob has become the President without a contest.

At the same time, Mdm Halimah has left the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC short of an MP and without a minority representative. Then the PAP says that there is no need for a by-election to fill her seat.

This is an abuse of power. The PAP sees itself bigger than Singapore and contin ... Read more »

13Sep
SDP files lawsuit against PAP govt for refusing to call by-election

Singapore Democrats

The SDP has filed a lawsuit in the High Court to declare that it is incumbent upon the Government to call for a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC due to Ms Halimah Yacob's resignation from her seat.

For too long and on too many occasions, the PAP has made arbitrary and dubious decisions to amend the Constitution and statutes to preserve its own power. These decisions, however questionable, are rarely challeng ... Read more »

11Sep
EP walkover: PAP's contempt for our constitution and our flag must be roundly condemned

Singapore Democrats

The walkover of the Presidential Election comes as no surprise. The PAP had changed the rules and revised the criteria of the Elected Presidency to pave the way for Ms Halimah Yacob to assume the office.

Nevertheless, this is a sad day for Singapore. The rule of law has been mercilessly mocked and denigrated. The contempt the PAP has shown for our constitution and our flag which symbolises the ideals of democracy, unity and progress ... 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).