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 »

11May
SDP's alternative healthcare plan will lessen financial burden on S'poreans

Singapore Democrats

Do away with the 3Ms (Medisave, Medishield and Medifund) and introduce a single-payer insurance scheme for Singapore's healthcare system.

This was the main proposal by the SDP which launched its healthcare plan at its office this afternoon.

Presented by its Chairman Professor Paul Tambyah and CEC member Khung Wai Yeen, the SDP said that the 3M system did not meet the h ... Read more »

02May
SDP to launch alternative plan that will make healthcare truly affordable for the people

Singapore Democrats

Shortly after the SDP pushed the idea of universal coverage of our healthcare system, the PAP government adopted the idea – or at least the rhetoric.

For instance, we said in 2012 that “healthcare reform must spring from and be underpinned by this fundamental principle of universal, affordable coverage.”

In 2015, under the Medishield Life scheme, the government said ... 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。