25May
A falsehood that SDP broke agreement on secret meeting. Here's proof

Singapore Democrats

During the Bukit Batok by-election, the Straits Times published a report on Cooling-off Day (6 May 2016) attacking Dr Chee over the matter of a meeting the SDP had with the Chiams in 2011.

Because the report was made on Cooling-off Day, it made it impossible for Dr Chee Soon Juan to provide a timely resp... Read more »

15May
​Survey: Higher % of SDP voters in BB say Chee better candidate than those rooting for Murali

Singapore Democrats

A pre-election survey conducted between 30 April to 3 May 2016 by Blackbox Research showed that SDP voters or those leaning towards SDP found Dr Chee Soon Juan to be the better candidate (33%) than those voting for the PAP (29%) who indicated that Mr Murali Pillai was the better candidate.

However, residents who indicated that they were inclined towards voting for the PAP rated the PAP as the... Read more »

15May
That ST report about Goh and Chiam

Singapore Democrats

(PAP sets five goals to win elections in 2002Straits Times. Jan 12, 1998)

PAP secretary-general Goh Chok Tong yesterday laid down five broad goals for the People's Action Party to achieve for the next general election due in 2002.

Speaking at ... Read more »

14May
Timeline of events of the SDP-Chiam saga

Singapore Democrats

1988: Chiam See Tong: "To me, the problems started in 1988, when Wong Hong Toy and about 15 other Workers' Party members joined the party...there was backbiting and other problems..." Chee Soon Juan joined SDP only in 1992.

1992 (Dec): Chee joins SDP and stands in the Marine Parade by-election.

1993 (May): Chiam resign... Read more »

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Your Email: Voice of a Small Business Owner

11 March 2016   by Adeline

Dear SDP,

I read the facebook note by Dr Chee that shared the story about a small independent bookstore appealing for help to stay afloat. It gives a glimpse of what is really happening to many small retailers. While I sympathize with the owner, we should also take note of things from a broader perspective by looking into the challenges faced by small business owners in Singapore.

As a small business owner over the past 10 years, I personally witness that many local retailers (big or small) are suffering because of the economic downturn...