22Sep
SDP raises serious questions about Select Committee recommendations

Singapore Democrats

The recommendations made by the Select Committee on dealing with fake news are troubling .

The call for alternative news sites to adopt the professional journalistic standards of the “mainstream media” (taken to mean the Singapore Press Holdings and MediaCorp) to ensure “fairness, accuracy and integrity in reporting”, for example, cannot be taken seriously given our recent history.
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17Sep
SDP questions latest amendment to election rules regarding ballot boxes

Singapore Democrats

The proposed amendment to the Parliamentary Elections Act (PEA) regarding ballot boxes announced last week raises troubling questions.

The amendment provides for the Elections Department (ELD) to disregard the vote count for a polling station if the votes in a sealed ballot box is lost or destroyed before the ballots are counted. But if the officials consider the number of votes in the particu ... Read more »

08Sep
SDP calls out out-of-touch and out-of-ideas PAP ministers

Singapore Democrats

Things are too expensive? Buy cheap infant milk formula. Meals too costly? Eat at hawker centres instead of food court. Transport fares too high? Walk.

This is how callous the PAP is with regards to the difficulties with the high cost of living of ordinary Singaporeans, SDP CEC member Damanhuri Abas said.

Mr Damanhuri, who stood as an SDP candidate at the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC ... Read more »

26Aug
Poh Soo Kai: “I, for one, have chosen to support the SDP”

Singapore Democrats

Dr Poh Soo Kai, one of the few surviving leaders from the Barisan Sosialis (BS), called on Singaporeans to support the SDP. He was speaking at a lunch hosted by the SDP yesterday to honour the 'Old Left' who fought for Singapore's independence during the colonial days.

Dr Poh said: “The PAP has been in power by suppressing the opposition for over 60 years. The ol ... Read more »

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Gerrymandering in the Lion City

30 August 2018   by Oscar Copeland

Oscar Copeland is a student at the University of California, Berkeley and an intern at the SDP. He wrote this article as part of his research work during his stint with us. He is one of two interns placed by the Academic Internship Council (AIC) based in Singapore. International students seeking internships with the AIC are placed with organisations in various sectors in Singapore including business, science, finance and politics. The SDP has a regular programme for interns and we especially encourage local students to intern with us. Please email your enquiries to: [email protected].