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PAP cannot be trusted to keep election promises on not raising taxes

20 November 2017

Singapore Democrats

During the general elections period in 2015, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam denied the SDP's warnings that the government would raise the GST.

At that time, he said that “there is no basis” to claims that the GST would be increased to fund increased public spending.

But ... Read more »

SDP repeats call for Khaw to step down after train collision

15 November 2017

Singapore Democrats

Following the flooding of the train tunnel on 7 October 2017, the SDP called for Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan to step down as it had become clear that he is unable to resolve the problems that plague the SMRT.

The SDP renews our call for Mr Khaw to resign his post following the train coll ... Read more »

Court hearing for Marsiling-Yew Tee by-election fixed for Jan 2018

13 November 2017

Singapore Democrats

The hearing for the legal action on whether the government needs to hold a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC is set for a half-day hearing on 15 January 2018. This was determined at the pre-trial conference (PTC) held this morning.

It was also decided at the PTC that the SDP will not be a party in the matter. The Attorney-General had objected to the SDP being part of the action because, according ... Read more »

Tambyah: Civil disobedience an important part of SDP's history

31 October 2017

Paul Ananth Tambyah

Many of you would have read the Straits Times articles on the new SDP Central Executive Committee and our plans for the future. Earlier this month, Mr Elgin Toh interviewed me for the first article. He very graciously agreed to an email interview. Probably because of space constraints, he was limited in what he could put in his column. For the benefit of those who want to read more, this is the full interview.
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