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Does Iswaran know what he's doing with Orchard Road?

18 April 2017

Singapore Democrats

Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran says that the government will revamp Orchard Road to re-vitalise the shopping belt. One idea he has is to fully pedestrianise the area by closing off the Road to vehicular traffic.

This proposal comes in the midst of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) embarking on a ... Read more »

Downgrade or sublet? What's the point if retirees cannot make progress in life

13 April 2017

Singapore Democrats

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said in a Facebook post yesterday that older flats “can still be a retirement asset.”

This comes on the heels of an earlier post he made on 24 March 2017 in which he said that at the end of the 99-year lease, HDB flats become worthless as they have to be returned to the government. ... Read more »

Latest electricity rate increase a betrayal of the people's trust

03 April 2017

Singapore Democrats

Price increases on various services have been coming in thick and fast since the general election in 2015. The 6.1% increase in electricity tariff to be implemented with immediate effect is but the latest example.

During his campaign speech in 2015, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said: “You're voting for me, you're voting for my programme, and you're voting for my promise. And the ... Read more »

SDP welcomes Govt's plan to raise smoking age

09 March 2017

Singapore Democrats

The SDP welcomes the Government's move to raise the minimum legal age to smoke, buy and possess cigarettes from 18 to 21. Smoking is without doubt a health hazard and measures to curb the habit especially among the youth is to be supported. 

The smoking habit is picked up by many in their late teens and the prohibition for persons in this age group to smoke is beneficial for those affecte ... Read more »

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