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SDP population policy: Hire S'poreans first, retrench S'poreans last

08 June 2019

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 »

Heng thinking of 10m population; SDP says no, offers alternative immigration plan

31 May 2019

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 »

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

11 May 2019

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 »

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

02 May 2019

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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