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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Singapore Democrats

At the recently held launch of our education policy paper, a teacher said that she had lost faith in our education system and that she was leaving the profession. She lamented the fact that the system is putting our children through torture.... Read more »

Monday, 26 May 2014

Singapore Democrats

The SDP kept up our ground effort in preparation for the next elections. Even though the GE is not expected until 2016, we are not waiting until the last minute to get our message to our voters.... Read more »

Friday, 23 May 2014

Singapore Democrats

Dr Chee Soon Juan has been invited to be a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sydney. The SDP secretary-general will be at the University for one month from end May to end June. He will be there to give talks, conduct research and meet with Singaporeans living in Australia.... Read more »

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Singapore Democrats

The SDP awarded the Mohd Isa Bursary Award worth $300 each to seven primary school students from needy families. Professor Paul Tambyah presented the awards to the pupils at the launch of the SDP's education policy paper last Saturday.... Read more »

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Singapore Democrats

The SDP launched our alternative education policy paper yesterday presenting the many issues and challenges that our present education system faced and spelling out alternative ideas to overcome them.... Read more »

Friday, 16 May 2014

Singapore Democrats

In 2008, Mr Lee Kuan Yew told the media that “without [foreigners], the jobs will not be there to begin with.” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reiterated this view in 2011: “Without the foreign workers, we would not have attracted [investments].”... Read more »

Monday, 12 May 2014

Singapore Democrats

Our education system is outmoded: It stifles creativity and favours the rich. Yet, creativity and equality are the two factors that will determine if Singapore succeeds or fails as a nation.... Read more »

Thursday, 08 May 2014

Singapore Democrats

Our post Why do we do this to our children? has garnered unprecedented attention with more than 1,000 FB shares – and counting. It shows that Singaporeans are deeply concerned about how the education system is turning our children into psychological wrecks and driving them to suicide.... Read more »

Tuesday, 06 May 2014

Singapore Democrats

Ten-year-old Lysher Loh climbed over the parapet on the fifth floor of her flat and jumped to her death. Two weeks before she committed suicide, she told her maid she did not want to be reincarnated as a human being because she did not want to have to do homework ever again. The last straw came when she fared poorly in her mid-year exams.... Read more »

Thursday, 01 May 2014

Singapore Democrats

Even as we celebrate May Day, we must remember that Singapore's workers continue to labour under a system that makes life harder for them. Here are some indicators:... Read more »

Friday, 25 April 2014

Singapore Democrats

Dr Chee Soon Juan will be speaking at the 59th Liberal International (Ll) Congress to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 24-27 April 2014. He will be speaking in a session titled "Business, Trade and Human Rights".... Read more »

Monday, 21 April 2014

Singapore Democrats

The developments over the celebration of the Philippines Independence Day (PID) by Filipinos at Ngee Ann City is cause for concern – a concern not just over the event but also over the wider and more pressing issue of immigration in Singapore.... Read more »

Monday, 14 April 2014

Singapore Democrats

The Singapore Democrats are giving out the Mohd Isa Bursary Award and are calling for applications. The criterion we set was stringent: Only students from families with household per capita income of $450 or less would qualify.... Read more »

Monday, 07 April 2014

Singapore Democrats

In 2009, the Singapore Police Force released a video to demonstrate its preparedness to put down riots and violent demonstrations that may take place during the APEC meeting that was held in Singapore that year.... Read more »

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