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09 January 2017
The SDP welcomes Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam's call to “returning to politics that is honest with the people.” This is good advice. But what exactly is honest politics?
Honest politics is ensuring that the media is not subjugated by the g ... Read more »
27 November 2016
The SDP is greatly concerned about the recent incident involving SAF armored vehicles seized in Hong Kong. The military and diplomatic implications are far reaching and may significantly impact on our country's national security.
In this regard, there are immediate questions that the government must answer:
1. Is there any reason why the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) thinks it is act ... Read more »
16 November 2016
In his Parliamentary address, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pointed out the reason for reserving the 2017 Elected Presidency (EP) for a Malay candidate: To promote a multiracial, equal and harmonious society, gradually enlarging the shared Singaporean identity while celebrating different cultures and faiths.
Singaporeans see through the rhetoric. The real reason for the change in the EP rules is that the P ... Read more »
07 November 2016
The SDP welcomes the government's decision to adopt our idea of making education for students with special needs compulsory. We are proud to be the first political party to propose such a policy following decades of advocacy by non-government organisations such as the Asian Women's Welfare Association.
In 2015, the SDP proposed in our education policy making e ... Read more »