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Tribute to Said Zahari

12 April 2016

Singapore Democrats

Another unsung hero from our anti-colonial struggle in the 1950s and early 1960s has left us. Unlike the victors of history, Said Zahari, age 88, went quietly as he had done for the most part of his life, be it when he was fighting against the British for Singapore's independence or when he sat in prison for 17 years under Lee Kuan Yew's rule.

His calm demeanour belied a spirit of steel that saw him bear the cruelty of long imprisonment ... Read more »

SDP announces the Bukit Batok Town Council Transition Team

10 April 2016

Singapore Democrats

The Singapore Democratic Party unveiled its Bukit Batok Town Council Transition Team at a press conference on 10 April 2016. The mission of the Bukit Batok Town Council Transition Team is to ensure the smooth transfer of the Town Council from its predecessor.

Drawing on their respective expertise, the Team will oversee the hiring of key professionals while monitoring the progress and deadlines as ... Read more »

SDP's response to Budget 2016

01 April 2016

Singapore Democrats

National budgets address the immediate and needs of societies and their peoples. They also have to look into the future and allocate funds for longer-term development. On these counts, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat's Budget 2016 does not quite do the job.

There are three major concerns that Singaporeans face. The first is the negative turn of economic condition... Read more »

ST refuses to publish Prof Tambyah's reply to PAP's De Souza

22 March 2016

Singapore Democrats

We thank Mr Christopher de Souza for his letter (“Strong defence budget key to S’pore’s survival”; Feb 29). However, we would like to clarify some issues that he raised.

First, the Singapore Democratic Party has never questioned the call for an appropriate strong defence posture. Neither have we ever called for a “40 per cent cut in defence spending”.
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