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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 »

Water price hike: PAP taking advantage of Singaporeans

20 February 2017

Singapore Democrats

It is shocking that the Government will increase prices for water by 30 percent. This comes at a time when Singaporeans are facing great uncertainty as the economy takes a turn for the worse.

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat justified the hike by pointing out that water prices have not increased in 17 years. He did not provide figures to back his claim that the costs of supplying water to Sin ... Read more »

CFE rehashes old rhetoric, ignores dangers facing S'pore

10 February 2017

Singapore Democrats

As expected, the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) Report released yesterday is long on rhetoric but woefully lacking in bold and aggressive measures to tackle the serious problems that confront Singapore.

The rise of anti-globalisation sentiment especially in Western economies, the imminent threats to our positions as a ... Read more »

For Singapore's future survival, multi-party system must replace one-party rule

25 January 2017

Singapore Democrats

Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung's suggestion that the PAP's continued one-party rule is the best course for Singapore's future is at complete odds with reality.

It is precisely the lack of a democratic, checks-and-balance system that has gotten the country into the current sorry state of affairs in the first place. More worryingly, it  ... Read more »

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