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SDP questions latest amendment to election rules regarding ballot boxes

17 September 2018

Singapore Democrats

The proposed amendment to the Parliamentary Elections Act (PEA) regarding ballot boxes announced last week raises troubling questions.

The amendment provides for the Elections Department (ELD) to disregard the vote count for a polling station if the votes in a sealed ballot box is lost or destroyed before the ballots are counted. But if the officials consider the number of votes in the particu ... Read more »

SDP calls out out-of-touch and out-of-ideas PAP ministers

08 September 2018

Singapore Democrats

Things are too expensive? Buy cheap infant milk formula. Meals too costly? Eat at hawker centres instead of food court. Transport fares too high? Walk.

This is how callous the PAP is with regards to the difficulties with the high cost of living of ordinary Singaporeans, SDP CEC member Damanhuri Abas said.

Mr Damanhuri, who stood as an SDP candidate at the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC ... Read more »

Poh Soo Kai: “I, for one, have chosen to support the SDP”

26 August 2018

Singapore Democrats

Dr Poh Soo Kai, one of the few surviving leaders from the Barisan Sosialis (BS), called on Singaporeans to support the SDP. He was speaking at a lunch hosted by the SDP yesterday to honour the 'Old Left' who fought for Singapore's independence during the colonial days.

Dr Poh said: “The PAP has been in power by suppressing the opposition for over 60 years. The ol ... Read more »

VERS and HIP II: More snake oil from PAP

21 August 2018

Singapore Democrats

PM Lee Hsien Loong's suggestion of the Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (VERS) and Home Improvement Programme (HIP) II is clearly a panicked response than a well-thought out policy.

It is plain that Mr Lee is reacting to National Development Minister Lawrence Wong's bombshell admission that HDB flats will become worthless after their 99-year leases expire.

Mr Lee said that unde ... Read more »

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