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The SDP deeply regrets Appeal Court's decision

10 April 2019

Singapore Democrats

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Dr Wong Souk Yee's appeal against the High Court's decision not to compel a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. This is troubling.

The seat was vacated in 2017 by former PAP MP Halimah Yacob to take the position of President.

The decision whittles down yet more rights of Singaporean citizens – the present one being the right to ... Read more »

SDP proposes Non-Open Market flats to address HDB's 99-year lease crisis

06 April 2019

Singapore Democrats

Non-Open Market, or NOM, flats that do not include land costs in their price should be introduced into the public housing system in Singapore.

This idea was raised at the SDP's launch of its housing policy Housing A Nation: Holistic Policies For Affordable Homes. Party Vice-Chairman, Mr John Tan, and Treasurer Mr Bryan Lim presented the landmar ... Read more »

SDP's answer to the HDB 99-year lease calamity

27 March 2019

Singapore Democrats

Following the successful launch of our cost of living policy, the SDP will be presenting our housing policy where we will directly address the grave concerns Singaporeans have about the 99-year lease of their HDB flats.

The admission by National Development Minister Lawrence Wong that HDB flats will decrease in value until they become worthless at the end of the lease has come as a bombshell to Singapor ... Read more »

PAP feeling pressure from SDP: NTUC announces price-freeze

19 March 2019

Singapore Democrats

Three days after the SDP launched our policy on tempering the cost of living in Singapore, the NTUC announces that it will freeze prices for 50 household products and reduce them for another 50 items from now until 30 June 2020.

This is the clearest sign yet that the PAP is feeling the heat of the SDP's policy where we proposed 10 measures to lower the cost of living for Singapo ... Read more »

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