The Party: About The Party

What we stand for

22 February 2009

"We, the members of the Singapore Democratic Party, pledge to bear true faith and allegiance to the Republic of Singapore, and to remain loyal to the creed of the Party by protecting and defending our nation's interests in pursuit of democracy, justice, and equal opportunity for all Singaporeans."

Where we came from

22 February 2009

The Singapore Democratic Party was formed on 6 August 1980 with Mr Fok Tai Loy the founding chairman and Mr Chiam See Tong the founding secretary-general. Two months later on 19 October, the Party unveiled its emblem: the Arrow representing political progress and Circle symbolizing unity among the country's ethnic groups. The colour red signifies courage and determination. The Party was officially inaugurated on 21 September 1981.

Why we do what we do

22 February 2009

One of the most fundamental objectives of a political party is to formulate policies and convince the people to vote for the party during elections in the hope that if it becomes the ruling party, the policies can be translated into law. Winning power through the ballot box is the only legitimate system to governance in Singapore.

SDP is compassionate

25 February 2009

We talked in Part I about the SDP's 3 Cs and focused how we have been a constructive party through the years by coming up with sensible alternative policies for Singapore. In this second part, we discuss the subject of compassion and how the Singapore Democrats want to bring about a more caring society in Singapore.
在新加坡这个以利挂帅,感情和精力都付给了追逐更富裕目标的社会,我党作为一个崇尚关怀与同情的政党恐怕会显得格格不入。 但是同情心在社会上扮演一个重要角色。我们需要把老百姓当人,而不是动物。

SDP is constructive

25 February 2009

While some may want to attain the 5 Cs  of cash, car, condo, country club, and credit card, the Singapore Democrats have a different set of Cs we aspire to - competence, constructiveness, and compassion. These are the qualities we have been working to build up and they will be the ones we want voters in this coming general elections to know us for.
当一些国人还在追求"五C”: 即金钱,汽车,公寓,私人俱乐部,信用卡时,我党所追求的是灵性的"三C":  才干, 建设性和同情心  ( Competence, Constructiveness, Compassion) 

SDP is competent

25 February 2009

We left the third of the 3 Cs to the final part of this series because, of the three, competence is the most difficult to measure. Unlike, say weight or height, competence is a construct that does not easily lend itself to quantification.