Articles: Young Democrats
03 January 2006
Singaporean activist Mr Warren Eswaran
recently traveled to Bosnia to attend a seminar for young activists.
The Singapore Democrats had nominated Mr Eswaran for the seminar,
which took place in December 2005. The subject of study was freedom
of speech and was organised by the Young Liberals of Bosnia &
Herzegovina. Below is Mr Eswaran’s comments. (See also SDP
activists attend free speech workshop in Sarajevo).
18 October 2005
A team of Young Democrats and activists
from Singapore recently visited Sweden in a one-week exchange
programme. The trip was organised by the Sweden-Singapore Initiative
for Democracy (SSID). Ms Chee Siok Chin, Mr Michael Cheng, Mr
Jonathan Siow, Mr Priveen Suraj, and Mr Charles Tan arrived in
Stockholm on 17 August 2005 and were immediately involved in a series
of meetings and discussions with the Swedish counterparts. Below is
08 October 2005
The first biennial World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA), which took place in Taipei from 15 to 17 September this year, was an enriching experience for a young democrat like me. Organised by a group of pro-democracy Asian including the Alliance for Reform and Democracy in Asia of which Dr Chee Soon Juan is the chairman, the WFDA is a major regional initiative aimed at promoting and institutionalizing democracy in this part of the world.
02 September 2005
The Singapore Democrats recently nominated Ms Serene Chua, a young Singaporean activist, to attend two back-to-back conferences in Sweden in July this year. One was the congress of the youth wing of the Liberal Party and the other was the Dag Hammarskjsld International Youth Peace Assembly (IYPA) in Jsnksping, Sweden.
01 August 2005
The SDP recently sent Young Democrats President Charles Tan for the internship programme organised by the Alliance of Liberal Democrats of Europe (ALDE). The internship lasts for 5 weeks. The programme is open on a rotational basis to member parties of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) of which the SDP is one. The next opportunity for a Young Democrat to be posted to Brussels will be mid 2006. Below is Mr Tan's report.