SDP focuses on constituency “software”, asks Balakrishan to respond to debate call

April 12, 2011
Singapore Democrats

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Singapore Democrats

We refer to various media reports on the People’s Action Party (PAP) team representing Holland-Bukit Panjang town’s “5-year master plan”.

This is a typical example of the ruling party using public funded projects and passing it off as PAP ones. These so-called PAP constituency “plans” are part of ongoing infrastructural projects that involve planning at higher levels by the civil service and governmental agencies. They have nothing to do with the PAP.

We would like to remind voters that such projects will continue with an SDP electoral victory at Holland-Bukit Timah and Bukit Panjang constituencies.

The SDP Promise focuses on “software” and not on the typical PAP emphasis on “hardware”. These include building an endowment fund for the needy; holding town hall meetings to listen to the concerns of the constituents, running the estate with residents and avoiding risky investments with Town Council funds.

At a time when Singaporeans are concerned with issues such as the high cost of living, the SDP software priorities are to channel monies towards our constituencies to help the residents.

The Singapore Democrats repeat our call for a pre-election face-off with the PAP team at Holland-Bukit Timah GRC and Bukit Panjang SMC to debate this issue.

Dr James Gomez
for the Singapore Democratic Party