The Agenda

August 13, 2009
Singapore Democrats

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As the dust settles after the National Day hoopla, the media have had a field day pushing forward whatever message it wants to push through. High on the agenda was of course their continuing glorification of the party that feeds them.Singapore Democrats

As the dust settles after the National Day hoopla, the media have had a field day pushing forward whatever message it wants to push through. High on the agenda was of course their continuing glorification of the party that feeds them.

Also high on the agenda is its continuing effort to blackout news on the Singapore Democrats. While the media published the Workers’ Party’s National Day message made by its youth wing, it completely ignored the SDP’s.

Our Women Democrats had delivered a video message whose number of viewers shot up to more than four thousand in just a few days since it was posted on YouTube. (Watch video here) Yet, there was absolutely no mention of this in the newspapers.

The reporting continues to be selective to ensure that the SDP is not mentioned at all in an attempt to keep us out of the minds of Singaporeans.

The Channel News Asia recently ran a story on how Singapore’s political parties were using the Internet to reach out to Singaporeans. Again the report mentioned only the PAP and WP, completely ignoring the Singapore Democrats and our activities online. (See here

Political parties depend on the media to get their messages across. Without access to the mass media, we are greatly disadvantaged.

This is why we are appealling to our supporters and friends in cyberspace to double up your efforts to help us disseminate our news and views. We have been active and our numbers are increasing. But the man-in-the-street has little idea about what we do because of press censorship.

Please help us draw the attention of your family and friends to this website and tell them of the exciting developments here. More is in store over the next few months as we take our Internet campaign to a new level.

We have dedicated members and friends who are ready and willing to fight for the cause. So calling all Singaporeans who believe in what we are doing, help us to make history and break the PAP’s stranglehold on information flow.

The Internet is a powerful source for political change. This has been demonstrated in America, South Korea, Malaysia and many other countries. We can do it here in Singapore too.

Don’t wait till tomorrow, do it now. Stand up for democracy and tell everyone you know about this website!