SDA called for the reappoint a new committee in which the members should comprise of representatives from various political parties, so that the system can be mroe transparent.
The statement is appended in full below.
With regards to PM Lee’s and the government’s appointed electoral boundaries review committes for the constituencies, without the knowledge of the people, we feel utterly disappointed.
With regards to the review of constituency to fall under the care of which civil servant, we absolutely do not question whether there is existence of unfairness, unjustness or lack of transparency!
However, if we the citizens could participate in this, surely there won’t be anyone doubting the existence of unfairness, unjustness and opacity in these practices!
If they could further include the participation of the various political parties, then the entire system will not be questioned on whether the redistricting is in favour of any particular political party.
We urge that the government dissolve the existing electoral boundaries review committees, to reappoint a new committee in which the members should comprise of representatives from various political parties, so that the citizens are not restricted to just the civil servants in-charge.
Return us our democracy, let the people come together to build a better Singapore for Singaporeans.
Lim Bak Chuan Desmond
Singapore Democratic Alliance