Politics

‘Systemic failure on part of leadership’: SDP renews call for Khaw to resign
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

After a train collision that injured 25 people and 3 breakdowns on the same day, the SDP released a statement calling once again for Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan to step down. The SDP notes that this is the second time it is Read More

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Letter from Govt on criteria for opposition to field marching contingent at NDPs
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Workers’ Party reveals a 1982 document from the Ministry of Defence which was addressed to late J B Jeyaratnam, stating that any opposition party seeking to march at the National Day Parade would need to have at least 15% of the seats in parliament before Read More

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Chee: Civil Disobedience led to creation of Speakers’ Corner
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Last updated on November 4th, 2017 at 06:50 pmSingapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General, Dr Chee Soon Juan, counters a recent Straits Times article that alleges that the SDP’s civil disobedience “did not work”. In a blog post, Dr Chee explains the motivations behind Read More

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SDP calls for Khaw Boon Wan to step down so as to accept full responsibility for failings of transport lapses
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) is calling for Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan to accept full responsibility for the ongoing fiasco with the failures of SMRT by stepping down and states that unless there is demonstration of real leadership at the very top, there Read More

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SDP asks why Zaqy Mohamad is billed as a representative in Marsiling-Yew Tee
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A statement by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) asks why Mr Zaqy Mohamad, People’s Action Party Member of Parliament for Choa Chu Kang GRC, is being billed as a representative in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, given that he was not elected to replace Mdm Halimah Read More

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SDP Chair Paul Tambyah condemns recent government crackdowns
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

  Newly Elected Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chairperson, Paul Tambyah, issues an official statement on behalf of the party condemning the recent crackdowns on civil society activists, such as the arrest of Seelan Palay for his art piece outside of Parliament, and the Read More

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Dr Chee Soon Juan: Mr Tharman, please don’t lecture us about character and integrity
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan wrote an article in which he asked Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam to stop lecture Singaporeans about character and integrity. Dr Chee wrote that nothing is beneath Read More

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DPM Tharman ignores question on non-Chinese Prime Minister
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Nabil is a Public Policy and Global Affairs undergraduate at NTU, whose photo (above) was posted by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in his clarification about gutter politics. Nabil clarified that he did not ask the question about gutter politics but had asked Read More

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Prof Paul Tambyah elected SDP Chairman at party conference
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Prof Paul Tambyah was elected party Chairman at the Singapore Democratic Party’s 18th Ordinary Party Conference held over the weekend with strong support of party cadres. Outgoing Chairperson Wong Souk Yee completed her term as Chairman and supported Prof Tambyah’s taking up the position. “I’m Read More

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Tharman on state media, gutter politics
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

by Kenneth Lin I asked Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, a question during NTU’s Majulah Lecture 2017. I felt it was worth drawing attention to because of some facts many people still aren’t aware of when the government continues to wax lyrical Read More

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