RDU: Destroying Dover Forest will exacerbate the effect of climate change, an egregious oversight by the gov’t

Destroying the Dover forest will exacerbate the effects of climate change and further degrade the quality of life in Singapore, said the Red Dot United in a statement on Tuesday (19 January) urging for the government to conduct a full re-evaluation of the development of the forest with the aim of conserving it for the … Read more

Ministers are not paid to make “honest mistakes” or “more promises”: RDU calls for Govt to rule out TraceTogether data use from criminal investigations

Ministers are not paid millions of dollars and staffed with “a multi-million-dollar team” for them to make “honest mistakes” or make “more promises”, said Red Dot United (RDU) party on Friday (8 January), urging the Government to rule out the use of TraceTogether data in criminal investigations. RDU’s statement came after it was revealed in … Read more

RDU urges government to consider alternative solutions to partial clearing of Tengah forest corridor for development

Alternative political party Red Dot United has urged the government to consider creative alternative solutions to address the serious effects of clearing certain parts of the Tengah forest corridor to build viaducts. In an article on the party’s website on Thursday (17 December), RDU stressed the importance of ensuring a better balance between ecological and … Read more

Better access to mental health support, reviewing education system and more in RDU policy paper on youth empowerment

“The Government should not dismiss youths, unnecessarily label them, nor merely acknowledge them as an act of tokenism,” said Red Dot United (RDU) in its position paper on Youth Empowerment and Employment released on Saturday (28 Nov). Acknowledging the unprecedented health crisis and economy disruption the world – including Singapore – is facing today, RDU … Read more

RDU: No person, however powerful or influential, should be excused from public accountability

The Parti Liyani case illustrates that “no person, no matter how powerful or influential, especially those in service to the nation, should be excused from public accountability,” said political party Red Dot United (RDU) on its website on Sunday (4 October). Just a day before this week’s Parliament sitting, RDU posted an article on its … Read more

What do the alternative parties propose to tackle Singapore’s migrant labour issue?

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Wednesday (26 August) announced that there will be a hike in the minimum salary criteria for Employment Passes (EPs) and S Passes amid weak labour market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals holding Employment Passes are now required to earn a minimum of S$3,900 a month, whereas those on … Read more

RDU calls for re-evaluation of Govt’s Fair Consideration Framework, proposes ‘Citizens First’ policy to address discriminatory hiring

Red Dot United (RDU) on Tuesday (11 Aug) called for a re-evaluation of the Government’s Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) as it proposed a ‘Citizens First (CF)’ hiring policy to address the issue of discriminatory hiring. This came after 47 employers were placed under the FCF watchlist on 5 August for suspected discriminatory hiring practices against … Read more

Red Dot United restructures Central Executive Council and announces plans of engagement in Jurong GRC

Red Dot United (RDU) has announced the restructure of its Central Executive Council (CEC) and its future outreach activities in Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC) following its unsuccessful maiden contest in the General Election 2020.   CEC Restructure Secretary-General Ravi Philemon said in a press release on Monday (27 July) that he had received suggestions from … Read more

GE2020: Final Count Results

A total of 14 Single-Member Constituencies (SMCs) and 17 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) were contested in Singapore’s 13th General Election, with a total of 93 Parliamentary seats up for grabs. Of the 93 seats, the People’s Action Party (PAP) contested in all and won 83, while The Workers’ Party (WP) won the other 10 seats. … Read more

GE2020 Results: PAP wins Jurong GRC with 74.62% of the votes

Jurong GRC has been officially called for the People’s Action Party (PAP) with 74.62% percent of the votes. The PAP team includes leader Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Tan Wu Meng, Rahayu Mahzam, Shawn Huang, and Xie Yao Quan. They beat the Red Dot United’s (RDU) team — leader Ravi Philemon, Michelle Lee, Liyana Dhamirah, Nicholas Tang, and … Read more