Several of the residents, in particular the young and middle age PMETs, expressed concern about the effects of the government’s liberal immigration policy. We disclosed to them that we had chosen to come to Pasir Ris – Punggol GRC in order to highlight this particular issue.
After our Ang Mo Kio GRC walkabout The PM’s performance was the focus of the media interview at the end of SingFirst’s walkabout in his Ang Mo Kio GRC yesterday. It is common knowledge and widely felt among Singaporeans that the economy has become less robust and society is more divided, stressed and unhappy. He has failed to repeat his father’s achievements as PM.
PAP starting to wobble on Minimum Sum, SDP will keep up pressure The Government has called for a review of the CPF Minimum Sum Scheme and says that it is willing to be more flexible on the matter including allowing a different Minimum Sum for different groups of people. This is the clearest sign yet that the PAP is worried about the backlash that has developed to its move to withhold the people's hard-earned savings.
A political party must not exist only to win power. It must also have a firm regard for the values that it hopes society will embody. For the SDP, there is a set of core values which have shaped our party and guided us in word and deed. We present them here. Equality Equality forms the bedrock of a modern community.
The PM shows lack of confidence. He is flip-flopping. More than 20 years ago when town councils were introduced, PAP had said that election was about electing MPs to manage local housing estates, instilling fear in voters that their estates would be mismanaged by opposition MPs and would consequently drop in value. Now that opposition MPs have proven that they can manage housing estates, PAP is singing a different tune.
We want to build a thinking nation, one that shows compassion, one where the government listens to us, and where, even though things are not easy, we never give up trying to progress as a people. We want to unfetter the minds of our fellow citizens, maximise opportunity for our younger people, and empower the poor among us.
I refer to the article published in the Straits Times and Lian He Zao Bao on 10th December 2014 written by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture Community and Youth. In his article, Minister Wong repeated the same tune of his party colleagues about Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) allegedly not releasing information on its financial matters.
I refer to Mr Sanjay Perera’s letter, “We will always need clarity, integrity in leadership” (Dec 5). Referring to my op-ed A New Vision for Singapore in the Wall Street Journal, he wrote that the economic growth model the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) advocates is contradictory because the party believes in growth at all costs while decrying Singapore’s present model. He has misunderstood our stand.