POLITICS

LABOUR DAY MESSAGE FROM SDA'S CHAIRMAN

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 April 2015 - 12:08pm

Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) Labor Day Message This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of our country. Ever since 1961, the old union was dissolved by the new government, the pro-PAP government's labor movement together with her party set up a new National Trade Union Congress (or NTUC as we know it). 


DR CHEE: PAP CONTINUALLY FLIP-FLOPS ON FOREIGN-WORKER ISSUE

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 April 2015 - 8:13pm

Dr Chee Soon Juan warned that Singaporeans should be careful in believing that the PAP has withdrawn its intention to increase our population to 6.9 million. In his Parliamentary speech in February 2013, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong backtracked on the 6.9 million figure after Singaporeans expressed outrage over his intentions to expand the population size.


SDP IN KL TO ATTEND ASEAN SUMMIT PARALLEL CONFERENCE

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 April 2015 - 8:10pm

Leaders of the SDP are presently in Kuala Lumpur to attend a conference this weekend that will coincide with the ASEAN summit scheduled from 24-27 April 2015. Chairman Jeffrey George, Vice-Chairman John Tan, Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan, Assistant Treasurer Jaslyn Go, Media Liaison Mansura Sajahan and Young Democrat Tay Yuanqi are representing the party at the conference themed Regional Integration in Asia: What Can We Expect from the ASEAN Community? 


KENNETH JEYARETNAM: WHY A BY-ELECTION MUST BE HELD IN TANJONG PAGAR

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 April 2015 - 9:44pm

The death of Lee Kuan Yew leaves his seat in Tanjong Pagar GRC vacant. Recently a Bloomberg journalist asked me to comment on the suggestion that Lee’s seat in Tanjong Pagar be left vacant as a mark of respect. Her resultant article can be read here.


SDP: STOP THE EDUCATION MADNESS ALREADY

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 April 2015 - 11:35am

The recent mathematics question, now popularly called the Cheryl's Birthday problem, seems to have amused (and stumped) the world. It first appeared on the Internet when it was reported as primary 5 level question. The problem is that such difficult questions are not a rarity in exam questions for primary schoolchildren.


KHAW BOON WAN: TRANSPLANTING IS SERIOUS CAPABILITY

THEREALSINGAPORE 17 April 2015 - 2:03pm

Under Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s guidance and close supervision, NParks has built up deep capabilities in greening Singapore.  Not just in planting and growing trees, but also in transplanting them when necessary.


LINA CHIAM: WE NEED TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST ABUSE OF NEW HDB RULES

THEREALSINGAPORE 16 April 2015 - 9:55am

All HDB officers should wear a recording device to prevent disputes when entering a premises to investigate or do urgent repairs. This amendments in this bill affects 87% of our citizens who live in HDB flats in Singapore. I welcome HDB's stance to take a more proactive approach to compel errant and stubborn residents fix the negative externalities of water seepage from ceilings , over-hoarding of goods and erecting permanent features that may cause structural damage to the building.


SDP: FREEDOM OF SPEECH NOT FOR PAP TO GIVE

THEREALSINGAPORE 14 April 2015 - 3:07pm

The PAP Government continues to crack down on Singaporeans' right to fundamental freedoms. The revocation of the use of Hong Lim Park, the prosecution of The Real Singapore bloggers, the arrests of two protesters outside the Istana, etc, in recent weeks are worrying indications that the PAP Government is trying to further stifle the development of democracy in this country.


SDA: SPREAD THE GRACIOUSNESS, SAVE THE RESOURCES!

THEREALSINGAPORE 14 April 2015 - 1:32pm

Mr. Lee Kuan Yew was an unprecedented figure, hence he was able to foresee that after his death, some of the citizens would suggest preserving his family home, erecting memorial monuments or naming certain governmental buildings after him. 


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