SDP’s Campaign Message: Politics is about Serving the People, Not Self-Enrichment

SDP CEC members at the Campaign Kick-off 2019

1980 was a significant year. It was the year that Ted Turner established CNN and Steve Jobs’ Apple went public.

It was also the year that the SDP was born.

Back then, a few Singaporeans had come together to form a political organisation to check the PAP and to look for a better way for our nation. We have since grown to become a competent, constructive and compassionate party that has occupied a meaningful place in our nation’s political landscape.

Through the years, we never wavered in our commitment to speak up for our fellow Singaporeans. To us, politics is not about self-glorification. Neither is it about enriching ourselves. Rather, it is about speaking up against an all-powerful, uncaring and elitist ruling party.

In the last elections, PM Lee Hsien Loong asked voters to trust the PAP and promised that the government cares for us and will work to improve our lives.

He has not kept his promise. He has increased our cost of living by raising water prices, Town Council fees, healthcare costs, electricity rates, bus fares, school fees, etc. Soon, he will raise the GST. He has brought in even more foreign workers to compete with us for jobs. The future for Singaporeans, young and old, are looking increasingly bleak.

Trust the PAP? Trust doesn’t come from what you say, it comes from what you do.

Worse, we were told that the prices of our flats would never fall. But now, the PAP admits that our flats will decline in value until they become worthless at the end of the 99-year lease.

The ministers have little to worry about, they lavish themselves with astronomical salaries. PM Lee collects $220,000 a month. Even the junior entry-level ministers are paid $100,000 a month. How long do we average Singaporeans have to work to earn that amount?

And while they live in their bungalows and mansions, low-wage workers sleep in void-decks and 24-hour MacDonald’s outlets because they have nowhere else to go, our elderly poor have to clear tables and wash toilets to survive, and poor families with young children are evicted from their flats because they cannot afford the rent.

The indifference of this government to suffering is disturbing. It is a government that has lost its way, utterly bereft of moral values.

We must find our way back. We must find our nation’s heart again because a people without a heart is a people without a future. The SDP is committed to changing this by building a future of promise and hope for Singapore. We do this because we are committed to our beliefs.

SDP members and volunteers at the Campaign Kick-off 2019

And what are these beliefs?

We believe in justice and freedom, in giving everyone the opportunity to succeed, not just the rich.

We believe in giving the voiceless a voice, in empowering the powerless, and in a fair system where all of us are equal, prosperous and happy.

We believe in progress that is measured by our happiness and quality of life, not just material gain; one where people come before profits, rights before riches, and wisdom before wealth.

Based on these beliefs, we have drawn up an alternative vision for Singapore. It is an alternative based on hope, not fear; one where we appeal to our better angels and not our basest, most selfish instincts.

Imagine a Singapore where we don’t constantly struggle with the cost of living, where our CPF savings are returned to us, where we don’t have to unfairly compete with foreigners for employment, where our poor have a roof over their heads, and where opportunity and quality jobs abound for our youth.

Well, you don’t have to. Such a future can become reality if you support the SDP.

Yes, 1980 was a good year and we have had quite a journey since then. Along the way, the PAP has attacked us relentlessly. But we remain undeterred. We press on. Perhaps, this is why Singaporeans say that we are pah see boh zhao.

It is with this never-say-die, can-do spirit that we continue to serve this country, and serve it with pride and humility. It is in this spirit – the spirit that points the way forward – the we invite you, dear Singaporeans, to build a brighter, more hopeful tomorrow with us.

 

Singapore Democrats

 

 

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16 Responses to “SDP’s Campaign Message: Politics is about Serving the People, Not Self-Enrichment”

  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Easier SAID than DONE!!! but then the Journey of a THOUSAND MILES begins with the 1st STEP…

    For too LONG Dr Chee had to PROVE and SHOW his Loyalty & Patriotism to the Nation and its 70% CONditioned Sheeple and 30% Patriotic People with an Arsenal of PAP cannons & guns pointing at him at every angle…

    A Chineses Newspaper is NOW willing to be INDEPENDENT in Thoughts & Writings and hopefully, more will Follow (wishful thinking lah!!!)

    Another Dr namely Cheng Bok ex-PAP vocal critic within and without is now gearing a Loyal Opposition to RETURN The Republic of Singapore to its People including the silly Sheeple…

    “Lagi satu kali…MERDEKA!!!” with Patriotism and NOT “semangat BOHONG” from “Tukang Bohong nama-nya” Lie CON YOU!!! (Indonesia spell Lee as Lie)

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  • clown pap S$m clan membership:

    clown pap clan membership is a direct legalized means toward awarding each other unjustified riches and an indirect means of rewarding loyalty.

    each year billions of taxpayer dollars are channeled to pap PA used to support political activities of clown pap. those businessmen and businesswomen who seek S$m T-shirt contracts all clamour to be c cc ccc cccc ccccc chairmen chairwomen. as long as they lend their names to clown pap they receive T-shirt contracts dished out via pap PA.

    those more senior clown pap clan members who have nothing better to do are given lucrative S$m positions in gic temasick. that is why gic temasick are sowing dollars reaping cents. it is alright if gic temasick are lky assets to be wasted away on clown pap clan members. BUT, unfortunately, gic temasick are assets of citizens, not lky. clown pap clan members no end justifying the legal theft in broad daylight by saying approved by parleement when they know in their heart of hearts such cannot take place in a truly honest society. even Msia najib didn’t do it.

    one more thing. pap clown himself chairs pap PA and gic. to disable anyone else to knwo true state of affairs. and places wife in temasick so as to make the placing of loyal useless clan members in S$m positions without any hindrance which 100% takes place if temasick is run by anyone else not related to clown pap. that is why die die INDIAN also masuk as malay president so that nobody honest can ask the inconvenient questions.

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  • LIONS:

    Yep,PUBLIC SERVICE IS NOT $ELF-$ERVING.
    DR GOH was truly wise to insist top public servants serve like its a calling,a VOCATION NOT UNLIKE PRIESTHOOD.

    I think our current LEEder$ n even their tribe’s elder$ like goh cock thong$ dont even understand?

    Sgs must pause n ask HOW COULD ANY SCHOLAR SERVE US IF THEY THINK OF HOW MUCH THEY CAN GET FOR THEMSELVES?

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  • 排骨仙:

    如果不是个个都肥肠满脑,那最少每一个都营养丰富均衡,保养得很好!

    来,排排坐,站好好,说“蜜糖”。。。嗯!行了!

    排排坐,就有果果吃?

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  • Great Asia:

    PAP is a German Shepherd, while the SDP is a noisy Chihuahua.

    What is the purpose of replacing a German Shepherd with a Chihuahua?

    To make the parliament noisier?

    After 3 decades, the SDP still can’t explain to Singaporeans why we should vote for them.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Great Asia:

    All the western countries are in decline.

    All western democracies are facing serious systematic problems.

    The US government debt is USD22,000,000,000,000 now.

    None of the advanced western countries has the means to pay down its debt.

    All the SDP politicians are angmoh worshipping monkeys. So, what makes you think that they will be able to produce the right solutions for Singapore?

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Great Asia:

    France government debt is US$2,700,000,000,000 now.

    Do you know how long the yellow vest protest has been going on?

    Do you know what is the jobless rate of France and other European countries?

    SDP monkeys are angmoh worshipping monkeys – they are worst than the angmohs.

    What makes you think the SDP politicians can be smarter than the PAP?

    None of the opposition parties was able to help Singaporeans in the past.

    It’s Singaporeans versus elitist PAP monkeys – we fight for ourselves!

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Great Asia:

    The US has elected Trump as the President.
    The UK is going to have a chaotic Brexit.
    France is going to be another Greece.
    Italy is going bankrupt too.
    And the list goes on.

    In the west, the media has become more powerful than the government. These media people or owners who don’t have the votes from the people are influencing the elected governments and making the decision for the society.

    While the intellectual communities of the west are desperately trying to find a fix, here in Singapore, we have an opposition party that is stuck in the 20th century, and it is trying to sell us their 20th century’s solutions.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Great Asia:

    “Yes, 1980 was a good year and we have had quite a journey since then. Along the way, the PAP has attacked us relentlessly. But we remain undeterred. We press on. Perhaps, this is why Singaporeans say that we are pah see boh zhao.”?!!!!!

    Even the Communist Party of China had admitted the mistakes they made in the past and recent years.

    But, here Singapore, we have the SDP keeps telling Singaporeans that they have not made any mistake.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • mostly to ourselves:

    //The US government debt is USD22,000,000,000,000 now.//

    no worry. usa is in a totally different special league (in the past, now and for the near future). usd has a unique status that no other currency possesses. do you see usd depreciating drastically even though it is the largest debtor country.

    //None of the advanced western countries has the means to pay down its debt.//

    depending on how you look at it.

    at least, other advanced western countries’s national debts may be external lar (can expect w/o if cannot pay hahahahaha).

    sinkie land national debts is mostly to ourselves (internal) for white idiots to w/o (indirectly) in the form of rent-seeking bit by bit ?

    see the difference. so don’t be too happy hor.

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  • respect but stay far far away:

    Great Asia:
    PAP is a German Shepherd, while the SDP is a noisy Chihuahua.

    What is the purpose of replacing a German Shepherd with a Chihuahua?

    To make the parliament noisier?

    After 3 decades, the SDP still can’t explain to Singaporeans why we should vote for them.

    Ha ha ha!

    A noisier parliament is always better than a quiet parliament.

    Far better than a parliament that only knows how to clap loudly in unison like mechanical bunnies or monkeys.

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  • respect but stay far far away:

    Great Asia:
    All the western countries are in decline.

    All western democracies are facing serious systematic problems.

    The US government debt is USD22,000,000,000,000 now.

    None of the advanced western countries has the means to pay down its debt.

    All the SDP politicians are angmoh worshipping monkeys. So, what makes you think that they will be able to produce the right solutions for Singapore?

    Ha ha ha!

    A country debt is not the same as a personal debt.

    A country debt is just a piece of stupid paper some smart countries agreed to exchange it for real product and services.

    Send debt collector to collect personal debt but send what to collect from “advanced western countries”?

    And yet these smart countries continue to accepting these stupid pieces of paper, because these smart countries know that they will be in even more serious internal systemic problem when billions of people have nothing to do.

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  • respect but stay far far away:

    Great Asia:
    France government debt is US$2,700,000,000,000 now.

    Do you know how long the yellow vest protest has been going on?

    Do you know what is the jobless rate of France and other European countries?

    SDP monkeys are angmoh worshipping monkeys – they are worst than the angmohs.

    What makes you think the SDP politicians can be smarter than the PAP?

    None of the opposition parties was able to help Singaporeans in the past.

    It’s Singaporeans versus elitist PAP monkeys – we fight for ourselves!

    Ha ha ha!

    At least in angmoh countries the yellow vest protest are allowed to go on.

    At least in angmoh countries ordinary people can fight for themselves.

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  • respect but stay far far away:

    Great Asia:
    The US has elected Trump as the President.
    The UK is going to have a chaotic Brexit.
    France is going to be another Greece.
    Italy is going bankrupt too.
    And the list goes on.

    In the west, the media has become more powerful than the government. These media people or owners who don’t have the votes from the people are influencing the elected governments and making the decision for the society.

    While the intellectual communities of the west are desperately trying to find a fix, here in Singapore, we have an opposition party that is stuck in the 20th century, and it is trying to sell us their 20th century’s solutions.

    Ha ha ha!

    At least the people’s will is reflected.

    At least someone is allowed to take the trouble to write so much just because a party like SDP wanted to contest in the coming election.

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  • respect but stay far far away:

    Great Asia:
    “Yes, 1980 was a good year and we have had quite a journey since then. Along the way, the PAP has attacked us relentlessly. But we remain undeterred. We press on. Perhaps, this is why Singaporeans say that we are pah see boh zhao.”?!!!!!

    Even the Communist Party of China had admitted the mistakes they made in the past and recent years.

    But, here Singapore, we have the SDP keeps telling Singaporeans that they have not made any mistake.

    Ha ha ha!

    When the Communist Party of China had admitted the mistakes they made in the past and recent years, what did they do?

    They quadruple their control by using modern technology to make sure they don’t make the same mistake again.

    No Singaporean below 60 want to have anything politically to do with it because the “western countries” did make them a comfortable middle class up until the 90s.

    No Singaporean below 40 wants to have anything politically to do with it because who wants to be part of a faceless monolith like a billion other worker ants where the average income is less than 1/3 of any “western countries”?

    No Singaporean below 20 wants to have anything to do with it because they know they won’t even be able to search for their favourite bedtime story about a teddy bear!

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  • kilat seah !:

    Lidat how to make mistake again ?

    Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

    https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/massive-database-leak-gives-us-a-window-into-chinas-digital-surveillance-state.html

    respect but stay far far away: When the Communist Party of China had admitted the mistakes they made in the past and recent years, what did they do?

    They quadruple their control by using modern technology to make sure they don’t make the same mistake again.

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