SDP Repeats Call for Opposition Parties to Work Together, Youth Wing to Focus on Engaging Younger Voters

The SDP embarked on an extensive walkabout this morning covering all the five constituencies it contested in the last elections (Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Yuhua, Holland-Bukit Timah and Marsiling-Yew Tee).

During a media doorstop, Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan repeated the party’s call for the opposition to present a coordinated campaign in the coming elections.

“The differences between the parties are minuscule” Dr Chee said, compared to the common goal of breaking the PAP’s stranglehold of Parliament.

It is important that the opposition gives the people confidence in casting their vote for an alternative that is able to get its act together.

The SDP held a meeting for opposition parties in October last year to facilitate discussion on opposition cooperation and will continue to work to make such cooperation a reality.

In the meantime, the party will focus on engaging younger Singaporeans and bringing their concerns to the fore. We will do this through our Young Democrats.

One of the members Ms Min Cheong identified some of the issues that younger Singaporeans are worried about: meaningful jobs and job opportunities, the high cost of living especially high HDB prices, and the unfair competition of foreign PMETs.

Another Young Democrat, Mr Fadly Azad, outlined some of the initiatives and projects that the youth wing will be undertaking. These include posting vlogs and interviews of younger members on social media aimed at engaging and exciting younger Singaporeans about the SDP’s plans and ideas for Singapore.

CEC member Mr Damanhuri Abas who contested in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC in the last elections, pointed out that the enthusiasm of the YD is a reflection of what’s happening on the ground.

“This is not just a strategic move but a reflection of what’s happening on the ground,” Mr Daman said. “The young are coming forward, they want to be heard.”

Speaking in Chinese, SDP Treasurer Mr Lim Boon Heng added that the party’s online communications strategy has resulted in young people being attracted to the SDP and coming forward to join us.

Following the doorstop, members boarded two buses which ferried them to the various constituencies to continue with our Sunday morning meet-and-greet with residents and selling our party newspaper, The New Democrat (TND).

The hot off the press issue of TND talks about the SDP’s 10-point plan to lower the cost of living for Singaporeans. It also hammers home the problem of expensive HDB flats and the 99-year lease problem.

 

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40 Responses to “SDP Repeats Call for Opposition Parties to Work Together, Youth Wing to Focus on Engaging Younger Voters”

  • TruBlu:

    OPPO SGS MUST WORK AS ONE IN MIND N IN ‘body’ to be effective n garner more votes.

    SDP should start working with PSP for a START.

    WE NEED MORE MEANINGFUL CHECKS N BALANCE.

    As it is,CHECKS N BALANCE are scant n ineffectual.

    if oppo can come together,sgs will surely wake up and see things in clearer manner.

    too many oppo parties actually cause confusion instead of conviction.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    I am SURE Singapore is READY for an ALLIANCE…Air-TIGHT with no Bubbles to Form the Next Govt.

    PSP will go FORWARD with the other members of the Alliance STANDING by its side…54 seats will Fall on our 54th year of The Republic of Singapore’s Independence to celebrate the New Govt…

    SingaporeINC and the Dynasty will be DESTROYED and Thrown into the Rubbish Dump where it costs Thousands LEEgally bought through LEEgal Corruption!!!

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  • Harder Truths:

    I have been saying this for a very long long long time….

    It is not about how many parties you have – it is how you work together that matters to the electorate.

    Show you can do that and people will not hesitate to vote for you.

    Well Done SD – please follow through on this agenda urgently.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Also do not be hesitant to take up good idead from other parties. Work together for a solution. Remember Unity is Strength.

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  • opposition dude:

    It will be tough for the opposition to come together since no one is willing to give way to the other. It’s better to have one really strong party to be able to contest half the parliament seats instead.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    These scattered opposition parties should combined resource and strength into 1 opposition party. Much like Republicans vs Democrats in the USA.
    In the Republicans (A lot of Members hated Donald Trump but they still came together and defeated the Democrats). In a political party (there maybe left, right, center), as long as they win the election, everything else comes later.
    I believe the opposition in Singapore should do just that to win GE2020.

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  • topple pap S$m clan liars:

    since time immemorial, one generation founds a city state, the next generation starts to rot, and the third one ruins it completely.

    pap Singapore is no different.

    1st gen pap did it, making all manner of sacrifices and right decisions. 2nd generation starts to rot, lying about swiss standard of living and world cup football and more roads for more cars. 3rd generation with S$m money faced mentality, ruins it, making it worse by appointing INDIAN as malay president and utterly useless monkeys and civil serpeants as 4th leaders.

    what is the point?

    the point is, since time immemorial, city states such as Singapore never lasts unless there is regime change. and since time immemorial, regime change succeeds, sometimes by 3rd generation but most times by 3rd generation. which means pap days are ending soon, very soon.

    why so sure? bread and butter, and that car and that roof over head. with more and more 70% sheep shaking at home instead of making S$ in useful work, bread and butter becomes harder to come by and that car elusive and that roof over head smaller and smaller yet more and more out of reach.

    but why so long winded. why not simply say cown pap ends GE2019 just like najib umno ended GE14. ok. agree. pap dies after GE2019.

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  • Dr Chee 1 Seat.:

    I never supported SDP. I am more PV/WP.

    But;

    I ask myself, Dr Chee SJ, was a lecturer in NUS, and if say he had become a trait** in the early days, he would have enjoyed millions and millions$ by now, sit on Top and TCSSong.

    So he sacrificed for Singapore and lucky his wife always by his side, rain or shine even in times of jail terms. Pains and Sufferings must be.

    OK, I think he jolly well deserve a seat in Parliament and earns a living for his family this time around. Deserving some little good times for his family by now, some money buy his wife a gift of sought.

    CSJ was right from Day 1.

    Vote for CSJ only 1 seat. The rest PV/WP. Thanks.

    But be careful GCT CB mouth and adversary politics, sure slam him down.

    GCT never gets my vote.

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  • who dares win:

    its not about how many opposition parties it takes to fight PAP in this GE..
    rather its how much fight there is in the oppo members thats important.

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  • PAP Rejects 18 Years Old Vote:

    PAP is very cunning. It rejects allowing 18 years old Singaporeans to vote although they can carry a rifle to kill.

    Is it because PAP is afraid that the young ones will vote them out becos of NS call up ?

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  • HDB flats depreciate to ZERO:

    If WP does not agree to work together with other parties, do NOT for WP. Other opposition parties should also put up a 3rd candidate in GRC and SMC that WP is going after.

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  • Patterson more than Mountbatte:

    Archie, Patterson more than Mountbatten.

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  • Ho Suk Kok HSK:

    Does WP know that a coalition gives better chance of winning votes or having multiple vote splitting parties?

    So, we must suspect wp to be up to no good if it continues to ensure the coalition fails.

    WP has been anti-opposition-coalition since a few GE ago.

    We need to QUESTION why.
    Else we are no better than the unquestioning MIW voters.

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  • Harder Truths:

    PAP Rejects 18 Years Old Vote:
    PAP is very cunning. It rejects allowing 18 years old Singaporeans to vote although they can carry a rifle to kill.

    Is it because PAP is afraid that the young ones will vote them out becos of NS call up ?

    Actually there is more chance of an 18-year old voting appies than the opposition. Given the kind of brainwashing they have in schools what the boys need is a good NS stint to wake up and vote opposition.

    However – note that in spite of almost all male citizens (50% of the voters) going through NS – the majority of them still vote pappies!

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  • Dr. Chan:

    @PAP reject 18 yo vote:
    Why only 18 yo. Those, regardless of age, who are forced to do NS and reservist should vote against PAP.
    Unless those sign on jiak liao bee vote your master then okay lah.

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  • John Lim:

    If this is a call to VTO, FORGET IT! NOBODY TRUSTS THE OPPOSITION TO FORM THE NEXT GOVERNMENT!

    They (the opposition) don’t have to come together alone. Just get
    more opposition into parliament, break their 2/3 majority is all you
    can hope for, for now.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Dr Chee 1 Seat.:
    I never supported SDP. I am more PV/WP.

    But;

    I ask myself, Dr Chee SJ, was a lecturer in NUS, and if say he had become a trait** in the early days, he would have enjoyed millions and millions$ by now, sit on Top and TCSSong.

    So he sacrificed for Singapore and lucky his wife always by his side, rain or shine even in times of jail terms. Pains and Sufferings must be.

    OK, I think he jolly well deserve a seat in Parliament and earns a living for his family this time around. Deserving some little good times for his family by now, some money buy his wife a gift of sought.

    CSJ was right from Day 1.

    Vote for CSJ only 1 seat. The rest PV/WP. Thanks.

    But be careful GCT CB mouth and adversary politics, sure slam him down.

    GCT never gets my vote.

    CSJ… a reluctant politician pulled in by a season one Chiam to boost the opposition standing…Green & Wet behind the ears he had to learn the HARD WAY paying a HIGH cost along the way…

    Today he has PROVEN beyond a shadow of DOUBT he is a TRUE PATRIOT!!! if I may add his biggest downfall in his early years was his sister now in the shadow and should REMAIN there

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  • Python 5:

    spoke to a friend today.

    He says….the prostitute media and LKY portrays Chee Soon Juan as a megalomaniac and political gangster.

    but next he asked me: have I seen him in person and his wife and children? CSJ children are young and mature and very well behaved. very ordinary people, just like you and me..unknown in public.

    that makes him and his wife very good parents isn’t it???

    Next, you look at LKY’s children. very high profile people.

    Quarrel over the Oxley Road house, until the dispute goes to parliament and into the international media. even the grandchildren are locked in a cold war. lawsuit-legal battles inside the family circle!!!

    please ask yourself now: what kind of parents is LKY and Kwa GC???

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  • pap character assassinates:

    remember pap laulan wrong let the cat out of the bag, that HDB value is zero at end of 99 years rental lease. slip of tongue or mistaken strategy?

    anyway as soon as 70% sheep digests the HDB value goes to zero message, pap dies. after all these years of being BSed by pap that HDB is asset that can be enhanced, 70% sheep must listen to pap laulan wrong and realize they have been faked news all these years pap is in power.

    so the same goes to pap clown who let the cat out of the bad, that pap fixes OPPO, the more OPPO the more time needed to fix OPPO.

    anyway Dr Chee SJ is a worthy son of the soil who at that time is seen to be detrimental to lky BS and so lky character assassinated Dr Chee SJ, aka fixed Dr Chee SJ swee swee. is lky successful? we don’t think so since we never once believed what lky said, or in the same vein, anything pap says.

    Dr Chee SJ, Dr Tan CB, Mr Lim Tean, Mr Leong Sze Hian, Mr Roy Ngerng, Ms Han Hui Hui, and anyone who dares to stand up against pap bullying, regardless of their background or past lies on them by pap fixing machinery, are worth sons and daughters of Singapore whom we respect.

    long story short. who do we despise, if there are so many we respect. well, we despise anything pap, including the polampar Ljs and polampar Cbs in c cc ccc cccc ccccc and all things under by pap PA. we never spit at any c cc ccc cccc ccccc Lj or Cb who knock on our doors. only because we are world class OPPO who do not behave like pap hooligan fixing Ljs and Cbs.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20:

    HongKie are stupid whereas Singaporeans are smarter and will not be played by oppie such as Dr Chee, who is sponsored by foreign power.

    Dear Readers,
    Do not play into the hand of foreign power.(Dr Chee)
    ONLY STUPID HONGKIE WERE PLAYED AND MANIPULATE BY CIA AND TAIWAN.

    Watch this uncut video. (please download it and share on your whatsapp group)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t1xOxdTt8c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGFp0zIls2c

    In this video, losers students, angry at the majority citizens for not supporting the students call for labour strike, FORCE OTHERS TO JOIN THE STUDENTS PROTEST BY FORCIBLY DISRUPTION TRAFFIC.

    Singapore loser opposition supporters are losers just like the HongKie.
    (Goh Meng Seng, where are you and your low intelligent oppie supporters)

    Singapore belong to everyone and we, everyone must united behind PAP.
    This GE,
    1. Vote PAP, support 9% GST to give poor Ministers pay rise otherwise they will corrupt.
    2. Vote PAP, support NS so that the young will not go on the street to create havoc for their selfish purpose like the HongKie students.
    3. Vote PAP, support more foreigners as Singaporeans are not having sex in small space to produce enough babies.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20

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  • Founder SDP Member (ex):

    Chee Soon Juan can’t even get a single seat in parliament after so many years trying. Even a by-election in a Chinese majority voters area also lost yo a non-Chinese!

    Yet he wants to get other opposition leaders to follow his lead? Just like playing music to cows?

    Any way, keep trying.

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  • Put CSJ Into Parliament:

    At first I am not for Dr Chee Soon Juan. But after a while I came to realize that this man is a great man who is willing to sacrifice himself and his family fighting for Singaporeans.

    Action Speaks Louder than words. Look around you and see if you can point out any living politician that has made the most sacrifice for Singaporeans. Nobody except one – Dr Chee Soon Juan.

    This man is NUS lecturer. He and his wife both got Doctorate degrees and can draw high salaries and live a comfortable life in a bungalow and driving Mercedes car. Yet he is fighting for Singaporeans. Instead he drives a Scrap car and lives a simple life in a HDB 3 room flat. And he has been in and out of jail many times for fighting against the PAP bad policies. His children are well brought up.

    This man has put forward many good ideas which are copied by PAP with a little bit of modification.

    Its time to put him and many others like Dr Tan Cheng Bok, Lim Tean, Kenneth
    and the other good politicians so that they can make our lives better because the PAP leaders has run out of ideas.

    We need to kick out those PAP leaders who are sleeping and not on the ball or else we will sink deeper. Vote more Opposition in Now.

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  • What About Cheating On Taxi?:

    The PAP had accused Dr Chee of cheating on Taxi fare and mail charges.

    Well how much profit can he make ? Will this small money make him a millionaire ?

    This accusation by the PAP makes no sense at all.

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  • pap is a clan of S$m liars:

    What About Cheating On Taxi?:
    The PAP had accused Dr Chee of cheating on Taxi fare and mail charges.

    Well how much profit can he make ? Will this small money make him a millionaire ?

    This accusation by the PAP makes no sense at all.

    when we were working, the enlightened practice was, use of office resources for personal advantage up to a reasonable amount is ok.

    after all, which Singapore provided with a company car has not used it to ferry wife children for non work purposes during work hours? the same goes to all the pap Ljs and pap Cbs who accused Dr Chee SJ.

    after all, which Singapore with an office phone has not used it to call wife children during work hours for non work purposes? the same goes to all the pap Ljs and pap Cbs who accused Dr Chee SJ.

    if the practice is NO, absolutely NO, as applied to Dr Chee SJ, then, all the pap Ljs and pap Cbs who accused Dr Chee SJ shall need to account to maker one day for the hypocrisy. All of them, since by omission or by commission all the pap Ljs and pap Cbs are accountable for the pap lie.

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  • Eric:

    useless woodywood pecker. His days are numbered.

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  • Wayang Pangsai:

    Is WP under orders not to form Coalition?

    I hereby prophecise that WP will not play ball and form coalition.

    WP is expected to be the cause of failure of coalition.

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  • Singaporean Kong Come:

    Accused Dr Chee of cheating on Taxi fare and mail charges. Small money can make huge profit meh? How about the 14 TC fund lost in lehman bro mini bond, Ho Jinx salary has no transparency. Missing 13million $$$$ fund don’t bother to answer…

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  • Lucky CSJ:

    CSJ’s pity wife, waited for him for so long, always by his side from young smooth pretty face to now old wriggled face;

    I say if CSJ finally get’s into parliament this time round; he should kneel down hugging his wife leg with a big bouquet of roses to thanks her; and with all their children besides;

    In the name of The Women’s Power, he do it.; his wife, his children suffered…. for him…. for Singapore.

    Dr Chee 1 Seat.:
    I never supported SDP. I am more PV/WP.

    But;

    I ask myself, Dr Chee SJ, was a lecturer in NUS, and if say he had become a trait** in the early days, he would have enjoyed millions and millions$ by now, sit on Top and TCSSong.

    So he sacrificed for Singapore and lucky his wife always by his side, rain or shine even in times of jail terms. Pains and Sufferings must be.

    OK, I think he jolly well deserve a seat in Parliament and earns a living for his family this time around. Deserving some little good times for his family by now, some money buy his wife a gift of sought.

    CSJ was right from Day 1.

    Vote for CSJ only 1 seat. The rest PV/WP. Thanks.

    But be careful GCT CB mouth and adversary politics, sure slam him down.

    GCT never gets my vote.

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  • Patterson more than Bedlington:

    SDP is not just about Captain Chee Soon Juan.

    I will not and will tell people not to vote for SDP.

    Why?

    Just look at the people inside SDP and what their writings and postings on the net. The good doctor inside SDP should come to his senses and leave SDP.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    Dr. Chee made many wrong moves during his political career(not much of a career – more like failed crusade). From hunger strikes to kicking out his Mentor, (the long serving most significant opposition Mr. Chiam) I thought he has very little EQ.
    But I do wish him success at this time. He has many great ideas and surrounds himself with great people. He is well spoken, together with Lim Tean, they can outspeak any PAP ministers, even the dishonorable Ah Loong.

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  • Realistically:

    For those who champion Chee, please come forward to defend him by stating clearly how he has contributed to any policy discussion with substance. Merely saying that his SDP education policy of having smaller classes is a no-brainer motherhood.

    Chee, if I remembered rightly, also claimed to have settled with Chiam See Tong around the last GE, only for Lina Chiam to say otherwise. Chee claimed his PhD thesis was several hundred pages long only for Wong Kan Seng to prove his lie that it was in fact only 80 pages, if my memory is not wrong.

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  • Wong Cant Sing ?:

    @Realistically

    What talking you ? You quote Wong Cant Sing. I remember him saying about Mas Selamat that if Mas is not in Singapore then he must be outside of Singapore.

    Talking rot, can Mas be at the Moon ? For fiack sake, please quote someone who is more reliable and trustworthy.

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  • Realistically:

    @ Wong Cant Sing ?:
    August 10, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Mas Selamat issue has absolutely NOTHING to do with Chee Soon Juan’s LIE that his PhD thesis was over a few hundred pages long when it was in FACT around 80.

    Neither has Wong’s failure as the Home Affairs Minister got anything whatsoever in Chee Soon Juan’s making exaggerated taxi fair claims nor Chee sending his wife’s academic work by courier using his research funds.

    Pity the Paul Thambyah, a senior consultant doctor and Professor cannot see through Chee Soon Juan’s character flaw innate to his DNA, after so many years and despite Chee’s abject failure in the Bukit Batok by-election.

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  • Chun Chun Accurate:

    I can see them in Parliament 2020;

    Lim Tean + GRC,
    Kok Ming + some lawyers?? GRC
    Dr CheeSJ + GRC,
    Dr TanCB + GRC, and
    all the WPs Low, Slyvia Lim, Pritam, Png, etc..in the Parliaments
    + Daniel Goh,
    + Leon Perera,
    + Dennis Tan,
    + Glenda Han
    + He Ting Ru

    I see them vividly clear.
    What I see, chun chun accurate.

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  • George:

    Khaw BW and Tan CJ has led youths’ values astray and unready for the job market, opposition parties and youths should focus to VOTE THEM OUT !

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  • Educatedidiots:

    Fighting a lost cause. SINgaporeans will be as SINgaporean comes, loaded and an educated idiot.

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  • It's The End Already:

    Sinkies are spineless.
    It is never an issue of opposition unity.
    It is just an excuse for balless spineless sinkies.

    Most of the contests in last general election were one-on-one against the pigs.
    The outcome is 70%, an unexpected amazing feat for the pigs.
    The pigs are recruiting new citizens to tip the scale.
    The composition is roughly 30-35-35. How many of the 35% will wake up from their dreams in time to save the sinking sampan?

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  • Lina Goh C T:

    Why is SDP CHEE being painted in bad light by mothershit speaking as if it were representing CST ? And why is GCT invited for Lina Chiam’s donation dinner?

    What is the reality of CST ?

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  • Magnolia Singaporeans First:

    Is Singaporeans First party inactive already?

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  • PAP lite:

    WP is PAP lite , they are more likely to form a coalition with PAP if they still survive the court case.

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