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Chairman’s Labour Day Message 2021

Dear Friends, The difference between a citizen and anyone else is – a citizen has the courage to stay the course, tahan, and in every one of our small ways work together to lift Singapore out of difficult times. On May Day this year, the exceptional ability of Singaporean workers to tahan, strive and stay […]

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Cabinet Reshuffle A Dangerous Game of Musical Chairs

The latest Cabinet reshuffle is disappointing, and signals the PAP-led government’s clear lack of preparation and direction. It is incredulous to see that Mr Lawrence Wong and Mr Ong Ye Kung have been skirted to head different ministries barely a year after taking charge of Education and Transport respectively. While the Prime Minister has apologised […]

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The Government must be Held Accountable for the Impact of the Dependent’s Pass Scheme on Singaporean Workers

In a long over due move, the government has announced that will scrap the scheme where Dependent’s Pass (DP) holders are excluded from companies’ foreign worker quotas. The move to exclude DP-holders from foreign worker quotas – which has endured for over a decade – has potentially cost Singaporeans tens of thousands of job opportunities […]

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Open Dialogue over Race and Religious Issues should be Inclusive, and Not about One Side Controlling the Narrative

The Constitution (Article 152) states three things when it comes to protection of race and religious minorities in Singapore. Namely, the government must: • care for the interests of race and religious minorities• exercise its functions in such manner as to recognise the special position of the Malays, and• protect the political, educational, religious, economic, […]

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SDA Statement on Budget 2021

The SDA is disappointed with the measures announced in Budget 2021. With incomes stagnating, rising under-employment, and surging cost of living, these measures will put a further strain on Singaporeans. (1) Trickle-down effects of the petrol tax hike on average Singaporeans Petrol tax has been hiked by up to 23 percent. This is up from […]