Our “Dear Leader”
A Heart for the People
The SDA is led by
Chairman Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
From Technician to Principal Engineer
Desmond started his career as an air-con mechanic and technician. He worked hard, scaled the ranks, and was recognised for his strategic planning, problem-solving and mentoring abilities. Desmond graduated with a Master’s in Engineering Management in 2006, and is now a Principal Engineer serving among Singapore’s top telecommunications firms.
Dedicated Locals' Caring Community
Desmond started the charity Dedicated Locals’ Caring Community in 2015. The charity has grown to over 1500 members, and has distributed over 5 million assistance packages to persons in need. Dedicated Locals’ currently serves over 7000 beneficiaries across Singapore, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
"I grew up in a poor family. Some days, we did not have enough rice to eat.
Today, I am lucky that I can help thousands of low-income Singaporeans, families and children, have meals to eat every day through my charity work.
Throughout my political career, my personal motto has always been “A Heart for the People”.
I have fought and lost in politics, been laughed at for being “simple”.
But I will never give up.
When you have a heart for the people, and your mission is to improve lives, you never give up.
The SDA and I will always do our best to serve you.
And we humbly ask for your support."
Singapore Democratic Alliance