Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SDP's latest Proxy Alex Tan Zhixiang

A beacon of hope seems to appear for the Singapore Democratic Party as the "online hero" Alex Tan Zhixiang aligns himself with the Young Democrats. NOTMYSDP has in various posts shown how weak the Young Democrats is and the myths surrounding them. With reinforcement of a new media darling Alex Tan Zhixiang, Young Democrats can now capitalise on this attention-seeking individual to bring it to newer heights.

Alex celebrates his feature in The Sunday Times, with the support of Young Democrats' Honorary Secretary Jarrod Luo.

Several other prominent YD members/supporters are also leveraging on Alex Tan Zhixiang's fame by commenting and writing on his facebook wall.
Alex Tan Zhixiang also openly supports the Young Democrats' supporters/members:

This appears to be a well-coordinated move by the SDP to rope in a proxy to fight this online battle. The SDP has been known to capitalise on proxies (supporters who aren't given the membership to make them appear neutral), including Seelan Palay and Chia Ti Lik. SDP is playing a smart strategy not to give membership to Alex Tan Zhixiang as he openly denounces National Service and had a criminal record (According to Sunday Times, he was charged when he was serving National Service). As a member, he would be a liability to the party, so SDP is using him as a proxy.

Alex Tan Zhixiang added Corns Tan as his facebook friend. Utilising the access to Corns Tan's account, Alex Tan Zhixiang acted as an outpost for the SDP. He also issued a challenge which he mistakenly thought that NOTMYSDP was a PAP initiative.

So Who is Alex Tan Zhixiang?

Alex Tan Zhixiang claims to be working as an engineer with ISPL. However, it is found that he actually owns a tuition business "Tuition Now" with a friend Jason Soh - see facebook link (

A browse-through his profile and photos shows that he is very much a loner.

Alex Tan Zhixiang's Friendster
Alex Tan Zhixiang's Facebook

It is not known how Alex Tan Zhixiang joined the SDP but our sentiments are that he had subscribed to SDP's views soon after he was charged and served sentence in detention barrack during National Service.

NOTMYSDP will continue to check on the SDP and expose all its myths and untruths that it creates so as to allow Singaporeans to understand this party.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Seelan Palay & Co. Communism Supporters?

Seelan Palay is a guitarist with the band called Ila Mitra. Scratching your head over what Ila Mitra means?

Ila Mitra (Bangla: ইলা মিত্র) (1925-2002) was a legendary peasants movement organizer of the Indian subcontinent, especially in Bengal (now Bangladesh). She was born to an upper middleclass Bengali family in Kolkata on 18 October 1925. She became a communist during her youth. In 1945, she married Ramendra Mitra, who was an active member of the Communist Party despite his lineage from a zamindar (landowner) family of Chapai Nawabganj.

Seelan Palay and his Ila Mitra band members are pro-SDP and had participated in various SDP events, such as the IMF-World Bank distribution of flyers:

So why would someone pick the name of Ila Mitra? Not unless they are respect and look up to Ila Mitra.

That makes Seelan Palay and friends supporters of Communism. Perhaps that's why Seelan Palay has not been given the SDP membership.

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SDP wants BAN on news reports during GE

Singapore Democratic Party's Chairman, Gandhi Ambalan wants a complete ban on news reports during GE. This was in response to the proposed cooling-off period mooted by the PAP.

A complete ban would mean that Singapore be shut off from external world. Thousands of news network would be disallowed to mention Singapore in their reports. Sounds silly? Wait till you hear more!

Gandhi Ambalan writes, "Direct communication through rallies and groundwork have been opposition's mode of reaching out to voters."

Gandhi should speak for himself or for the SDP instead of speaking on behalf of the opposition. Workers' Party and Singapore Democratic Alliance members does groundwork before GE. When Gandhi Ambalan writes that, it gives a feeling that the SDP had not been doing their ground work. Would a longer campaigning period help? One wonders.

One reader of the SDP website had this comment to make about the SDP:

"SDP repeatedly prides itself on its ability to bypass the ruling party's control of the MSM through its mastery of the alternative media.

Complaining is just a (further) indication that it has run out of imaginative ideas to reach the electorate. More importantly, it should worry about what messages it wants to convey rather than raise hue and cry over the restrictions over the means.