Friday, February 4, 2011

Kenneth Jeyaratnam disagrees with SDP's route

Finally, an Opposition Leader has casted doubts on the publicity tactics taken by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP).

Reform Party Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam has this to say about the SDP:

"SDP has chosen another route whereby they campaign for equality and Freedoms directly. ( I hope I haven't misrepresented them -this is my understanding)...

Whatever CSJ is or isn't, and after all he's my political rival. But we can't stand by and be a country which allows a political leader to be imprisoned for an act that would be perfectly legal and even deemed necessary to the democratic process in most other countries. (Not that I am disparaging the decisions of our legal system here.)"

Kenneth Jeyaretnam is the son of the late Opposition Leader Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam (or affectionately called "JBJ").

Chee Soon Juan is now soliciting for funds to help save him from a jail-term for an offence he committed. He has so far raised S$6,000.00 from Singaporeans' hard-earned money. SDP is even holding a "Kampung Night" dinner to raise funds for him.

Chee's party members also sell his books in public to raise funds for him.

Show your disapproval to this party machinery and the selfishness of Chee Soon Juan. Vote "no" to SDP!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

YD Member draws inspiration from autocratic Sukarno

One wonders if the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) even screens its young members or orientates them properly.

Muhd Shamin, a member of the Young Democrat (YD) - the youth wing of the SDP - recently wrote an article on the SDP's party website, invoking the wisdom of former Indonesian President Sukarno:

"“100 orang hanya bermimpi, tetapi berikanlah aku 10 pemuda maka akan kuguncang dunia!” (100 people only dream of, but give me 10 young people, and I will shake the world!)"

Didn't he know that President Sukarno used guided democracy to impose autocratic rule on Indonesians?

I wonder if Muhd Shamin is trying to imply that a democratic system doesn't require winning support of the masses, but just the support of a few.

SDP has always been a small fledgling party and in GE2006, it was regarded as the least significant political party in Singapore. This comes as no surprise since SDP espouses liberal ideas that are influenced from their ties with foreign organisations.

In SDP's Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan's own words "I occasionally receive foreign funding".

A Muslim that drinks?

Breaking the law with camera phone?

Vote wisely.

Say no to nonsensical politics. Say no to SDP.

Top 10 Questions to ask Chee at walkabouts

According to Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) article, Chee Soon Juan met MCYS Minister Vivian Balakrishnan during a walkabout and Chee told him:

"I think there are some issues that the voters here would be concerned about, don't you think?"

and then Chee pointed out to the Minister that the issue would be the YOG.

Our team came up with these following top 10 questions you can ask Chee when you see him at walkabouts.

1) Why are you using your party machinery to raise funds for personal gain to repay your fine for an offence that you deliberately commited?

2) You and your party have very strong links with many foreign advocacy groups. Are you speaking for Singaporeans or imposing foreign ideas on us?

3) We see you and your party members selling your books. Where do the proceeds go? Do they go into your pocket?

4) In one of the past GE, you shouted at Goh Chok Tong regarding some accusations on him. Would you be doing it this time round to gain publicity?

5) What are you physically doing to help all those poor folks (pushing carts & begging) featured on your party videos? (Hey wait! Aren't those the same photos you use every time?)

6) What's your current job?

7) Heard your wife is from Taiwan. Has she gotten her citizenship? What are your views on the Government giving out so many citizenships and PRs?

8) On one hand you mentioned freedom of speech and fought so hard even to get jailed for espousing that, but on the other, your party bans your critics from posting comments on your party website and facebook. So should we believe you?

9) Will SDP survive beyond you and your sister?

10) Could you please tell me that SDP is not contesting this constituency, please?!