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 Singapore (09/06)
The prime minister is the leader of the political party or coalition of parties having the majority of seats in Parliament.
Opposition parties gained small numbers of seats in the general elections of 1984 (2 seats out of a total of 79), 1988 (1 seat of 81), 1991 (4 seats of 81), 1997 (2 seats of 83), 2001 (2 seats of 84) and 2006 (2 seats of 84).
Singapore 's efforts to maintain economic growth and political stability and its support for regional cooperation harmonize with U.S. policy in the region and form a solid basis for amicable relations between the two countries.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2798.htm   (3560 words)

 Singapore Democratic Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Singapore Democratic Party (abbrev: SDP; Chinese: 新加坡民主党) is a liberal party in Singapore.
In 1999, the SDP leader Chee Soon Juan came to national attention when he was giving a public speech in the financial district despite not having a permit to speak publicly.
The SDP's economic alternatives were later criticised by the PAP as leading Singapore to bankruptcy and inflation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Singapore_Democratic_Party   (1934 words)

 Guide to Singapore's opposition parties
OLLOWING is background on key Singapore opposition parties as the recession-hit city state gears up for an early general election on November 3.
The party, a sharp critic of the government, aims to "eliminate all forms of authoritarianism" and "replace elitism with free competition and equal opportunity".
The party, a long-time champion of the working class, has set its sights on the "new poor" for the upcoming elections as Singapore battles in worst recession in more than 30 years.
www.singapore-window.org /sw01/011026re.htm   (482 words)

 Member Parties - Singapore Democratic Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We, the members of the Singapore Democratic Party, pledged to bear true faith and allegiance to the Republic of Singapore, and to protect and defend our nation’s interests, in pursuit of democracy, justice and equal opportunity for all Singaporeans.
The SDP is also interested in seeing democracy take root in other countries, especially those in the Asian region, as this would mean a more conducive environment for peace, stability and sustainable development.
The SDP was founded on August 1980 with a membership of 200.
www.cald.org /website/sdp.htm   (240 words)

 Singapore - Political Opposition
In the 1988 elections, Lee Siew Choh, a candidate of the Workers' Party and one of the two opposition members chosen to sit in Parliament as nonvoting members, was forced on the campaign's opening day to go to court and pay damages for comments he made about PAP during the 1984 election.
The opposition parties themselves were divided along racial and ideological lines and unable to compete with the PAP as a common front.
The Workers' Party, led by J.B. Jeyaretnam in 1989, was the principal opposition party.
countrystudies.us /singapore/55.htm   (785 words)

 The Epoch Times | Singapore Ruling PAP Denied Walkover Election Win   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SINGAPORE - Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has been denied a majority by walkover in a general election for the first time in 18 years after opposition parties on Thursday fielded candidates for more than half the seats for the May 6 poll.
Analysts have no doubt the PAP will win Singapore's 10th election since 1965, but it may face a tougher contest this time as opposition parties, divided and marginalised in previous elections, are better organised and have coordinated their election strategies.
Lee and his father, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, have launched a defamation suit against the Singapore Democratic Party and eight of its leaders over articles in the SDP newspaper, The New Democrat, which attacked the government for its handling of a high-profile scandal at the National Kidney Foundation charity.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/6-4-27/40902.html   (526 words)

 AsiaMedia :: SINGAPORE: PM, MM seek aggravated damages from Singapore Democratic Party
He also noted that the SDP had posted an audio clip on the party's website which charged that the PAP Government was "going all out to crush" the opposition party ahead of the May 6 polls.
The podcast and the continued sale of the party's newsletter at this time were carried out "cynically for political gain," and aimed "to enhance the election prospects of the SDP and its candidates, and to hurt the reputation and image" of the two PAP leaders, he said.
Twelve SDP CEC members received letters from the two PAP leaders' lawyers last Friday, demanding a public apology and damages for saying in its party newsletter that they were corrupt and had covered up wrongdoings at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=44254   (2016 words)

 Singapore ruling party renews majority
Singapore's opposition, seeking to weaken the governing party's four-decade hold on power, held onto two crucial seats in Saturday's parliamentary polls but it was unclear whether its overall support would increase.
Singapore's tiny opposition parties had mounted their biggest challenge to the PAP in 18 years by fielding candidates for more than half the 84 seats in parliament.
Voting is compulsory in Singapore, but only about 1.2 million people out of 2.2 million on the electoral register had a chance to vote due to walkovers in 37 of the 84 seats.
news.ninemsn.com.au /article.aspx?id=99063   (725 words)

 The Epoch Times | Singapore Opposition Leader Barred from Leaving Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SINGAPORE - A prominent Singapore opposition leader said on Sunday authorities had stopped him from leaving the country and impounded his passport as he had failed to draw up a plan to pay libel damages to two former premiers.
Chee Soon Juan, secretary-general of the tiny Singapore Democratic party, was leaving for Turkey on Saturday to attend the World Movement for Democracy conference when he was stopped by immigration officers at the airport.
Singapore laws bar bankrupts from travelling overseas, but lawyers said Chee's case was unusual as applications to travel are frequently granted when proper documents are provided.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/6-4-2/39981.html   (524 words)

 Chee Juan: ZoomInfo Business People Information
SDP's application for a license was rejected by the Public Entertainment Licensing Unit citing "law and order problems." The two activists were arrested when Chee refused to leave the premises after the police threatened to arrest them.
In addition to serving as a leader of the SDP, Chee is a founding member of the Alliance for Reform and Democracy in Asia (ARDA), which organized an Asia regional workshop at the Second Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in November 2000.
SDP chief Chee Soon Juan and other members of the party's 12-man Central Executive Committee have until 10am next Tuesday to apologise and pay damages to the two PAP leaders or face legal action.
www.zoominfo.com /people/juan_chee_73037812.aspx   (1049 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Singapore ruling party wins polls
Singapore's ruling party has been returned to power in general elections, official results show.
Official results showed that the ruling party won 45 of the contested seats, which it added to the 37 uncontested seats.
The party took 66% of the popular vote, 9% down on the 2001 polls.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/2/hi/asia-pacific/4980812.stm   (359 words)

 Political Parties in Singapore
The Singapore chapter of MCA Malaya, it is defunct in Singapore today, but still exists as a component of the ruling Barisan Nasional in Malaysia.
The longest-surviving and undoubtedly the most dominant and successful political party in Singapore's history, it formed the government in 1959 and is still the ruling party today, with a tally of 12 GE victories.
Originally Perak Progressive Party in 1953 (renamed in 1956), this Malayan opposition party founded by the Seenivasagam brothers was in the Malaysian Solidarity Convention with PAP during the years Singapore was part of Malaysia.
www.singapore-elections.com /political_parties.html   (1859 words)

 Podcasting News: Singapore Opposition Party to Fight Ban on Podcasting
Defeated Singapore Democratic Party candidate Ms Chee Siok Chin has filed a summons in the High Court asking it to declare the results of the 2006 General Election null and void.
In 2005, the Singapore Democratic Party adopted podcasting as a tool for political speech.
The PAP has been the ruling party in Singapore for more than 40 years and has won more than a dozen elections, always in landslide victories.
www.podcastingnews.com /archives/2006/05/singapore_oppos_3.html   (448 words)

 Singapore opposition party questions delay in rally permit
HE opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) on August 8 questioned whether the government was behind a delayed response from the police for a permit to stage a public rally.
A fund-raiser for veteran opposition MP J.B. Jeyaretnam earlier this year, which took seven weeks to get a permit, was believed to be the first opposition rally approved outside an election period in Singapore.
Singapore politics have been dominated by the People's Action Party throughout the republic's 36 year history.
www.singapore-window.org /sw01/010808af.htm   (261 words)

 World Movement for Democracy - DemocracyAlerts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The SDP and all of the individual members of the Party’s Central Executive Committee are being sued by Mr.
The SDP is one of several opposition parties in Singapore.
For instance, Dr. Chee Soon Juan, the Party's leader and a participant in the World Movement for Democracy, is not allowed to speak during rallies because of his recent bankruptcy resulting from a previous anti-defamation lawsuit that two former prime ministers, Mr.
www.wmd.org /democracyalerts/mar1506.html   (1450 words)

 Singapore Democratic Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Singapore Democratic Alliance (abbrev: SDA; Chinese: 新加坡民主联盟) is an alliance of political parties in Singapore.
Its 'spiritual leader' is believed to be the current head of the Singapore People's Party and 22 year Member of Parliament Chiam See Tong.
Chiam argued that a multi-party system is needed for democracy to survive in Singapore, and that a free Singapore with room for diverse views and opinions is necessary for the social, cultural and political well-being of the people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Singapore_Democratic_Alliance   (517 words)

 Asiaweek.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Roundtable’s Tay agrees that the SDP “weren’t the worst losers,” with Cheo and Chee turning in the second- and third-best tallies among losers.
The SDP boss prefers to blame the government’s hard-ball election tactics for the rout, particularly the warning that constituencies who elected opposition MPs would be last in the queue for housing renovation.
For his part, Chiam has lambasted the current SDP leadership as “wrong in judgment.” Or worse: “Integrity, truthfulness and honesty are very important to Singapore’s voters.
www.pathfinder.com /asiaweek/97/0207/nat6.html   (793 words)

 AsiaMedia :: SINGAPORE: Two more SDP leaders apologise
The SDP founding member, who is 65 and a retired businessman, also agreed to pay damages and costs and placed his apology in The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao today.
The reason: Although he quit the party in January, his name is still on the permit of the newsletter that contained the allegedly offending articles.
The remaining eight SDP leaders had until 10am yesterday to apologise, and after failing to meet that deadline, are set to face legal proceedings that the PAP leaders' lawyers said will begin today.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=44196   (1248 words)

 Singapore:Opposition Party documents local media bias
The Party said its statement of October 29 last year announcing a public conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was completely fled out.
Next the SDP's reply to a Strait Times report Approval for SDP talk was not delayed, says police (Dec 30, 1998) was also not published.
Since coming to power on the back of the democratic process, however, the PAP has passed laws to restrict, and in many cases, remove the rights and freedoms that underpin the spirit of democracy.
www.singapore-window.org /sw99/90112sdp.htm   (1580 words)

 Party website taken over
HE Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) website’s domain name was recently "stolen", apparently by someone living in Poland.
Attempts to recover the name have been unsuccessful according to the party's press release, Jan 17.
The party apologised to its readers for the inconvenience caused and said it was working to restore the website soon to continue to provide Singaporeans with alternative news and analysis on the political situation.
www.singapore-window.org /sw03/030117sd.htm   (196 words)

 Singabloodypore :: Singapore Election 2006: Party Political Broadcast
SINGAPORE, April 30 (Bernama) -- The four contesting parties in the Singapore general election spoke to Singaporeans last night via political broadcasts aired over television and radio.
The People's Action Party (PAP), which is contesting all 84 seats, was given 12 minutes while the Workers' Party and Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA), each with 20 candidates, were given 4.5 minutes each.
SDP made comparison of the salaries the ministers earn and the thousands of Singaporeans it said were not able to pay their utility bills or afford to buy their own flats or rent homes.
singabloodypore.civiblog.org /blog/_archives/2006/4/30/1921923.html   (1136 words)

 AsiaMedia :: SINGAPORE: Party broadcasts tomorrow
Party political broadcasts have been scheduled for tomorrow and next Thursday over four television channels and eight radio stations.
Both the Singapore Democratic Alliance and Workers' Party, which have 20 candidates each, will get 4.5 minutes air-time, while the Singapore Democratic Party, with only seven candidates, will get 2.5 minutes.
If a party does not provide a script or a speaker for any of the language broadcasts, it will forfeit the slot allocated.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=44425   (203 words)

 Podcasting News: Singapore Democratic Party Adopts Podcasting as Tool for Freedom of Political Speech
The Singapore Democratic Party has announced the launch of RadioSDP, the first political "podcast" in Singapore.
SDP secretary-general Chee Soon Juan has given the inaugural address, in which he highlights the Party's manifesto and raises issues regarding transparency and accountability.
The podcast is a way for the party to by-pass Singapore state-controlled media.
www.podcastingnews.com /archives/2005/08/singapore_democ.html   (227 words)

 Democratic Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
There are many political parties of diverse political orientation called the Democratic Party or similar.
Albania — Democratic Alliance Party, Democratic Party, and Democratic Party of Albania, which are different
Netherlands Antilles — Democratic Party of Bonaire, Democratic Party of Curaçao, Democratic Party of Sint Eustatius, Democratic Party of Sint Maarten
democratic-party.iqnaut.net   (163 words)

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No one is to come through!” barked the corporal to his men, clad in full riot gear – truncheons, shields, head gear, and shin guards.
Four (yes, 4) activists who had assembled outside the Central Provident Fund Building in downtown Singapore to protest against the non-transparent and non-accountable nature of the way the Singapore Government deals with public funds.
For example, the GIC (chaired by Mr Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister and paramount leader of Singapore) uses the country's financial reserves in investments all the world but refuses to give an account for its dealings.
www.singaporedemocrat.org /articlenkfprotest1.html   (566 words)

 Singapore Democratic Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/s/si/singapore_democratic_party.html   (36 words)

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