18 September 2019
Last Saturday, at a media briefing to announce the launch of its revamped website, which will go live today, SDP shared some details on its election strategy.
The briefing was hosted by SDP’s vice-chairman John Tan and Mr Benjamin Pwee at their Ang Mo Kio office.
Mr Tan said the rally on Oct 19 will feature speeches by some party members. And the speakers will focus on three main topics – “no to 9 per cent goods and services tax (GST)”, “no to 10 million resident population” and “no to the retention of Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings”.
Associate Professor Alan Chong from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies told The New Paper that the topics were relevant and important to Singaporeans.
He said: “The middle class in Singapore is under extreme economic pressures, and the SDP agenda looks to be promising.
“The GST is something Singaporeans are looking to save up on; and the population pressure is an issue that never goes away.”
Prof Chong added that the three issues would hit a nerve with the middle-class young people, which includes fresh graduates, or those who were about to graduate, who might have trouble finding jobs.
CMS / Online
Last updated on 18/09/2019