09 Apr '11, 9am

10 campaign promises from the Singapore Democratic Party #SGelections

CONTRIBUTE half the MP's allowance towards serving the wards and introduce minimum wage laws. These are two of the 10 campaign pledges unveiled by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) on Saturday afternoon. Collectively called the SDP Promise, they consist of four pledges on the running of constituencies, and six on representation in Parliament. The opposition party also seeks to set up an endowment fund for the poor, and will not authorise unsafe investments of town council funds. If elected, SDP MPs will also involve residents in precinct management committees, and conduct weekly meet the people sessions and quarterly town hall meetings. On the national level, they pledge to work towards abolishing GST for essential items and foodstuffs while reducing GST for other items to 3 per cent, giving Singaporeans priority for jobs, and abolishing the CPF minimum sum scheme. They...

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