SDP to launch manifesto in two weeks, hold pre-election rally next month

Amir Hussain
·Senior Reporter
Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) secretary-general Chee Soon Juan (left) and SDP chairman Paul Tambyah (centre) at a media doorstop on Sunday (4 August). (PHOTO: SDP)
Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general Chee Soon Juan (left) and SDP chairman Paul Tambyah (centre) during a constituency walkabout in August. (PHOTO: SDP)

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) announced on Saturday (14 September) that it is ramping up its preparations for the next general election, with two major events and a revamped website.

The party will launch its manifesto in the form of a coffee table book, titled The Way Forward, at The Colonial along Scotts Road next Saturday (28 September).

It also plans to hold a pre-election rally at Hong Lim Park on 19 October, where speakers will talk about three main topics: an impending 9 per cent Goods and Services Tax, a possible 10-million resident population and the retention of Central Provident Fund savings.

The party will share more details on the rally at a later date.

Meanwhile, the SDP will launch a new website on Wednesday (18 September), with an improved user experience which also caters to handphone users. Its current site sees about 5,000 unique visitors each day.

SDP politicians John Tan and Benjamin Pwee shared the party’s upcoming schedule with reporters at a press conference at the party’s office on Saturday.

They said the coffee-table book, to be launched in conjunction with SDP’s 39th anniversary, has a first print run of 3,000 copies and will be priced at $39 each.

The SDP’s last book in 2010, in conjunction with its 30th anniversary, went through three runs of 1,000 copies each.

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