Message to Holland-Bukit Timah GRC
Dear Holland-Bukit Timah voters,
Through the years, the SDP has never wavered in our commitment to speak up for you, our fellow Singaporeans. To us, politics is not about enriching ourselves. Rather, it is about speaking up against an all-powerful, uncaring and elitist ruling party.
In the last elections, Mr Lee Hsien Loong asked voters to trust the PAP and promised that the government would care for us and will work to improve our lives.
He has not kept his promise. The PAP says it will raise the GST to 9% after 2021. It will also continue to bring in more foreigners to compete with us for jobs and increase our population to 10 million. These moves will make our lives even bleaker especially after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Worse, we were told that the prices of our flats would never fall. But now, the PAP admits that our flats will decline in value until they become worthless at the end of the 99-year lease.
The ministers have little to worry about, they lavish themselves with astronomical salaries. PM Lee collects $220,000 a month. Even the junior entry-level ministers are paid $100,000 a month. How long do we average Singaporeans have to work to earn that amount?
The SDP is committed to changing all this by building a future of promise and hope for Singapore. We have drawn up alternative policies like suspending the GST until 2021, paying benefits to retrenched workers, and providing our retirees with income. All this is spelt out in our 4Y1N campaign.
Singaporeans say that SDP is pah see buay zhao. It is with this never-say-die, can-do spirit that we continue to serve this country, and serve it with pride and humility. It is in this spirit – the spirit that points the way forward – that I invite you, dear Holland-Bukit Timah voters, to build a brighter, more hopeful tomorrow with us.
新加坡民主党将改变人民行动党这些不实的承诺，致力于建立一个充满希望和未来的新加坡。我们已经制定了诸多政策，例如将消费税(GST)暂停直到2021年，提供福利金给被裁减的新加坡人，并提供津贴给我们的退休人士。所有这些都在我们 “四是不一”(4Y1N) 的竞选策略中有所阐明。
As the MPs for Holland-Bukit Timah, we will ensure that you enjoy the highest quality of life. We want to mould the constituency into an inclusive community, where no voice is unheard and no one is left behind. You will have our undivided attention, when it comes to attending to your needs and concerns. Above all, we will be your voice in Parliament, and bring your dreams and aspirations, ideas and struggles to Parliament.
The SDP Promise to Holland-Bukit Timah
In the first 100 days of taking over Holland-Bukit Timah, we promise to accomplish, among others, the following:
- publish an interim financial report,
- report on the handover processes,
- announce a budgetary plan,
- produce a 12-month work plan.
We will not engage a profit-making managing agent but personally recruit committed professionals to run the Town Council. This will save costs for the residents and help run an efficient and transparent Town Council.
For more information about our Town Council Plan, please go to our website yoursdp.org.