One Minute: Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) GE2020 Election Manifesto

Slogan

A Heart for the People

Promise

“The SDA promises to challenge the PAP-led government and press it to implement policies that will benefit Singaporeans. … When you elect us into parliament, we will be better able to:

  • voice the concerns of the people in parliament
  • challenge policies which will lead to greater suffering of the average Singaporean
  • involve Singaporeans in policy decisions and champion policies that put them first” – Singapore Democratic Alliance

Key Theme

The PAP’s ruthless, selfish, “growth at all cost” mantra has resulted in suffering, and yet more suffering for average Singaporeans.

Priorities

  • GST: reducing the GST to 3% for basic items such as food, common household products and other essential items., progressive GST taxation system of between 3% and 15% (where basic goods are taxed the least and luxury items are taxed the most)
  • Public projects: a more stringent set of checks prior to the approval of expenditure on vain-glorious mega-projects like Changi Jewel, Ng Teng Fong Hospital, Founders’ Memorial
  • Social inequality: an extra 1 to 5% of the government’s annual net returns on investments to be channelled towards helping youth from disadvantaged families
  • CPF: senior citizens receive their CPF savings in full upon hitting the retirement age – currently at the age of 62, a component be reserved for MediSave and MediShield Life to fund emergency healthcare costs
  • Jobs: stricter qualifying criteria regulations for local firms that seek to hire foreign working professionals, tightened quotas on the number that a company can hire, and that these foreign working professionals come from universities on a Singapore-accredited list, tighter labour audits on companies

Read SDA’s GE2020 Manifesto here

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