Petition for Opposition Parties in Singapore to come together

Petition for Opposition Parties in Singapore to come together

2 July 2020
Petition to
Singapore Democratic Party and 3 others
Signatures: 17Next Goal: 25
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Started by Andy C

I’m only 18 years old and after yesterday’s night political debate , I told my father that the Opposition Parties in Singapore should come together . When I first told my father this , he thought I meant that the Opposition Parties should come together and make a party . But no , I meant that they should all come together , for the greater good . For us Singaporeans , the people . As what Dr Jamus Lim has said last night , that we’re trying to deny PAP a blank cheque .


Last night I saw Dr Vivian Balakrishnan calling out Dr Chee Soon Juan for a “falsehood” , “cheap shot” and “false statement” … and saying “Let me state for the record , we will never have 10 million . We won’t even have 6.9 million” . I realised that Dr CSJ was never given a chance to finish what he was conveying and never given a chance to cite what Mr Heng Swee Keat said .


On 29 March 2019 reported by Straits Times,

“On the projected population of 6.9 million by 2030 , set out in the Government’s 2013 Population White Paper , Mr Heng said the number goes beyond how densely populated Singapore would be . The social space is as important .  


Singapore's population density is not excessive , he said , noting that other cities are a lot more crowded in terms of liveable space .


He cited former chief planner Liu Thai Ker , who said in 2014 that Singapore should plan for 10 million people for it to remain sustainable in the long term .”


Another article by Business Times reported on 01 August 2014 had the title: “Singapore should plan for population of 10m”

“According to Liu Thai Ker , Singapore should not stop its population growth project at the figure of 6.9 million listed in the 2013 White Paper on Population .


‘That is an interim figure and project and obviously Singapore is going to grow beyond that ,’ he said yesterday at a seminar , “Building a Nation: Tomorrow, Challenges and Possibilities for a Liveable Singapore” .


In the debate , Dr VB also told Dr Jamus Lim “You know Dr Lim , I read your manifesto and actually to be honest with you , we could have written the same manifesto” . Maybe that’s what PAP should be doing , coming up with what they think is a position just half a step to the left , something that they think the Opposition will use to try to appeal to Singapore citizens . But in all fairness , what the PAP feels to be half a step or actually no position at all could really be a huge leap forward for us Singaporeans , especially the ones who are suffering . What they think would appeal to Singaporeans might actually be part of the solution we really need . But because it sounds so simple … the PAP didn’t put it in place .


Even though Dr CSJ has very responsibly posted and cited the Straits Times report in his Facebook where Mr HSK agreed and cited the idea of a 10m population … or am I mistaken here ? I thought you would only cite a paper , research or study when you want to reinforce your points , if only Dr Jamus Lim did the unthinkable . By ceding CSJ his ultra-precious time of 1minute 30seconds in closing to cite the reports and clear his name since Dr VB was visibly angry at CSJ after he spoke about this .


Where is our DPM Tharman , when we need him ? My friends and I are big fans of his after he pwned the foreign reporters on the international stage . It is one of our favourite videos on YouTube .



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Signatures: 17Next Goal: 25
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