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Politics “is about public service to our nation” – SDP celebrates its 39th birthday

The SDP is one of the oldest opposition parties in Singapore that is still active.

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The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) reiterated its commitment to serve Singapore and Singaporeans as it commemorated the 39th anniversary of its formation, on Tuesday (6 Aug).

Having been founded on 6 Aug 1980, the SDP is one of the oldest opposition parties in Singapore that is still active. In a video message, the SDP conveyed its commitment to speak up for Singaporeans and continue its public service to the nation. The party said:

“Through the years, we never wavered in our commitment to speak up for our fellow Singaporeans. To us, politics is not about self glorification. Neither is it about enriching ourselves. Rather, it is about public service to our nation.

“We believe in progress that is measured by our happiness and quality of life, not just material gain – where people come before profits, rights before riches and wisdom before wealth.

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“Yes, 1980 was a good year and we have had quite a journey since then. It is with this never-say-die-can-do spirit that we continue to serve our country and service it with pride and humility. We invite you, dear Singaporeans, to build a brighter, more hopeful tomorrow with us.”

39 and still going strong!

39 and still going strong!#SDPNOW #TheWayForward

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Last week, the SDP became the first opposition party to identify the constituencies it plans to contest in the next General Election (GE).

In a statement released yesterday (2 Aug), the party said that it plans to contest Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, Bukit Batok SMC, Bukit Panjang SMC and Yuhua SMC at the next GE. These are the same wards that the SDP contested in the 2015 GE.

The party, which has organised several pre-GE campaign events since the beginning of this year, indicated that it will ramp up its outreach activities and continue organising walkabouts, house visits, policy launches and volunteer sessions.

SDP identifies the five constituencies it plans to contest in the next GE

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