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A Singapore for Singaporeans

SDA chief Desmond Lim Bak Chuan and party members preparing flags earlier this week.
SDA chief Desmond Lim Bak Chuan and party members preparing flags earlier this week.ST PHOTOS: NEO XIAOBIN, MARK CHEONG

Singapore for Singaporeans. A Heart for the People.

Thank you, dear residents of Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC for supporting the SDA in the last two elections and giving us more than 55,000 of the votes in 2011.

We have always been actively walking the ground for more than 10 years now and formulating action plans and policies to serve all of you better. In this election, we aspire to be your elected Members of Parliament and serve you to even greater heights.

Singapore has come a long way since we achieved independence. And we just celebrated our Golden Jubilee. A very Happy SG50 to all of you!

But all is not well here in our country! There are many social issues that we face today and they are causing great pain and stress to all Singaporeans.

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for us to attend to our people's needs and to think about the future Singapore that our children will live in.

From this perspective, SDA has identified seven issues that we'll champion to achieve a better quality of life for you.

They are:

No. 1, the Population White Paper which is trying to achieve a 6.9 million population by 2030. Now, we're not against the high-end foreign talents and investors that help to improve our economy; nor the low-end foreign workers; but we are against those who are taking over the jobs of Singaporeans.

No. 2, the CPF (Central Provident Fund) and retirement age is another big issue and we want the CPF funds to be returned to us at age 55.

No. 3, the rising prices of HDB homes need to be brought under greater control!

No. 4, the cost of healthcare is becoming more unaffordable and we need to bring it down even further.

No. 5, our public transport system is overcrowded and totally unreliable. We need to do something about it.

No. 6, employment opportunities for local Singaporeans need to be looked into.

And No. 7, we need a better and improved, restructured education system in Singapore.

It is time for change! SDA will fight for you to make our lives much better in Singapore. But we need your help to do so! This is about the rights as ordinary citizens of Singapore. We are ordinary people like you. Support us, vote us to be your voice in Parliament.

Vote SDA in for a better life, happiness, prosperity and progress for the nation.

Vote SDA for a Singapore for Singaporeans.

Thank you.

Harminder Pal Singh

Chief media officer

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2015, with the headline 'A Singapore for Singaporeans'. Print Edition | Subscribe