13 Sep '11, 4am

SDP: Elections 2011 show how far we are away from change

This is not to discourage Singaporeans. The results of the GE and PE 2011 are real and the shift in political outlook is significant, even dramatic and the future for democracy in this country remains bright. But there are pitfalls ahead and the Singapore Demiocrats need to warn Singaporeans that we cannot afford to think that from here on out we just have to rely on elections once every five or six years to bring about democratic change. If that is all we do, we will fail and change will not come. On the contrary, we have to double up our efforts and continue working to reform the election process, press for media freedom and push for freedom of speech and assembly. Absent this, 50 years from now we'll still be wistfully talking about how close the opposition came to winning at the polls. Read also: We need leaders not just politicians We must fight the PAP on all fronts

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/4895-election...

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