People's Action PartyWorkers' PartySingapore Democratic PartyProgress Singapore PartySingapore People's PartyReform PartyRed Dot UnitedPeople's Power PartyPeople's VoiceSingapore Democratic AllianceNational Solidarity Party
COVID-19 (and potential future pandemics)- Increase test-and-trace capabilities
- Invest in R&D for treatments/vaccines
- Ensure everyone get can items like face masks
- Improve public hygiene through SG Clean
- Support and equip healthcare professionals
- Free in-patient treatment at public hospitals
- Establish new norms of safe interaction for daily living
- Form an independent medical advisory board to make public and private recommendations to the government's medical team
- Medical figures should front everyday behavioural advice to the general public
- Expand COVID-19 testing regime to include more widespread community testing (while prioritising communities at higher risk of infection)
- Leverage domestic biomedical R&D and manufacturing to ramp up production of test kits
- Regular third-party privacy audits should be conducted regularly on TraceTogether and results be made publicly available to reassure public of robust privacy protections
- Free COVID-19 vaccinations to all Singaporea residents (beginning with most vulnerable) whenever vaccine is available
- Improve public communications so that there aren't major rule changes on a daily basis
- Convene independent Commission of Inquiry to examine lessons learnt from COVID-19 and institutionalise changes to the current preparedness strategy, plans, and protocols (public should be allowed to comment on the plan before it's finalised)
- Develop domestic manufacturing capabilities for critical items needed to deal with a large-scale outbreak (eg. face masks, ventilators, diagnostic test machines, PPE, etc.) - Proactively gather information overseas about disease outbreaks, leveraging diplomatic, economic and other assets overseas
- Collaborate with international organisation on vaccine and therapy development, share modelling data, contribute aid to affected countries
Ageing- Community Network for seniors to provide support
- Free entry for seniors to public gyms and pools
- Matched Retirement Savings Scheme
- Enhanced Silver Support
- Silver Housing Bonus and Lease Buyback schemes
- Work with local enterprises and government-linked research centres to promote the use of productivity-enhancing technology amongst care service providers
- Boost retirement adequacy for unpaid workers (like full-time home-makers and caregivers) by relaxing rules on the transfer of CPF funds before the age of 55, as long as the Minimum Sum has been met, so one can transfer to older relatives in one's extended family
- Silver Living Development Scheme to increase the number of affordable, privately-run assisted living facilities
- Create options for inter-generational solidarity and living, including senior and child-care facilities within the same premises with shared activities
- Public transport on trains and buses should be free for Singaporeans aged over 65
- Double the quantum of the Silver Support Scheme cash supplement, distributed monthly instead of quarterly
- Quantum should be regularly reviewed to track increases in the cost of living
- Those who qualify for the Silver Support Scheme should also have free travel on public transport
- Seniors’ benefit for over 65s of $500 per month- Urgent attention should be given to our aging population’s needs for more beds, medicine, medicinal facilities and qualified healthcare workforce
Climate / Environment- Deploy more solar panels on rooftops and reservoirs
- Convert food waste to energy at Tuas Nexus
- Reduce greenhouse emissions
- Plant 1 million trees and new mangrove areas
- Add 200 hectares of nature parks and 140 hectares of city parks and gardens over next 5 years
- Every household to be within a 10-minute walk to a park
- HDB Green Towns programme for sustainable living
- Remaking Heartlands programme to rejuvenate heartlands
- Strengthen coastal and inland flood protection
- Increase local food production
- Targeting a minimum of 10% of our energy to come from renewable sources by 2025
- Introduce a single-use plastic charge, phased in over 5 years
- Styrofoam should be banned where there are eco-friendlier alternatives
- Prohibit the manufacture and sale of rinse-off cosmetic and personal care products containing micro-plastics, phased in over 5 years
- Incentivise and mandate motorists to switch to electric vehicles; the target is to have 25% of cars on roads be electric ones by 2030, 50% by 2040 and fully electrified by 2050
- Accelerate the installation of solar panels in public spaces, significantly increase R&D funding on solar projects, buy renewable energy from other countries, and collaborate with neighbouring countries to develop clean energy
- Regulate the escalation of our population size
- Firmly enforce the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act by prosecuting business entities operating in Singapore that are linked with companies engaged in forest-burning in Indonesia
- Significantly upgrade Singapore's Nationally Determined Contributions that we signed under the Paris Agreement to lower and eventually remove harmful emissions
- Prohibit corporations from manufacturing products that depend on single-use packaging and inculcate among our people the desirable habit of recycling
- Mandatory public disclosure to be made for all SGX-listed companies on their carbon emissions portfolio, investments in carbon-intensive operation and resources, and a roadmap to divest from them
- Environmental Impact Assessments to be made mandatory for development, particularly for construction works taking place near national parks or nature reserves; reports should be made available to the public
- Widen the scope of the Extended Producer Responsibility scheme to include all waste streams (on top of electronic waste and packing waste)
- Aim to reduce absolute emissions, with a target of 40% by 2030, to reach as close as possible to net zero in 2050
- Introduce a Respond to Climate Change Act to coordinate actions required to reach net zero in 2050 by requiring ambitious green targets and actions from government agencies, GLCs, town councils, etc.
- Respond to Climate Change Act would also see a substantial increase in public spending to support the mandate and also fund research, and also to create training and employment for those who have lost jobs as a result of climate change measures
- Provide incentives (like tax breaks) and expert training and guidance for the purpose of adapting and retro-fitting existing buildings, instead of demolishing them and rebuilding
- Phase out HFCs in air-conditioning units in favour of refrigerants with lower global warming potential, better servicing and repairing of existing HFC units
- Provide a household green grant for HDB residents wishing to adopt greener air-con units, or maintain existing ones
- New builds should conform to a strict new code in relation to embodied carbon of materials
- Introduce education and guidance to encourage reduction of waste and a new relationship to rampant consumerism
- Introduce composting into the waste cycle, and add community composting sites
- Invest significantly in renewables, including reliability of battery storage
- Expand adoption of point-to-point electric car share clubs
- Reduce COE to 5% of its current rate for car owners who exchange a petrol/diesel engine vehicle for an electric one
- Reduce COE to 10% for car owners who buy an electric vehicle (without changing from a previous petrol/diesel vehicle)
- Redesign streets for safe family-oriented cycle routes and a network of cycle highways, with free parking for bicycles
- Temasek and GIC should make the companies they invest in commit to ceasing investments in fossil fuel and other damaging industries, change weighting of their portfolios to majority investment in low carbon industries by 2025
- Change the charging metric for buses, to encourage more people to use public transport (schoolkids from kindergarten to 16 should get passes to take the bus for free, same for citizens over 65, and those with special needs or other conditions that make it difficult to drive)
- Currently working on policy for carbon pricing
- Invest in and incentivise the switch to clean energy
- Study the feasibility of renewable energy, but ensure that mega projects don't create environmental problems
- Concerns about nuclear energy; feel that solar energy would be more feasible
- Scale back the rapid pace of deforestation in Singapore and increase the pace of programmes to plant trees
- Increase public education into Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Push for a reduction of waste from households and businesses, implementing waste management schemes and sustainable neighbourhood recycling programmes
- Support the move towards more energy-efficient public transport like electric vehicles
- Better enforce the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act to mitigate air pollution problems
Cost of Living- Care & Support Package for daily costs- Instead of multiple schemes for COVID-related relief, channel financial support through a stored value acount for each citizen (so people can see the full amount of support they are receiving)
- Set up single portal across government so citizens and companies can look up the support they have received as well as the schemes they might be eligible for with links to application forms
- Cut ministerial pay to fund assistance schemes for the poor

CPF- Singaporeans with balances that execeed Minimum Sum should be allowed to withdraw a reasonable percentage of the excess during COVID-19
- CPF Payout and CPF Life eligibility ages should be lowered to 60
- Government should notify CPF members on the 10-year moving average difference between GIC investment returns and net interest payable on CPF balances
- If the difference between GIC investment returns and net interest payable is positive, a third of it should be returned as a special dividend, paid into CPF Special Accounts
- Abolish Retirement Sum Scheme and replace it with an opt-in clause that would allow people to choose to have their savings retained and returned in installments
- Abolish the CPF Minimum Sum scheme
- Allow withdrawal of up to $50,000 at the age of 55- Extend the CPF Education Scheme to allow parents' CPF monies to be used for their children's teritary education at all institutions, including overseas
- Fundamental re-think of the CPF scheme is necessary to ensure retirement adequacy
- Allow partial withdrawals of CPF on compassionate grounds
- Return on investments from the investment of CPF monies should be made public
- When returns are better than expected, the government shoudl distribute the increased returns as a bonus
- Allow CPF members the option to withdraw all their monies at retirement age
- Allow members to borrow from their own CPF accounts to sustain themselves amid an uncertain jobs market
- Conduct a study into whether introducing more competition from professional fund managers can get members better returns on their CPF savings
- Provide more options for CPF members, such as incentivising the staggered withdrawal of CPF monies in 5- or 10-year intervals after retirement age
- The state could make contributions to the CPF accounts of stay-at-home caregivers
- Return CPF at 55
- Push for CPF funds to be managed by the best professionals in the fund management industry
- Change the CPF system so that senior citizens receive their CPF savings in full upon hitting the
retirement age
- Reserve a component of CPF savings for Medisave and MediShield Life
- Citizens shall be allowed to withdraw temporarily from their own CPF Ordinary Accounts, whenever they are retrenched or in times of hardship. A household can withdraw a maximum amount of $3000 per month up to a 6-month period, capped at 20% of the Ordinary Account. Such withdrawals should be fully repaid when the Account Holder is gainfully employed.
- List of CPF-approved tertiary providers should be expanded both in scope and availability
Economy- Pass laws for rent relief
- Accelerate digital transformation, and help firms to innovate and adapt
- More support for SMEs
- Promote new growth sectors (like biomedical, ICT, cybersecurity, etc.)
- Expand trade networks
- Active participation in global digital economy
- Diversify food sources and build resilient supply chains
- Green lanes for safe travel with other countries
- SMEs should be allowed to repay government loans when they return to profitability
- Clear rules to mandate that financial institutions offer lower interested rates for loans where the government takes on the bulk of credit risk
- Encourage SMEs to engage digitalisation: support businesses investing in disrupting, cutting edge areas like blockchain and IoT technology, AI and data analytics
- Nurture strong core of local Singaporean enterprises that can create jobs even as MNCs scale back
- Change laws to ease the growth of reserves in order to invest in Singaporean workers and companies
- Establish an export-import (EXIM) bank, mandated to focus on providing credit for exports and promoting FDI for promising SMEs
- Establish National Secretariat for Enterprise to groom critical mass of local firms to be globally competitive in sunrise industries
- Keep commerical and industrial rents manageable by offering low-rent options to SMEs, micro-businesses and entrepreneurs
- Ensure that commercial and industrial rental growth does not outpace inflation
- When government agencies are late in paying their contractors without good reason, interest should be payable
- Redefine economic progress by moving away from use of GDP and using a Genuine Progress Indicator, with quality of life and overall happiness of citizens as the main guiding factors
- Encourage entrepreneurship by ensuring that society is free and open so that innovation can thrive
- Divest from inefficient GLCs, while reducing land costs and rentals to support SMEs
- Eliminate Temasek Holdings and make GIC more transparent and independent
- GIC should also be restructured to ensure independence; no member of parliament or their relatives should hold governing positions in the company
- Give SMEs priority in public sector procurements
- Invest in local SMEs and encourage cooperation between them
- Reduce business costs
- Give direct support to SMEs to restructure their businesses and support their efforts to go overseas
- Priority for local businesses when it comes to government procurement
- Use sovreign wealth funds to acquire companies in selected industries, and reserve some jobs in these comapnies for Singaporeans
- Provide pathways for SMEs to partner GLCs/MNCs to venture overseas
- Look into the development of greater synergy with land-abundant neighbours to support the whole value chain needs of businesses
- Identify and better support local industries of growth with high value
- Support the growth and development of local SMEs
- Move towards a more progressive tax structure
- Push for reforms so that high rentals do not cripple SMEs and micro-businesses- A free and open competitive economy; the government's responsibilities should be confined to formulating policies to enhance national development and economic growth
- Maintain a balanced ratio between foreign direct investments and local investments
- Assistance should be given to local SMEs and micro businesses to lower business costs, increase productivity and enhance competitiveness
Education- Enhanced bursaries and scholarships
- Subsidies for school fees, meals and transport
- 100% subsidy for ITE fees
- Reduced fees for SIT and SUSS full-time general degrees
- Raise awareness of Special Education Needs
- Make special education more affordable
- Open new Special Education Schools to cater to different needs
- Increase work and care options for students with special education needs beyond age 18
- Make pre-school as affordable as primary school - Increase government share of supported pre-school places to 80%
- Double number of MOE kindergartens
- Raise pre-school quality
- Greater support to students of vulnerable backgrounds affected by COVID-19
- Accelerate National Digital Literacy Programme
- Equip every secondary student with a computing device
- Make Home-Based Learning an integral part of education
- Reform higher education with more inter-disciplinary learning
- Refresh Character and Citizenship Education curriculum
- SkillsFuture for Educators
- Widen access to university to students from all backgrounds (particularly the underprivileged, or with no family history of attening university): have programmes with financial support to ensure participants are admitted to university and can complete their degrees
- Increase places for university admissions to raise the targeted percentage of graduates per cohort to 50%
- Reduce average class sizes in primary and secondary schools to 20, rolled out progressively
- Ensure equitable funding for all schools: less popular schools should receive further baseline funding on top of per capita funding
- State-supported enrichment programmes outside of the school system should be centralised under MOE to offer coaching and teaching interventions to low-income and at-risk students
- Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme to be extended to all preschools so lower income families can have more choice of kindergartens
- 10-year through-train option from P1 to Sec 4 to allow students to bypass PSLE and have 10 years to prep for their first major exam at Sec 4
- Introduce zero-interest SkillsFuture education loan to support cost of private Continuing Education and Training programmes/qualifications
- Introduce Teach for Singaporean scheme with teachers trained in both educational and social work
- National Education should be updated to focus on the Constitution and the workings of parliamentary democracy
- Revise primary and secondary school curricula to include activities that cultivate creativity
- Abolish the PSLE
- Broaden the range of subjects in primary and secondary schools to include things like student collaboration projects, speech and drama, and humanities and the arts, while reducing the content of subjects like maths and science to balance workload
- Reduce class sizes to no more than 20
- Introduce Dedicated-Teacher System where each teacher stays with a class for at least 3 years
- Scrap school and class ranking
- Nationalise preschools
- Interest-free student loans for undergraduates; loan repayment only commences when the graduate is gainfully employed
- Tertiary institutions should completely autonomous and free from state interference; academic freedom must be sacrosanct. In addition, university leadership must be democratically elected by the faculty staff and not appointed by the government.
- Increase special needs services in schools
- Madrasahs should receive state funding, consistent with the Government funding of missionary schools. In return, madrasah schools will recruit non-Muslim teachers to teach secular subjects.

- Introduce environmental education into the syllabus
- Introduce financial literacy into the syllabus
- Implement smaller student-teacher ratios
- Free university education for those who have served NS- Build in more flexibility to the curriculum so students can experiment and pursue a range of interests
- For students in alternate education programmes such as home schooling, provide an equal quantum of funding pegged against government expenditure per student
- Expand the Compulsory Education Act to cover all Singaporean children to complete 10 years of primary and secondary education in approved educational programmes before the age of 18
- Review the syllabus to place more emphasis on topics like computational skills and soft skills
- Ensure adragogic and pedgogic educational qualifications have better international recognition
- Emphasise sports and other life-skills training that would also allow children to interact across schools and economic divides
- Expand the Anchor Operator Programme to include "diversity" in its assessment criteria of preschool service providers
- Review the National Education framework to encourage students to research, discuss and hold learning journeys to learn about the different ethnic and religious groups in Singapore
- Reduce class sizes in neighbourhood primary and secondary schools
- Allow Singaporean children to study in international schools
- Subsidised educational services should be extended to include the nursery and pre-primary levels as well
- The administration of both nursery and pre-primary education should be placed under the purview of the MOE instead of the MCYS*
- Reduce class sizes to an optimal size of 20
- Citizens on government scholarships shall serve their obligations in Singapore, but not necessarily with a specific ministry / statutory board, to spread their talents, networks and benefit the whole economy

* Note: MCYS was restructured in 2012: it is now the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), with the Youth Development and Sports portfolios shifted to the Ministry of Community, Culture and Youth (MCCY)
Family- Equalisation of state benefits for single parents
- Childcare subsidies should be equalised for all children, regardless of their mothers' employment status
- Set up not-for-profit National Fertility Centre to provide assisted conception procedures, and explore the possibility of offering preservation of eggs and sperm to benefit married couples
- Replace existing maternity and paternity leave entitlements with a shared parental leave scheme that entitles parents to 24 weeks of government-paid leave, to be shared between mothers and fathers as they choose (minimum of 12 weeks granted to the mother, 4 weeks to father)
- Allow parentcare leave, so workers can take time off to care for their elderly parents
- Lower income tax for new parents
- Higher tax reliefs for Singaporeans living with parents
- Child benefit of $300 per child per month for those at or below 1.5 median incomes- Workplaces should have more family-friendly policies, and can be incentivised through tax rebates, reliefs, etc.
- Increase paid parental leave from the present 16+2 weeks to 26 weeks, of which at least 8 weeks will have to be undertaken by either parent (single parents can have the full 6 months' paid parental leave)
- All households should receive the same subsidies for infant and childcare,regardless of whether mothers are working
- Population growth should be organic with initiatives to increase our total fertility rate, where the Government shall provide parents options to a comprehensive security net for their children (up to 18 years of age)
Foreign Policy- Whole-of-government efforts to be made to align Singapore to global best practice standards in areas such as vaccinations and workplace harassment
- Strengthen ASEAN
- Work through ASEAN to finalise a South China Sea Code of Conduct
- Review free trade agreements like the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and Singapore- Regularly re-evaluate and, if necessary, re-negotiate free trade agreements to ensure the best interests of Singaporean workers
- Government should be more transparent in providing evidence of how FTAs have benefitted Singaporean workers, rather than just the interests of employers and conglomerates
- Review free trade agreements like CECA to show how Singapore and Singaporeans have benefitted from this agreement- Advocate for total repeal of CECA
Gender- Employers with 10 or more employees should be required to report to MOM the gender pay gap for the same job description
- Aggregated data on average gender pay gap should be published for each industry sector, including the civil service
- Careshield Life premiums should be gender-neutral
- Employers should be encouraged to provide paid re-entry programmes to help mothers or informal caregivers re-enter the workforce: grant tax relief to employers who successfully run such programmes
- Paid maternal leave and paternal leave will have to be adjusted upwards to allow parents to spend more time with their new-borns.
Governance/Elections- Abolish Group Representative Constituencies
- Close relatives and current/former party colleagues of political office holders should not be appointed to key positions in national institutions, including organs of state, national media companies and sovereign wealth funds
- Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau should be overseen by a cross-partisan parliamentary committee
- Attorney-General's Chambers should be separated into two organisations: a prosecution service independent of the government, and a governemnt legal counsel reporting to the Cabinet
- Elections Department and Electoral Boundaries Review Committee should be removed from the purview of the Prime Minister's Office
- Depoliticise the People's Association
- Fixed-terms for Parliament
- Publish electoral boundaries report a year before the end of each fixed term of Parliament
- Early dissolution of Parliament should only be allowed in special circumstances, eg. vote of no confidence, or assent of Parliament via two-thirds majority
- Revert to a ceremonial presidency appointed by Parliament
- Instead of the President, establish a separate Senate, directly elected by the people, to exercise all the discretionary powers currently vested in the Elected President
- Set up standing select committees with elected MPs from across party lines for each ministry to examine their spending, policies, and administration
- Parliament should establish cross-partisan public consultation select committee to allow for public consultations to be held in a neutral, non-partisan manner
- Lower the voting age to 18
- Parliamentary sittings should be broadcast live via internet streaming
- Form independent office of an Ombudsman to investigate complaints against the public service
- Documents in the National Archives declassified after 25 years should be made freely accessible to all
- All Cabinet papers should be automatically released after 40 years
- Current exclusions of ministerial discretion from judicial review should be reviewed
- Extend retirement age of Supreme Court judges from 65 to 70, with no prospect for further extension
- Remove present provisions for the appointment of fixed-term Judicial Commissioners and short-term Senior Judges
- Amend Administration of Justice (Protection) act to scrap the government immunity clause, and restore the threshold for the offence of scandalising the judiciary to "real risk" rather than merely "risk"
- Set up an Independent Police Complaints Commission to oversee complaints about the police and Internal Security Department
- Stop profligate public spending
- MENDAKI's governing body should be chosen from civil society and Malay-Muslim organisations instead of being politicised
- Establish an independent ministerial salary commission for each financial year. Such a commission shall compile and publish annually the salaries of ministers, along with their other commercial interests.
- Do away with variable bonuses for MPs and Ministers such as the GDP Bonus and the Performance Bonus
- Peg ministerial pay to the bottom 20 percent of Singaporean wage earners
- Provide ministers with allowances for expenses incurred while performing their official duties. The claims should be published to ensure transparency and accountability.
- Move the Corrupt Practices Investigation Board out of the Prime Minister's Office and empower it to investigate all ministers without needing the approval of the President of Singapore
- Expand presidential oversight over more key public appointments
- No conflict of interest in key public appointments
- Ministerial salaries should be cut and pegged to median income
- Public spending should be frugal and huge projects subject to greater scrutiny
- Reduce voting age from 21 to 18
- Enact a Fixed Terms of Parliament Act
- Make public declarations of assets mandatory for elected officials
- Ministerial salaries should be pegged to multiples of the median gross monthly income from work of Singaporeans
- Review public spending, such as on projects like the Budget Terminal that was built and then scrapped after less than a decade
- Review legislation like the Presidential Elections Act
- Provide greater transparency when it comes to the KPIs of public organisations, or public organisations that have been privatised
- Push for a code to prohibit spouses or next-of-kin of ministers or persons holding office of State from being engaged in positions of responsibility related to government
- Push for legislation so that the Elections Department, Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, and Department of Statistics are independent from the executive
- Repeal the Reserved Presidency
- Introduce a more stringent set of checks prior to the approval of expenditure on mega-projects, and channel savings yielded the people
GST/Taxes- GST increase from 7% to 9% sometime in next term of government (but not before 2022)
- Enhance GST permanent voucher scheme
- Government will continue to absorb GST on publicly subsidised healthcare and education
- $6 billion Assurance Package to pay for GST increase for 5 years for most households (10 years for lower income households)
- No to a GST hike
- Government should release revenue and expenditure projections for the rest of the upcoming decade so the public can make a more informed decision on raising GST
- Deeper public discussion on alternative sources of revenue must be undertaken
- Ensure revenue neutral budgets
- Scrap GST for essential items
- Reinstate estate duty
- Raise GST for luxury goods
- Raise income tax rate for the top 1%
- Basic necessities exempt from GST
- Freeze tax and fee increases for the next 5 years
- No further increase of GST- Suspension of GST for this year and next
- Following that, review GST with a view to eliminating it for certain essential categories like food, utilities and medicines
- Additional tax for those who have not done NS
- No to any rise in GST or any other fees for the next 5 years- Eliminate GST for essential items like food, medical services, children's clothes, books
- Advocate for GST to be reduced from 7% to 5%
- Reduce GST to 3% for basic items such as food, common household products and other
essential items
- Introduce a progressive GST taxation system of between 3% and 15%, where basic goods are
taxed the least and luxury items are taxed the most
- No GST increase
- Look beyond GST mechanism for an alternative source
- Give more tax credits to citizens looking after school-going children and aged parents (credits can come in the form of tax rebates in their annual income tax)
Healthcare- Public healthcare subsidies of up to 80%
- Expand polyclinic network to 32 by 2030
- Redevelop Singapore General Hospital and rejuvenate National University Hospital
- Novena Community Hospital to be completed by 2022
- New integrated acute and community hospital in the east by 2030
- All public and CHAS-affiliated private healthcare institutions should channel drug, medical equipment and material purchases through a central buying agency tasked to negotiate better prices with manufacturers
- Healthcare providers should be allowed to buy from alternative suppliers if they can obtain lower costs
- Agency for Care Effectiveness should conduct a detailed comparative study of drug prices between Singapore and countries in the region to inform the public
- Step up efforts to promote the registration of generic drugs in the public healthcare system
- MediShield Life annual claim limits should be removed and replaced with a lifetime claim limit (lifetime claim limits should be raised for patients claiming for bills in B2-class and C-class wards)
- Lower cost of intermediate and long-term care with more subsidies
- Patients about 60 should be allowed to use their Medisave for all medical expenses not already covered by MediShield Life, Medifund, or other assistance schemes
- Increase the number of hospital beds, doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel
- Increase intake of medical, nursing and other healthcare students at the tertiary level, or make it easier for private specialists and general practitioners to serve in public hospitals
- Enact legislation to ensure that every single citizen is covered by a basic healthcare policy regardless of age, employment status or gender
- Establish a single-payer universal healthcare system in which the government manages a central health investment fund
- Individuals have to co-pay 10% of medical fees, capped at $2,000 per calendar year
- Variation in quantum of contribution: PRs should pay more, while lower income pay less, and the government fully subsidises those who can't afford to pay
- Removal of GST for drugs and health services
- Medishield Life premium should be paid by the Government- Improve accessibility to mental health professionals
- Unpaid mental health leave
- Review criteria for sentencing under Mandatory Treatment Order so that offenders suffering from mental health disorders can be sentenced more appropriately and get the help they need
- Provide greater subsidies for mental health services, particularly for communities that are disadvantaged
- Universal healthcare- Provide heavily subsidised quarterly-to-annual doctor consultations without means testing (carry out preventive health measures like vaccinations and screenings then)
- Improve Medifund to provide support for needy Singaporeans and assistance with huge medical bills
- Adopt a proactive regulatory-change framework for medical technology usage, especially in home care and other areas where it reduces cost in healthcare for Singaporeans
- Establish a watchdog agency to examine healthcare costs and abuses of the system
- Consider a national health insurance scheme, incentivising government regulation of healthcare costs
- Build a community hospital in MacPherson- Provide an affordable Comprehensive Medical Insurance with coverage to include hospitalisation and outpatient treatments, including treatment for COVID-19, at private or restructured hospitals, polyclinics and affiliated private clinics. It shall also
cover all pre-existing medical conditions of children.
- This Comprehensive Medical Insurance should be mandatory for all citizens, and the government will contribute at least 50% of the premiums
- Comprehensive Medical Insurance can be extended to non-citizens, but without government subsidy
- For citizens receiving public assistance, the government should pay the full premium
- Promote the use of generic drugs which are comparatively cheaper
- Free Trade Agreements that may restrict any rights to use generic drugs should be carefully reconsidered
Housing- Enhanced housing grants for buying HDB flats- HDB public rent should be forgiven until all lockdown restrictions are lifted
- Equalisation of housing options for single parents
- HDB BTO selling prices in non-mature estates should be pegged to household incomes
- Discounts should be offered to lower income applicants of 2- and 3-room flats to achieve debt service ratios of 10% and 20% respectively
- HDB should give each buyer a breakdown of land sale costs, developmental costs, and subsidies
- Offer universal buy-back scheme to all HDB lessees to back-stop resale prices to a certain degree
- Consider launching more SERS exercises and providing a SERS scheme which does not require a proxy relocation site (use BTO and balance flats for relocation)
- Lower the age at which singles can apply for a 2-room BTO flat from 35 to 28
- Remove ethnic quota for HDB sales
- Introduction of Non-Open Market (NOM) flats, a category of flats sold at cost (minus land cost) that won't be allowed to be sold on the open market
- Implement the Young Families Priority Scheme to grant balloting priority for first-timer families with children or couples who are expectant for Balance Flats or new Built-To-Order Flats in non-mature estates
- Increase the inclusiveness of public housing by enabling single parent families with children to own flats, and providing rental housing for low-income Singaporeans
- Enhance the Lease Buy-Back Scheme to more effectively assist needy senior citizens to have a secure retirement
- Abolish the Ethnic Integration Programme
- En-bloc redevelopment for all old flats
- Sale of en-bloc rights
- Peg new flat prices to income levels
- Bring down housing costs for young Singaporeans
- Extend the lease buyback scheme to allow all HDB owners (after a period of five years) the option to sell their leases back to HDB at a price near the market value
- Extend SERS to all estates
- Abolish the Ethnic Integration Quota
- Make the En-bloc Redevelopment Programme mandatory
- Allow singles to buy bigger 3-room ro smaller BTO
- Lower the minimum age under the Single Singaporean Citizen Scheme and the Joint Singles Scheme progressive, so that singles can eventually buy flats at 30
- Establish greater transparency in the cost of building HDB flats with a breakdown of land cost and building cost, in order to price HDB flats in a sustainable manner
- Price new flats at multiples of median income and location factor
- Ensure flats are available to young people
- Home Improvement Programme, Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme or Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme should be planned and carried out as soon as possible in MacPherson- HDB should release comprehensive detail of the costs (land, construction, development, administrative, etc) of each project on its website before launching it, to allow evaluation of its cost efficiency
- Government should render more assistance for housing to those with genuine financial difficulties
- More subsidised rental flats should be developed to reduce the waiting time for citizens in need
- Subsidised rental flats should be prohibited from being used to house foreign workers
- HDB flats owned by PRs should be prohibited from resale within 8 years’ of ownership, and any profit realised from the sale thereof should be subject to taxation to prevent speculative transaction. Such flats should also be prohibited from being leased out either wholly or in part.
Immigration- Foreign spouses to be given priority for citizenship naturalisation after 5 years on LTVP+ (as long as they have been married to their current Singaporean spouse for at least 3 years and have at least one child together)
- Tighten Employment Pass approvals: employers should submit detailed descriptions of local recruitment efforts, number of Singaporean candidates and why Singaporean candidates were deemed unsuitable
- All EP and S Pass job applicants with university degrees and diplomas should be subject to mandatory education credential assessment (costs borne by the applicant)
- Adopt a points-based system called the Talent Track Scheme where foreign PMETS wishing to work in Singapore have to apply and be assessed based on their qualifications, skills, and experience- Introduce a quota for Employment Passes
- Lower quota for S Pass and Work Permits
- Employment Pass minimum salary to be raised to at least $5,000 per month, with a cap on total numbers- Assess Employment Pass system to study how it affects unfair comeptition for good jobs for Singaporeans- Freeze the issuance of all S Passes
- Significantly reduce the number of Employment Passes available to foreign workers
- Push for policies to ensure that the population does not exceed 6 million
- Require that foreign working professionals come from universities on a Singapore-accredited list
Infrastructure- Smart Nation
- Complete 5G network
- Tuas Megaport
- Changi T5
- Greater Southern Waterfront
- Paya Lebar Redevelopment
- Punggol Digital District
- Jurong Lake District
- Double rail networks with Cross Island Line and Thomson-East Coast Line
- Certain essential entities that are an integral part of the national infrastructure should not be privatised, but sustained by the government
- Public transport should be available, accessible, and affordable, as well as well-maintained
- Public transport operations shall be monitored closely to prevent unreasonable fare hikes
Labour/Jobs- Wage subsidies under Jobs Support Scheme
- Self-Employed Person Scheme for income relief to freelancers and self-employed persons
- Financial assistance to workers affected by COVID-19 under Temporary Relief Scheme and COVID-19 Support Grant
- Set up a National Jobs Council for job creation
- SG United Jobs and Skills Programme to create 100,000 new jobs
- Set up satellite careers centres in all HDB towns
- Expand SkillsFuture for skills upgrading and career conversion
- Extra SkillsFuture credits for workers aged 40–60, with mid-career pathway programmes to help them start new careers, and special incentives for employers to hire them
- Senior Employment Credit, and grants for re-employment of senior workers, with support to firms and industries to redesign jobs
- Strengthen career support for new graduates
- Create structured traineeships
- Offer free continuing education and training for young job seekers
- Global Ready Talent programme and overseas internships for young job seekers (once it's safe to travel)
- Strengthen Fair Consideration Framework safeguards
- Financial inventives for employers to hire/redeploy local workers
- Enhanced Workfare support for low-wage workers
- Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (introduced to help self-employed persons during COVID-19) should be made automatic for all self-employed adults under 37
- Introduce Redundancy Insurance for retrenched workers: workers will pay approx. $4/month into an Employment Security Fund, with employers required to match. If retrenched, a worker can receive a payout equivalent to 40% of their last drawn salary (capped at $1,200 per month with minimum payout of $500 a month) for up to 6 months. Payouts after first month will be conditional on the worker actively seeking a new job, or undergoing re-training.
- Companies with telecommuting policies during COVID-19 should continue to allow employees to work from home and work flexibly where feasible
- Abolish retirement age
- Recognise unpaid labour: annual measures of the amount of unpaid work undertaken by Singaporean should be published as a supplement to national GDP data
- Develop a measure for under-employment by pay and qualifications so there is more data on how we're tackling under-employment
- Employers with track record of hiring more Singaporeans than required should be given benefits like tax incentives, reduction in government charges, or preferential access to state incentives
- All informal caregivers of elderly or disabled family members should be entitled to ask for flexible work arrangements that are feasible for their line of work
- All full-time caregivers should be given the option to take a day off a week: should be able to draw on a shared pool of qualified respite home care workers to step in
- Provide retrenchment insurance
- Cut down on importing cheap foreign labour and encourage employers to hire Singaporeans first
- Singaporeans should get priority when it comes to jobs
- Curb easy supply of foreign labour to push employers to invest in equipment or processes for higher productivity
- Move toward higher value-add and higher-wage model
- Increase amount of Workfare and cash portion to 80%
- Encourage flexi-work arrangements that allow employees to work off-site
- Introduce guidelines to reduce or stop work-related tasks after the defined work day has ended
- Introduce unemployment insurnace funded through contributions from both employees and employers, to tide employees through a period of 6 months while they upskill or seek new employment
- Employers should be required to give employees retrenchment benefits in accordance with TAFEP guidelines
- Abolish the retirement age
- Unemployment benefit of up to 6 months based on 75% of last drawn salary, with a cap of $2,500 per month- Offer more protections to workers in the gig economy: there is a need to look at the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors
- Revise the Employment Act to clamp down on errant employers to prevent them from abusing the distinction between employees and independent contractors
- Ensure a Singaporean First hiring policy by re-evaluating the fairness of the Fair Consideration Framework
- Introduce an award scheme for Human Resource managers with good compliance track records for prioritising jobs for Singaporeans
- Encourage more people to upgrade themselves by matching PMETs to jobs before they go through on-job training or a part-time training programme
- Provide salary support to incentivise companies to hire and train these PMETs
- Expand the Professional Conversion Programme where the government pays up to $4,000 per month to the company when they hire and re-train employees
- Reserve some jobs for Singaporeans in selected future growth sectors to enable capability transfers and grow local expertise
- Make policymakers focus more on growing the wages of Singaporeans
- Stricter qualifying criteria regulations for local firms that seek to hire foreign working
- Tighten quotas on the number of foreign workers that a company can hire
- Demand tighter labour audits on companies
- Citizens should be entitled to foremost priority in the engagement and employment of workforce
Minimum Wage- Extend Progressive Wage Model to more industries- All working Singaporeans should receive a minimum take-home wage of $1,300 per month for full-time work (pro-rated for part-time work)- Enact minimum wage law ($7/hr; $1232 /month) - After the economy stabilities, introduce a living wage to all sectors
- Introduce a minimum wage; a nationwide study should be commissioned to determined the amount required- Minimum wage of $10/hour - Implement a living wage, which should (after CPF) be at least $1,379
Migrant Workers- Complete health clearance so they can return to work
- Build more housing with improved standards
- Improve living conditions in migrant worker dormitories - Step up enforcement efforts to ensure dorm operators comply with the law - Dorm operators found to have committed offences that contributed to the spread of COVID-19 should be fined to the fullest extent of the law - Set up dedicated statutory board to proactively set and enforce standards for work and living conditions for all work permit holders - Employers of all foreign workers who reside in Singapore, and who utilise the local health service will be mandated by law to buy comprehensive hospitalisation insurance for the worker. This law should include employers of foreign domestic maids. Low-income migrant workers should be once again entitled to proper medical care
Media and the Arts- Support the aspirations of our people in arts, culture and sports- Amend Newspaper and Printing Presses Act to abolish the government's power to require a class of management shares in newspaper companies - Amend Broadcasting Act to abolish the government's power to require a class of management shares in broadcast companies
- Licensing regime should be opened up to allow mass media companies to be majority owned and managed by locals
- Establish independent regulatory industry body to investigate complaints against the media on grounds of ethics and journalistic integrity
- Create independent body for the arts with representation from the arts community to oversee licensing and the awarding fo grants
- Support for artistic projects should be based on considerations of artistic merit, not the work's implied attitude towards any political party or its interpretation of history
- Relax regulation of the media and the arts- Provide more focus and effort on growing craftsmanship
- Provide more support for those who preserve and grow the repository of our arts and culture
National Security/Defence- Regularly deploy independent cybersecurity audits and "white hackers" to ensure basic security flaws are prevented
- Cyber Security Agency should publish regular advisories for businesses and not-for-profits
- Replace Internal Security Act with an anti-terrorism law that would enable swift detention without trial, but for a limited duration and with avenues to enable suspects to challenge their detention and obtain release if the law has been wrongfully applied
- End discrimination against Malays in the armed forces: recruitment and promotion of SAF personnel, including NSmen, should be based on performance and not race- Adopt a moderate and restrained posture and support regional cooperation and joint
defence, in order to contribute to a stable and peaceful environment in the region
- Progressively reduce defence expenditure over several years to cap it at a steady 4.5% of the GDP
- The Internal Security Act shall not be abused to suppress political dissidents or to create fear amongst the electorate. All political/security detainees should be entitled to fair trials.
Persons with Disabilities- Work with employers to hire Persons with Disabilities, including through the Enabling Employment Credit- Assistive Technology Fund should be made more flexible, with higher caps for Persons with Disabilities requiring more expensive technology
- Public transport on trains and buses should be free for all Singaporeans with disabilities
- Persons with Disabilities shall be eligible for concessionary passes
Poverty/Inequality- Care & Support Package to help with daily costs
- Transport vouchers for public transport
- Improve social safety nets
- Build communities of care
- Partner with citizens and organisations to help those in need
- Foster digital inclusion and enable vulnerable groups to reach support and resources online
- Strengthen and support social service agencies with more funding and matching of donations, and help transform their operations and service delivery
- Carry out research on providing low-income parents with conditional cash payments to keep children enrolled in early intevention programmes aimed at breaking the poverty cycle

- Cut ministerial pay to fund assistance schemes for the poor
- Raise income tax rate for the top 1% of earners
- Increase social spending to alleviate poverty (family credit fund of $2300 to all households of two or more persons, at least one of whom is working full time, and whose monthly disposable income falls below $2000)
- Public assistance scheme (PAS increased to $1150 per household to qualify)
- Improve financial assistance for those unemployed due to COVID-19
- Increase ComCare payout
- Invite charitable organisations to set up TCM Free Clinic and a soup kitchen in MacPherson
- Social work services and counselling should also be available
- Channel an extra 1% to 5% of the government’s annual net returns on investments to youth from disadvantaged families, so they can have modern technological equipment, conducive after-school care in dedicated centres near their homes, and caregiver-tutors to motivate and coach them- Citizens on public assistance shall be eligible for concessionary passes
Rights/Civil Liberties- Anti-discrimination legislation should specifically address Persons with Disabilities
- Formally institute anti-discrimination legislation to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, and against Singapore citizens
- Enact a Freedom of Information Act
- Instead of how POFMA works now, the courts must be required to approve government POFMA directives on substantive grounds
- Trials for capital cases should be conducted by a tribunal of two judges, whose decision to impose the death sentence must be unanimous
- On appeal, death sentences can only be upheld upon a unanimous decision from the appeals bench
- Arrested persons must be told their legal rights upon arrest
- Early access to legal counsel should be protected
- All interviews and taking of statements by law enforcement should be video recorded
- Introduce anti-discrimination legislation to minimise workplace discrimination- Allow for speaking up without fear or favour
- Encourage diversity of views
- Review POFMA
- Introduce a Freedom of Information Act
- Review POFMA
- Review the Internal Security Act
- Advocate for freedom of information
- Review the Public Order Act to respect rights to assembly, speech, and expression
- POFMA should be reviewed and abolished if necessary
Things That Didn't Fit Anywhere Else- Freeze the number of gambling outlets and reduce access to gambling opportunities
- Ban all forms of online gambling
- Hawker centres should be directly managed by NEA to keep costs low
- HDB should allocate a portion of void deck space to provide for at least one coffee shop for every two precincts
- Politicians of all parties should not be allowed to hold any positions within sports associations
- Identify young sporting talent with financial and coaching assistance provided by government and sports associtaions
- Establish national sports museum to promote sports heritage
- Remove race identification on identity cards
- Ensure a seamless take-over of
the town council management by establishing a Transition Team within three working days following the election
- Instead of engaging a managing agent, the SDP-run town council will employ qualified professional who will be overseen by SDP MPs, who will run the town full-time
- An SDP town council will establish five departments: Finance,
Estate Management, Residents' Relations, Information
Technology, and Procurement Departments
- SDP MPs will supervise the professional staff by
appointing Oversight Committees (OCs) to oversee the
work of the Departments
- SDP-run town councils will run a blog that will be updated daily to monitor and explain to the public the handover process
and the level of cooperation of the out-going PAP town
- Public services, including public transport and utilities, should not be profit-making- Increase youth engagement in policy-making by establishing a non-partisan-led committee engaging student organisations in tertiary institutions