Monday, February 8, 2010

SFD's Direction for 2010

A gathering at Dr. James Gomez's place on Saturday, 6 February 2010 was the first Singaporeans for Democracy meeting after being officially approved as a political association by the Registry of Societies.

There was a report in Today about how the group was gazetted as a political association, complete with opinions from political analysts.

SFD's response to these comments went unpublished, which I found quite disappointing. Well, Walter Fernandez says no need, means no need. It's good that we have the internet at our disposal these days.

SFD will have a flagship event this year, the Singapore Human Rights film festival, while working on recruitment drives and fund-raising. More details about becoming a member can be found here.

The core of what SFD stands for stems from our National Pledge - mainly, 'to build a democratic society, based on justice and equality'. We've said it so many times, at school, on National Day, hands on hearts.

Originally written in 1966, it's about time to take a step towards those words; it's about time we make those words count.

Here's the video we recorded at the meeting on Saturday about the future of SFD.

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