Former Chairman of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), Mr Gandhi Ambalam, has passed away from cardiac arrest. He helmed the SDP from 2007 to 2011 and ran for elections at Jalan Besar, Jurong GRCs.
Mr Ambalam used to work in Mediacorp as Chief Editor of News and producing current affairs content. He also helped out with SDP's newspaper before retiring in 2011. With his extensive journalistic experience, he was naturally concerned with freedom of speech and press freedom. On many occasions, he fought for the freedom to hold peaceful public assemblies as well as for workers' rights. It is thanks to him that we have a Speakers' Corner today.
"Members of the SDP mourn his demise. We honour his contribution to the party and, more importantly, to the struggle for democracy in Singapore. We send our deepest condolences to his family."