Event report – “What do you do, Mr President?” forum on 20 August 2011

28 August 2011


The forum, organised by Singapore human rights Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore) aimed to provide clarity on the role of the Elected Presidency before citizens go to the polls on 27th of August 2011 to vote for a new president.

Dr Kevin YL Tan, one of Singapore’s constitutional law experts, gave a concise review of the role of the president, culminating in a list of possible grey areas arising from the said presidential functions within the Constitution. Next, Mr Alex Au, blogger at Yawning Bread, analysed 2011 – the year of watershed elections and what could possibly be on the other side.
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Media monitoring of Presidential Elections (23 August 2011)

28 August 2011

MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore) is conducting an election watch project on the Presidential Elections. This follows a similar project conducted by MARUAH during the General Elections in May 2011.

We will monitor the election coverage by the mainstream media, specifically the Straits Times, TODAY, New Paper, and Lianhe Zaobao. (We are unable to cover the other languages and other media, e.g. TV and radio, because of resource constraints.) Note: Zaobao coverage is unavailable for 23 August.

Our findings on 23 August 2011 are set out below. You can also download all of the findings as a PDF file.

Coverage of each candidate (in column inches)

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Media monitoring of Presidential Elections (22 August 2011)

28 August 2011

MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore) is conducting an election watch project on the Presidential Elections. This follows a similar project conducted by MARUAH during the General Elections in May 2011.

We will monitor the election coverage by the mainstream media, specifically the Straits Times, TODAY, New Paper, and Lianhe Zaobao. (We are unable to cover the other languages and other media, e.g. TV and radio, because of resource constraints.) Note: Zaobao coverage is unavailable for 22 August.

Our findings on 22 August 2011 are set out below. You can also download all of the findings as a PDF file.

Coverage of each candidate (in column inches)

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Media monitoring of Presidential Elections (21 August 2011)

28 August 2011

MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore) is conducting an election watch project on the Presidential Elections. This follows a similar project conducted by MARUAH during the General Elections in May 2011.

We will monitor the election coverage by the mainstream media, specifically the Straits Times, TODAY, New Paper, and Lianhe Zaobao. (We are unable to cover the other languages and other media, e.g. TV and radio, because of resource constraints.) Note: Coverage for 21 August includes Berita Harian, Tamil Murasu, and also photos from the media coverage of candidates on 24 August.

Our findings on 21 August 2011 are set out below. You can also download all of the findings as a PDF file.

Coverage of each candidate (in column inches)

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Media monitoring of Presidential Elections (20 August 2011)

22 August 2011

MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore) is conducting an election watch project on the Presidential Elections. This follows a similar project conducted by MARUAH during the General Elections in May 2011.

We will monitor the election coverage by the mainstream media, specifically the Straits Times, TODAY, New Paper, and Lianhe Zaobao. (We are unable to cover the other languages and other media, e.g. TV and radio, because of resource constraints.) Note: Coverage for 20 August includes Berita Harian and Tamil Murasu.

Our findings on 20 August 2011 are set out below. You can also download all of the findings as a PDF file.

Coverage of each candidate (in column inches)

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Media reports on MARUAH public forum on Presidential Elections 2011

21 August 2011

Yahoo News and Lianhe Zaobao reported on a public forum organised by MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore), held on 20 August 2011, on the upcoming Presidential Elections.

The links to the reports can be found below.
Yahoo News – ‘Voters’ expectations could shape President’s role’
Lianhe Zaobao – 宪法专家:民选总统职权 有许多“灰色地带”


Media monitoring of Presidential Elections (19 August 2011)

21 August 2011

MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore) is conducting an election watch project on the Presidential Elections. This follows a similar project conducted by MARUAH during the General Elections in May 2011.

We will monitor the election coverage by the mainstream media, specifically the Straits Times, TODAY, New Paper, and Lianhe Zaobao. (We are unable to cover the other languages and other media, e.g. TV and radio, because of resource constraints.) Note: Coverage for 19 August includes Berita Harian and Tamil Murasu.

Our findings on 19 August 2011 are set out below. You can also download all of the findings as a PDF file.

Coverage of each candidate (in column inches)

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