Event report – Post-Elections forum – What’s at Stake?

21 September 2015

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MARUAH organised a public forum on September 19th to share thoughts and perspectives on the General Elections 2015 (GE2015) that took place on September 11th, 2015. The speakers were:-
Mr Alex Au, blogger and activist
Dr Derek Da Cunha, political analyst, author and independent researcher;
Dr Jack Lee, law academic with research interest in Constitutional Law;
Mr Rafiz Hapipi, youth counsellor and researcher, and MARUAH member;
Mr Sudhir Vadaketh, author and blogger;
Mr Terry Xu, editor of The Online Citizen

The speakers were experts who had been watching the General Elections and commenting on the process from one GE to the next. Read the rest of this entry »


[change of venue] Post-elections forum – What’s at Stake? – 19 Sep 2015

10 September 2015

[17 Sep update: Please note change of venue & timing]

A team of experts discuss & analyse the election results, and what it means for us.

  • Mr Alex Au, Blogger
  • Dr Derek Da Cunha, Political Analyst and Author
  • Dr Jack Lee, Law lecturer
  • Mr Rafiz Hapipi, MARUAH Election Watch
  • Mr Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh, Author and Blogger

The panel discussion will be moderated by MARUAH. We are also hoping for an interactive debate on the issue of General Elections in Singapore and would like to make some key recommendations.

Come join our forum to discuss these issues

Date: 19 Sep 2015
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Venue: 9 Penang Road, #13-03 Park Mall [map]

Register at the link below
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NKwbub9kOhMK58CvaP1GgL3bCPY6EYfRVz2mvFaThlM/viewform


Summary on the stance of political parties on issues

9 September 2015

MARUAH recently wrote letters to political parties contesting the 2015 General Elections, to ask for their stance on various human rights issues.

As the responses were not forthcoming, MARUAH reviewed their stance using their election manifestos.

Below is the summary of the comparison. You can also click here for a PDF version of the file.

maruah review of manifestos


Apolitical Club Guide to Elections in Singapore

8 September 2015

The SMU Apolitical Club has released “A Guide to General Elections in Singapore”. Not to worry if you haven’t been able to get your hands on this very informative booklet. It’s freely available for download from their website. Excellent work on the part of the students and other members of the SMU community.


Vote with confidence

8 September 2015

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Vote Wisely. Vote Without Fear. The Vote is Secret.

6 September 2015

MARUAH together with actors and actresses would like to share a video on the secrecy of the vote. We all believe that the vote is secret and we need not have any fear when we cast our choices for the political party on 11 September 2015.

The Polling day belongs to the Citizen. Vote Wisely. Vote Without Fear. The Vote is Secret.


Sampling Check results to be publicly released

2 September 2015

The Elections Department will be publicly releasing the results of the sampling check conducted during counting of votes. Sampling checks have been conducted in past elections but this is the first time that ELD will be releasing the results to the public and to candidates.

http://m.todayonline.com/ge2015/early-indicative-vote-counts-be-announced-polling-day

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/specialreports/sgvotes2015/latest/elections-department-to/2094216.html

MARUAH has written to the media and to ELD in the past asking it to either stop the practice or to release the results to the candidates. ELD’s disclosure of the results and procedures used for the sampling check increase the transparency and fairness of Singapore’s election process.