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S'pore Lighthouse questions independence of S'pore's Election Dept.

TOC Blog Feature: UK election vs S’pore election

Excerpts from the blog, Singapore Lighthouse:

I was listening to BBC sometime last week and was surprised that the newscaster announced that the UK election will be held in 2010 (I had forgotten if they mentioned any specific date). However with the advance of then Internet, I google the UK election 2010 and great wealth of related links appeared.

What makes me feel that the British, are more open about the election date as it can be found in their official website of the Electoral Commission.

UK Electoral Commision

A look at the "About Us" said a lot about the function of the Electoral Commission:

"We are an independent body set up by the UK Parliament. Our aim is integrity and public confidence in the democratic process.”

Singapore Election Department

I looked at OUR Election Department and saw this:

"The Elections Department of Singapore (ELD) is a department under the Prime Minister’s Office. It has the responsibility of planning and preparing for, and managing the conduct of Presidential and Parliamentary elections and of any national referendum in Singapore….”

Read the full post here.

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