GE2020 ballot papers and other documents to be destroyed on 16 Jan

The ballot papers and other documents used in the General Election (GE) last year will be destroyed on 16 January, said the Elections Department (ELD) in a statement on Monday (11 Jan). In accordance with the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 218), ballot papers and other documents used in an election are sealed and retained in … Read more

MARUAH expresses deep concern on actions taken against New Naratif’s Dr Thum Ping Tjin

In a statement on Monday (12 Oct), human rights organisation MARUAH expressed its concerns over the statement issued by the Elections Department (ELD) alleging that New Naratif (NN) had breached the Parliamentary Elections Act during the course of the recent General Election. It also voiced its misgivings about the actions taken by the Singapore Police … Read more

International and regional civil society organisations urge Singapore Govt’ to withdraw police report against New Naratif, claiming that the law is “particularly problematic”

Several international and regional civil society organisations have called on the Government to immediately withdraw its police report against independent regional journalism outlet New Naratif, and to stop “abusing the law to harass” human rights defenders and independent journalists. Just today (2 Oct), a joint statement issued by the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), … Read more

Mobile phone and laptop seized from New Naratif director by Police over report made by ELD

A mobile phone and laptop have been seized by the Singapore Police from Dr Thum Ping Tjin, managing director of New Naratif, on Monday afternoon (21 Sept) after he was interviewed by the Police for over four hours at the Clementi Police Station. The investigation on Dr Thum is in relation to a police report … Read more

SDP asks Elections Department about legality of PAP flags displayed in public before Nomination Day

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has reached out to the Elections Department to clarify the legal status of displaying party flags in public places before Nomination Day on 30 June. In an email to ELD which was reproduced verbatim on the party’s Facebook page, Vice-Chairman of SDP John Tan shared photos taken on 26 June … Read more