ANFREL hosts webinar on Singapore polls

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong dissolved parliament on 23 June 2020 which paved the way for a general election scheduled for 10 July 2020.

The election will be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic of which the city state, much like the rest of the world, is still grappling with the threats of COVID-19 to public health and safety among many other things despite early success in managing the crisis.

Singapore has been for many years led by the ruling People's Action Party founded by the country's foremost political figure Lee Kuan Yew.

Marred by challenges of shrinking democratic spaces and further limits to free speech through legislation like the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), how will the 2020 Singaporean General Election look like?

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is hosting a webinar this Sunday, 5 July 2020 at 2 p.m. (SG Time)/1 p.m. (BKK Time) on challenges electoral stakeholders face in this election.

ANFREL invited Dr. Thum Ping Tjin of New Naratif and Ms. Braema Mathi of MARUAH.

To join the webinar, please register here: https://bit.ly/2NO1Rr3. We will also live stream the webinar on our Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/anfrel.

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