Madani Government Should Not Become What They Once Despised

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) refers to the recent announcements of new allocations made by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and Minister of Housing and Local Government Nga Kor Ming in Penang. On June 11, Prime Minister Anwar, through his political secretary Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, delivered contributions worth RM290,000

PHOTOS: ANFREL launches final report on 2024 Indonesian General Elections

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) launched the final comprehensive report on its international expert election observation mission to the 2024 Indonesian General Elections on 7 June 2024 in Jakarta, Indonesia. ANFREL, together with the Perkumpulan untuk Pemilu dan Demokrasi (PERLUDEM), Jaringan Pendidikan Pemilih untuk Rakyat (JPPR) and Komite Independen Pemantau

2024 Indonesian General Elections | Beyond Power: Upholding the Rule of Law amid Democratic Adversities

ANFREL releases final report on 2024 Indonesian elections, collaborates with CSOs to issue key recommendations to improve polls The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released today, 7 June 2024, the final comprehensive report on its international expert election observation mission (IEEOM) to the 2024 Indonesian General Elections. In a press briefing

ANFREL to launch final comprehensive report on 2024 Indonesian General Elections

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) will release the final comprehensive report on its international expert election observation mission to the 2024 Indonesian General Elections on 7 June 2024. ANFREL, Perkumpulan untuk Pemilu dan Demokrasi (PERLUDEM), Jaringan Pendidikan Pemilih untuk Rakyat (JPPR) and Komite Independen Pemantau Pemilu (KIPP) will hold a

AAEI fellows conduct training workshop on campaign finance regulation in Sri Lanka

Fellows of the Asian Academy for Electoral Integrity (AAEI) co-facilitated a training workshop on the implementation of the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act in Sri Lanka, 31 May 2024, Colombo. AAEI fellow Sakunthala Senarath from Transparency International Sri Lanka (TI SL) provided a comprehensive breakdown of the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

A Balanced Approach to Artificial Intelligence for the 2025 PH Elections: Ethical Guidelines, Transparency Approaches, and Political Education

LENTE recognizes that advancements in Artificial Intelligence, such as generative AI, are increasingly used in information/influence operations or misused to peddle disinformation, particularly within the context of elections. The use of deepfakes in the elections of Indonesia and India this year or during the Nigerian and Slovakian elections last year, as well

Transparency Maldives launches Short Movie Challenge for Youth Content Creators

Transparency Maldives invited young content creators and advocates in the country to join the Short Movie Challenge. Registration deadline is on 20 June 2024. The films produced should be around the themes of gender equality, youth empowerment and civil engagement, mental health awareness and support, and human rights and anti-corruption. Participants must

AAEI fellow conducts training workshop on PRVT, open election data

Asian Academy for Electoral Integrity (AAEI) fellow Alexa Yadao of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) co-facilitated a learning session about process and results verification for transparency (PRVT) and open election data on 15 May 2024, Manila, Philippines. Yadao talked about the importance of open election data in fortifying electoral integrity

Call for Applications: Senior Program Officer for IEOM

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is looking for a SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER for its INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION pillar. The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Senior Program Officer to join our team. This position is based in Bangkok, Thailand and involves leading

ANFREL appoints new Executive Director

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) appointed ANFREL program manager Brizza Rosales as its new executive director who will lead the organization in pushing for electoral democracy in Asia. Rosales was selected among the prospective candidates through an open and competitive application process as the outgoing executive director Chandanie Watawala resigned

CSOs express concern over upcoming appointment of new EC chairperson in Malaysia

In an open letter, civil society organizations in Malaysia including ANFREL member the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH), expressed "utmost concern" on the upcoming appointment of a new Election Commission (EC) chairperson. The letter said the appointments of two EC commissioners under the current government's administration were done without going

The Appointment Process of New EC Members Contravenes Manifesto and Reformasi Spirit

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) expresses disappointment with the latest appointment of Election Commission (EC) member without parliamentary review. The EC , through a post on their Facebook page, welcomed its newest member, Datuk Haji Sapdin bin Ibrahim, who began his duties on Monday (6 May). This latest development

PRESS STATEMENT: Closing of Polls of the 2024 Parliamentary Election

Transparency Maldives appreciates and thanks the nearly 270 observers and volunteers in our observer network, deployed across the country and abroad in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 206 polling stations. Without them this domestic observation would not have been possible. Transparency Maldives believes that an independent observation effort at

Press statement on the opening of polls for the 2024 Parliamentary Election

Transparency Maldives is observing today’s Parliamentary Elections with an observer network around the country spanning Malé, the atolls, and prisons, as well as abroad in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We thank the nearly 270 observers and volunteers deployed across 205 ballots boxes across the country and abroad for their

SAVE THE DATES: Regional forum on 2024 Super Elections year set for 13-14 May 2024

The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) partnered with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the Asian Network for Free Elections(ANFREL), and the Bangsamoro Information Office (BIO) for the regional forum "One year before the 2025 Philippine Elections: What can we learn from the 2024 Super Election year?" The forum will convene election

Press release on the Findings of the Pre-election Assessment ahead of the 2024 Parliamentary Elections

14 April 2024: Election observation is one of the most important activities conducted by Transparency Maldives in its efforts to strengthen the electoral system and increase people's confidence in elections. Since the first multi-party presidential election in 2008, Transparency Maldives has observed all national elections. Prior to fielding the nation-wide observation, TM

PAFFREL urges EC to invite international election observers to monitor upcoming Presidential poll

The Chairman,The Election Commission.Rajagiriya Inviting the delegation of International Election Observers. Currently, there is an election heat building up in the country, and it seems that political parties have focused their attention on several elections. As per the Constitution, the presidential election should be held before the 17th October 2024, and since

ANFREL e-Bulletin (January-March 2024)

The release of ANFREL's interim statement on its international expert election observation mission to the 2024 Indonesian General Election and launch of its new publication on electoral reforms were some of the highlights of the first quarter of 2024 for ANFREL. Election Observation ANFREL congratulated the people of Indonesia for their unwavering

PRESS STATEMENT: Transparency Maldives condemns the continued Abuse of State Resources during the official campaign period of the 2024 Parliamentary Elections

The routine of promises and pledges ahead of an election has become customary and influences the voters’ right to freely choose a candidate. We continue to observe the abuse of state resources, undermining the democratic competitive nature of elections and skewing the level playing field in favour of the incumbent. Transparency Maldives

Federal Government Must Give Public Commitment that the Separation of Powers Between Attorney General and Public Prosecutor Will Be Implemented Before the 2026 Budget

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) refers to a statement by YB Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law and Institutional Reform) yesterday (2 April 2024) that the initiative to separate the powers of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor will be implemented

The Prime Minister Needs to Urgently Reform The Mechanism for Appointing Members of the Election Commission

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) urges the Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, and the Federal Government to promptly implement reforms to the process of appointing members of the Election Commission, especially for the position of Chairperson. Tan Sri Abdul Ghani, the Chairman of the EC, is due to retire in

ANFREL participates in GNSEI meeting

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) met with high-level electoral experts during the Global Network for Securing Electoral Integrity (GNSEI) meeting in Stockholm, Sweden from 6-8 March 2024. GNSEI is a network of more than 30 leading election-related organizations and networks around the globe that aims to strengthen electoral integrity norms

BERSIH Welcomes the Government’s Move to Accord More Autonomy to Parliament, and Urges the Parliamentary Services Act be Tabled Before the End of 2024

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) welcomes Law Minister YB Dato' Sri Azalina Othman Said's statement that the government has agreed in principle to amend the Federal Constitution and re-enact the Parliamentary Services Act (PSA) to grant administrative and financial autonomy to Parliament. PSA is required for the Parliament to

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