27 Jan '16, 1pm

Reform, not adjust, the election system

Singapore Democrats The electoral system is not for the PAP to tweak and adjust. A democratic election system requires a free media, freedom of speech and assembly, and a transparent electoral process. If the PAP is genuinely interested in reforming the political system, the following measures are necessary: Amend the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act and the Broadcasting Act . Without a free and open media, the electorate cannot make an informed choice. The control of the media by the PAP is what has kept it in power all these decades. In a democracy, debate and discussion in the media should not be confined to the nine days during the elections. Abolish the GRC system . The GRC system has enabled the PAP to draw constituency boundaries to its advantage and to disproportionately dominate Parliament in number. Repeal the Public Order Act . Under this Act the police are em...

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