28 Apr '11, 8am

NGO to observe voting process #SGelections

NGO to observe voting process #SGelections

A NON-PROFIT organisation has come forward to play election watchdog. Maruah, which means dignity in the Malay language, will monitor the May 7 polls to 'ensure that the conduct of the election is based on both national legislation and international norms of fair and free elections', said its president Braema Mathiaparanam, making clear that the group is not implying that the polling process is inefficient. Maruah will carry out a nationwide online survey of voters who will be asked questions on the voting process. For example, they will have to answer if they were directed to a particular ballot box or if there were campaign materials inside the polling station. Face-to-face polls will also be conducted if the 20-member strong organisation could get more volunteers. It will also ask counting agents if the seals of ballot boxes were intact before opening and if the ballot ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/GeneralElection/News/Story/ST...

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