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  1. Jamal Ismail, “The fear perpetuated by the urban myth about voting in Singapore” (The Online Citizen, 18 August 2015) <https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/08/18/the-fear-perpetuated-by-the-urban-myth-about-voting-in-singapore/ >
  2. Defending the Legitimacy of Singapore Elections: MARUAH Position Paper on Improving Citizen Confidence in the Secrecy of the Ballot <https://maruahsg.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/defending-the-legitimacy-of-singapore-elections-maruah-position-paper-on-improving-citizen-confidence-in-the-secrecy-of-the-ballot.pdf>
  3. Parliamentary Debates Singapore: Official Report, vol 85 at col 3119 (12 February 2009) (Prof. Thio Li-ann).
  4. “Achieving Inclusion in the Electoral Process” (Disabled People’s Association, 2016)
  5. “Explainer: Singapore’s Electoral System” (New Naratif, 26 March 2020) <https://newnaratif.com/research/explainer-how-singapores-electoral-system-works/>
  6. “COVID-19 elections Bill passed to enable Singaporeans on stay-home notices to vote” (Channel NewsAsia, 4 May 2020) <https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-elections-bill-passed-singaporeans-stay-quarantine- vote-12699888>
  7. Chua, Beng Huat. Liberalism Disavowed: Communitarianism and State Capitalism in Singapore. Cornell University Press, 2017.
  8. Lee, Terence. 2019. “Pragmatic Competence and Communication Governance in Singapore.” In L.Z. Rahim and M.D. Barr eds., The Limits of Authoritarian Governance in Singapore’s Developmental State, 233-249
  9. Kevin YL Tan, “State and institution building through the Singapore Constitution 1965 – 2005” in Thio Li Ann & Kevin YL Tan (eds), Evolution of a Revolution: Forty Years of the Singapore Constitution (Routledge 2009), 61; Cherian George, Freedom from the Press: Journalism and State Power in Singapore (NUS Press 2012), 209.
  10. Electoral Rules and Manufacturing Legislative Supermajority
  11. (Straits Times 21 Nov. 1992), Quoted in Liberalism Disavowed
  12. Tan, Eugene K. B. 2005. “Multiracialism engineered: The limits of electoral and spatial integration in Singapore.” Ethnopolitics, 2005, 413-428.
  13. Gemma Iso, “69% of Singaporeans want Tharman to succeed PM Lee but Heng says older Singaporeans not ready for non-Chinese leader”, (The Independent SG, 29 March 2019) <http://theindependent.sg/69-of-singaporeans-want- tharman-to-succeed-pm-lee-but-heng-says-older-singaporeans-not-ready-for-non-chinese-leader/>
  14. Tan, Netina. “Manipulating electoral laws in Singapore.” Electoral Studies 32.4 (2013): 632-643.
  15. Cheow Sue-Ann, “Use of fake news law on opposition is ‘coincidence’: Minister” (The New Paper, 7 January 2020) < https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/use-fake-news-law-opposition-coincidence-minister>
  16. Liberalism Disavowed, p 45
  17. Thio Li-ann. “Rule of law within a non-liberal ‘communitarian democracy’” in Asian Discourses of Rule of Law, ed. Randall Peerenboom, 189. London: Routledge, 2004.
  18. Parliamentary Elections Act(Cap 218, 2011 Rev Ed), s 8(1)
  19. Tan, Netina. “Manipulating electoral laws in Singapore.” Electoral Studies 32.4 (2013): 632-643.
  20. Lee Kuan Yew (Prime Minister), speech during the Second Reading of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Bill, Singapore Parliamentary Debates, Official Report (24 July 1984), vol. 44, cols. 1724–1726.
  21. Rodan, Garry. “Elections without representation: the Singapore experience under the PAP.” Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1996. 61-89.
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