CSJ to attend 4th World Movement for Democracy assembly

Dr Chee Soon Juan will attend the 4th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) in Istanbul, Turkey from 2-5 Apr 06.

WMD is an international network of democracy practitioners and activists. It holds the assembly bi-annually (www.wmd.org).

More than 500 activists, trade unionists, scholars, and policy makers engaged in promoting democracy around the world will attend the conference.

The theme of the conference is Advancing Democracy: Justice, Pluralism, and Participation. The assembly will focus on how democrats can advance their work and mutually support each other.

Dr Chee will highlight the upcoming general elections in Singapore to the participants and call attention to the undemocratic nature of elections controlled by the PAP, especially the buying of votes under the guise of giving out bonuses and intimidation of voters through the HDB upgrading scheme.

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