|“Please do not assume that you can change governments. Young people don’t understand this”|
- Lee Kuan Yew on the results of the 2006 election
The SDP has been hoping that it will not come to pass. But it has. Singapore is set to purchase electronic voting machines from India. (See here). We might as well kiss elections goodbye. This is no melodrama and it is certainly no exaggeration. Here's why:
Years ago, the PAP Government was already toying with the idea using Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) machines. In a nutshell, these are machines that require voters to cast their ballots through touch-screen or push-button technology. The vote is then electronically recorded and tallied.
We don't have to spell it out for you how such a process is open to electronic tampering and rigging.