SINGAPORE — Coronavirus safety measures for Singapore’s upcoming general election will put the ruling party’s rivals at a disadvantage, opposition and human rights groups warned on Thursday, as the city-state announced its official campaign guidelines.
“Holding an election during the COVID-19 pandemic could worsen an election that is already not free,” ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, a group of regional lawmakers, wrote in a report.
Singapore is gearing up for the election as it emerges from virus shutdown mode. More businesses and social facilities will be allowed to reopen this Friday, including retailers, dine-in restaurants and parks. Although the polling