Published on 09 May 2022

S’pore Looking at Petition System That Guarantees a Ministry’s Response Should It Hit 10,000 Signatures

The Straits Times, 9 May

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PetitionsSG is a platform prototype that was launched in January this year as part of the Open Government Products’ annual Hack for Public Good 2022 initiative. The prototype, developed by a team of five, allows members of the public to start and process various petitions, but they will not be sent to the government yet.

In response to the platform, Asst Prof Saifuddin Ahmed from NTU’s WKWSCI observed that this platform will offer local petitioners a specialised and large, open space to voice their opinions. He said that it will allow them to have more transparency, and also be able to roughly determine the amount of public support that different causes are able to garner.