Singaporeans turn to online petitions to champion causes

More tech-savvy citizens lobbying for change on online platforms

A check by The Straits Times showed that Singaporeans created more than 140 petitions on popular petition websites like Change.org and GoPetition last year.
A check by The Straits Times showed that Singaporeans created more than 140 petitions on popular petition websites like Change.org and GoPetition last year.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB OF CHANGE.ORG

A year ago, a dog circus wanted to come to town. The troop of poodles, promised the organisers, would perform "breathtaking gongfu diabolo" and "fun acrobatics".

Some 7,000 people leapt into action - by signing an online petition agitating for the show at Resorts World Sentosa to be scrapped.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline 'Singaporeans turn to online petitions to champion causes'. Subscribe