Code of Conduct

The conduct of delegates at the S Rajaratnam Endowment-Youth Model ASEAN Conference (“SRE-YMAC” or “the Conference”) reflects on their educational institutions and the Conference. In order to ensure a safe environment and a professional atmosphere for all delegates, faculty and SRE-YMAC staff, and other involved personnel, we have devised this Code of Conduct. We ask that you read through it carefully, as all delegates are expected to abide by it during the duration of SRE-YMAC held at Singapore Polytechnic and during any activities or events organised in the context of SRE-YMAC, including activities that take place out of campus, as well as at the accommodation premise. SRE-YMAC staff reserves the right to expel delegates from both the Conference and the accommodation premise due to unacceptable behaviour and/or infractions as listed in this Code of Conduct.


  1. The supervision of delegates and of their compliance with this Code of Conduct and the rules governing the Conference are the responsibility of their chaperones. No delegate may participate in the Conference without a chaperone, unless a satisfactory agreement has been previously reached with SRE-YMAC staff.
  2. The valuables and possessions of delegates, and the safeguarding thereof, remain the responsibility of delegates. Neither the accommodation premise nor SRE-YMAC and its staff shall be held liable for losses arising due to theft or negligence.
  3. Delegates are responsible for any damages they cause to the accommodation premise or its property, the property of Singapore Polytechnic or the possessions of other delegates, staff, chaperones or other guests of the accommodation premise.
  4. The SRE-YMAC organisers and conference staff, the accommodation premise and their respective staff, shall not be liable for any injuries to persons or damages or losses to property that may occur during the ordinary course of the Conference or due to a failure to comply with any of the rules governing the Conference, including, but not limited to, this Code of Conduct, Conference rules, rules of the accommodation premise and applicable laws, statutes and regulations.


  1. Delegates must abide by the applicable law and statutes, SRE-YMAC Code of Conduct and venue rules during the duration of the Conference.
  2. Delegates must abide by the rules of the accommodation premise while within the premise. In particular, delegates are to refrain from harassing staff and other guests of the accommodation premise.
  3. Delegates are expected to abide by safety rules and regulations, including the fire safety instructions posted in each room
  4. Delegates must observe the standard dress code (business attire) during committee sessions and opening and closing ceremonies, unless an exception has been granted by the Secretary-General. SRE-YMAC staff reserve the right to refuse entry to Conference events to delegates whose attire they deem inappropriate or disruptive.
  5. In order to encourage the safe and open exchange of ideas, delegates are expected to respect personal differences and differences of opinion. In particular, delegates are to refrain from derogatory or abusive language as well as personal attacks on other delegates, chaperones and Conference staff of the accommodation premise.
  6. Delegates are expected to observe the SRE-YMAC curfew and keep to their rooms after curfew.
  7. Delegates are reminded to be mindful of other guests at the accommodation premise. Noise must be kept at a reasonable level during the day and to an absolute minimum after curfew.
  8. Delegates are expected to lock their rooms during the day and to present Conference identification upon request to SRE-YMAC staff and service personnel of the accommodation premise.
  9. Delegates are reminded that there no consumption of alcohol or smoking is allowed at Singapore Polytechnic, the conference venues, the accommodation premise and at the venues which host out-of-campus activities.
  10. Delegates are expected to exercise good judgement when accessing the Internet during the Conference and at the accommodation premise. The Internet is to be used for research purposes only. Compliance to the various laws, statutes and acts pertaining to Intellectual Property and censorship is necessary.