THE following Member of Parliament (MP) has not replied to the six questions under the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project as of Monday, 13 Dec 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. Name: Linda Tsen Thau Lin Constituency: Batu Sapi Party: Parti Bersatu Sabah Years as MP: Since 4 Nov 2010 (won through a by-election, succeeding […]
TALK has been rife recently of a “third force” in Malaysian politics. Civil society groups have proposed their own candidates for the 13th general election. Datuk Zaid Ibrahim wants to form a new political party. But is there room in Malaysian politics for a third force? What would it look like? And why is the […]
BARISAN Nasional (BN) won big in both the Batu Sapi and Galas by-elections on 4 Nov 2010. In Galas, BN beat PAS with a 1,190-vote majority and won 12 out of the 13 polling districts. PAS only managed to retain its stronghold in Sungai Terah with a reduced majority of 258 compared to 510 in […]
ARE transportation reimbursements, alms for the poor, land titles and welfare allocations given during a by-election just different forms of inducement? Even PAS is not exempt from the very thing it accuses the Barisan Nasional of. Perhaps the only difference is which party the Election Commission dismisses.