AND so the BN is still in power. Those hoping for a change in government are still coming to terms with the results of GE13. The Nut Graph asks political scientist Wong Chin Huat how the BN won, why it would racialise the poll results, and what needs to happen next.
SNAP poll next year? Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s popularity rankings are higher than ever before. Some have suggested that the Barisan Nasional (BN) might want the next general election, due only in 2013, called earlier to coincide with the Sarawak state elections which must be held by June 2011. But there is one […]
Confusion reigns over the status of Batu MP Tian Chua because of a lack of understanding about what the constitution says. Found in Quotation says it all.
I COULD not believe the Election Commission (EC)’s admission that 228 (0.35%) voters had been transferred out of the Hulu Selangor parliamentary constituency to the neighbouring Selayang parliamentary constituency. Now, it is not news that voters get transferred involuntarily — you may even call it voter trafficking or abduction — from their neighbourhoods to faraway […]
SUARAM Penang is disappointed with the Election Commission (EC)’s decision regarding local elections. We urge the Barisan Nasional (BN) government to amend the law to allow nationwide local government elections as soon as possible. Local elections are a cornerstone of democracy and good governance, and the BN would be showing its commitment to this by […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Oct 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s Tian Chua remains the Member of Parliament for Batu as long as the judicial process of appeal is still pending, said Election Commission (EC) chairperson Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf. He was asked to comment on the position of Chua or Chua Tian Chang who […]
Updated 12.14pm, 23 May 2009 (popcorn © Adirana Herbut / sxc.hu) BUKIT MERTAJAM, 23 May 2009: The Penanti state by-election is shaping up to be an interesting four-cornered fight. With Barisan Nasional sitting this one out, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s Dr Mansor Othman, 56, faces three independents: former Penang PKR Wanita chief Aminah Abdullah, 56, […]
KOTA BARU, 21 April 2009: The Election Commission (EC) should fine state assemblyperson or Member of Parliament (MP) who resign without just cause or a valid reason. Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said resignation of assemblyperson and MPs has become a trend among the opposition, apparently to continuously hog the limelight. Such action however, is […]
Updated 10:42pm, 7 April 2009 Malcolm Mussen (Source: umnojb.com.my) LUBOK ANTU, 7 April 2009: The Barisan Nasional (BN) retained the Batang Ai state seat after its candidate, Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, won the by-election today with a 1,854-vote majority. Newcomer Malcolm Mussen, a former engineer with the Sarawak Agriculture Department, garnered 3,907 votes to defeat veteran […]
Updated 10:12pm, 7 April 2009 BN and PAS supporters out and about on polling day (Pic by Raj Kumar, courtesy of theSun) 7:11pm The Election Commission (EC) says turnout for the Bukit Gantang parliamentary by-election is 75.1%. Ballot boxes have begun arriving at the vote tallying centre at Taiping Municipal Hall. 7:15pm Unofficial results put […]