IT feels like only yesterday but it’s been three years this week since the historic Bersih rally of 10 Nov 2007 that demanded for free and fair elections. For certain, that 40,000 strong rally, together with the subsequent Hindraf demonstration in Kuala Lumpur, was partly responsible for the political tsunami of the 2008 general election. […]
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The many forms of vote-buyingBy Gan Pei Ling
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.
PKR to lodge police report against Khairy (Updated)By Shanon Shah
Khairy Jamaluddin Updated 4.25pm, 29 May 2009 BUKIT MERTAJAM, 29 May 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is mulling lodging a police report against Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin for allegedly inciting Penanti voters not to vote in the by-election. PKR said Khairy’s comments, as reported in the Malay-language daily Sinar Harian on 28 May in […]
Promises, promises, promisesBy The Nut Graph team
“Don’t poison the well that you drink from…We must be grateful. If people are good to us, we should return the gesture. This is part of Chinese culture, too.” Datuk Seri Najib Razak, speaking to the Chinese Malaysian electorate of Kuala Terengganu in the Bandar state constituency on 13 Jan 2009. Chinese Malaysian voters were […]