THERE are a record number of three-cornered fights this election, including those involving candidates from the same coalition. Why all the bickering over seats? Couldn’t seat allocations have been agreed upon before nomination day? And most importantly, what will it mean for the final results of GE13? The Nut Graph asks political scientist Wong Chin Huat.
THE Perak crisis, PAS’s upcoming party elections, violent snatch thefts and mat rempit misbehaving occupied the Malay-language press from 4 to 10 May 2009. In his 10 May Bisik-Bisik Mingguan column in Mingguan Malaysia, Awang Selamat said of the 7 May ruckus in the Perak state assembly: “There are frightening signs in the Perak chaos. […]
“What do you mean? It is a democratic process. Do you understand the democratic process? Do you understand the political philosophy of democracy? I’m asking you back. Why are you not asking them (Pakatan Rakyat) [this] when they were talking about party-hopping? When they started everything[?]” BARISAN Nasional (BN)-installed Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr […]