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A minority government in power

HOW did a minority coalition get into power in Malaysia’s recent general election? Refsa explains how the Barisan Nasional secured less popular votes than Pakatan Rakyat and yet still won more seats in Parliament.


[1] Gross distortions in Malaysia’s voting system.
[2] One rural vote worth six urban ballots, favours BN, analysts say.
[3] Special thanks to our reader James Chong for the calculations. His full analysis of the GE-13 result.
[4] Poll observers: GE13 unfair, partially free.
[5] Manipulating the news: A public disservice.
[6] 60,000 dubious voters gave Sabah BN victory.
[7] Rapprochement tough after BN’s ‘divisive’ campaign, says The Economist.
[8] Disturbing questions surrounding GE13 polling. The Nut Graph

The above infographic can be sourced directly from Refsa’s site. Refsa is an independent, not-for-profit research institute providing relevant and reliable information on social, economic and political issues affecting Malaysians. It needs public support.

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