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Is the online media lopsided?

Is the online media lopsided?

THE online media in Malaysia continues to be attacked, monitored and threatened purportedly because of its pro-opposition, anti-government stance. But is the online media’s reporting as biased and lopsided as the BN and its allies make it out to be?

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BN’s slim state victories

BN’s slim state victories

BN may have won more states in GE13. But Refsa’s analysis shows that these states were won by minority votes and slim margins.

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A minority government in power

A minority government in power

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

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Wins and defeats in GE13

Wins and defeats in GE13

THE Nut Graph speaks to political observers and analysts for a quick reaction to the results of GE13.

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Dynasties, hoppers and chauvinists

Dynasties, hoppers and chauvinists

THERE are definitely similarities between BN and PR. But think-tank Refsa points out at least one difference that should matter to Malaysians.

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Manipulating the news: A public disservice

Manipulating the news: A public disservice

DING Jo-Ann highlights how the traditional media has manipulated the facts in two instances in the current general election. Such distortions harm public discourse and deeper understanding of issues, so crucial to us in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society.

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