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The many forms of vote-buying

The many forms of vote-buying

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.

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Anti-corruption measures “ineffective”

Anti-corruption measures “ineffective”

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 June 2009: Indonesia appears to be fighting corruption more effectively than Malaysia, based on a public perceptions survey by Transparency International (TI). Once looked down upon as a bribery-prone country, more Indonesians, at 74%, are confident that their government’s actions to stem corruption have proven effective, compared to only 28% of Malaysians. [...]

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PKR admits reps met Aminah, denies bribery (Updated)

PKR admits reps met Aminah, denies bribery (Updated)

Updated 5.50pm, 26 May 2009 BUKIT MERTAJAM, 26 May 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) today acknowledged that two of its members had met independent candidate Aminah Abdullah over the Penanti state by-election, but denied that any attempt was made to bribe her. In a press conference today, PKR elections director Saifuddin Nasution said the party [...]

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Aminah: “I was offered money, posts to withdraw”

Aminah: “I was offered money, posts to withdraw”

Corrected at 3.35pm, 25 May 2009 BUKIT MERTAJAM, 25 May 2009: Independent candidate for the Penanti by-election, Aminah Abdullah, today alleged that two Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders met her on 13 May and offered her money. “They said if I win the contest, I could rejoin the party and I would be given the [...]

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Report bribe allegation to MACC: Tian Chua

Report bribe allegation to MACC: Tian Chua

PENANTI, 24 May 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) strategic director Tian Chua challenged the Penanti state by-election contenders accusing the party of bribing them to report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Election Commission. “When it comes to any wrongdoing on the part of Pakatan Rakyat (PR), I’m sure these two bodies will be [...]

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RM300 “gift” mystery unsolved

RM300 “gift” mystery unsolved

With over a dozen witnesses, and a police report that names him, why can’t the media centre staff be identified? ON 16 Jan 2009, during the Kuala Terengganu (KT) by-election, more than a dozen journalists were asked to list their names, organisations, and telephone numbers on a blank piece of paper. The request was made [...]

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