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Green voters hunting for green reps

Green voters hunting for green reps

RUMOURS have been rife since late 2010 that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak might call for the 13th general election by this year before the economy takes a worse turn. As such, not just political parties but civil society has been gearing up for an impending election. Among the civil society groups are a group of […]

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Not all are “BN stooges”

Not all are “BN stooges”

Are independent candidates part of the BN’s ploy? INDEPENDENT candidates have become a sort of joke in Malaysian politics, ever since the record-breaking 13 independents decided to slug it out in Bukit Selambau in April 2009. All 13, however, lost their deposits on polling day on 7 April, during which it was clear that voters […]

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Protecting kids in cyberspace

Protecting kids in cyberspace

MANY people would cringe at the idea of being friends with their parents on social networking sites like Facebook, Friendster and MySpace. Not that we have anything to hide. The posts can be viewed by all our friends anyway, and sometimes by their friends as well. Such sites aren’t exactly known for privacy. (©Michal Zacharzewski/sxc.hu) […]

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BN-less Penanti still a diverse contest

BN-less Penanti still a diverse contest

Dr Mansor OthmanBUTTERWORTH, 23 May 2009: Despite the Barisan Nasional (BN) not contesting, the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will still have to face an intriguing challenge from three very different independent candidates. There would have been a fourth to contend with, Mohd Saberi Othman, 49, but the Election Commission (EC) disqualified him after finding that he […]

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No plan to limit number of election candidates

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 April 2009: The number of election candidates will not be limited as such a move is not in line with the country’s democratic practice, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. He said that the number of candidates was not important as anyone could contest so […]

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Main candidates vote in Bkt Selambau

Main candidates vote in Bkt Selambau

SUNGAI PETANI, 7 April 2009: Barisan Nasional (BN)’s Datuk S Ganesan and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s S Manikumar both cast their votes at approximately 8.20am here in Bukit Selambau today. Ganesan, from the MIC, arrived at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Ladang Perbadanan polling station at 8.10am, with his wife Datin T Vatsala. They both cast […]

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