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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Constituency redelineation and citizen vigilance

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Constituency redelineation and citizen vigilance

AMID furore over banned words and price hikes, the redelineation of electoral boundaries is the next big thing that Malaysian voters must not let slip without close scrutiny. Political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat explains the issues to look out for in this upcoming exercise.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Beyond election petitions

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Beyond election petitions

POST-GE13, both BN and PR lodged election petitions against the polls results in several seats. Why bother with election petitions? And what else do citizens need to be aware of and be vigilant about if Malaysians are to get a cleaner and fairer electoral system come GE14?

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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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Where does Malaysia go from GE13?

Where does Malaysia go from GE13?

SOME countries move from relatively democratic systems to more authoritarian ones such as Malaysia in the 1970s. Others from authoritarianism toward democracy. What can the experiences of these other countries tell us about where we go from GE13? And what choices lie ahead of those who want change?

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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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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Beyond GE13 (Part 1)

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Beyond GE13 (Part 1)

AND so the BN is still in power. Those hoping for a change in government are still coming to terms with the results of GE13. The Nut Graph asks political scientist Wong Chin Huat how the BN won, why it would racialise the poll results, and what needs to happen next.

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