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Galas: The old story of development politics

Galas: The old story of development politics

BARISAN Nasional (BN) won big in both the Batu Sapi and Galas by-elections on 4 Nov 2010. In Galas, BN beat PAS with a 1,190-vote majority and won 12 out of the 13 polling districts. PAS only managed to retain its stronghold in Sungai Terah with a reduced majority of 258 compared to 510 in [...]

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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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Enforcing the law equally

Enforcing the law equally

EVER looked both ways while driving and asked your passengers, “See any police?” before making an illegal U-turn? Or snuck a call on your mobile phone without a hands-free kit while driving? Or driven past the traffic lights just as they turned red? If so, did you know you were breaking the law? And if [...]

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Sponsoring Nik Aziz

Sponsoring Nik Aziz

“Orang nak bawa saya pergi ke Mekah, kenapa saya nak tolak. Saya pergi ke Mekah, jarang belanja saya sendiri. Orang tolong bayar. Semua orang berebut (untuk membiaya saya ke Mekah).” Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat admits receiving sponsorship worth RM65,000 to perform his pilgrimage to Mecca. However, he opined that it [...]

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Promise of bridge is “election graft”

Promise of bridge is “election graft”

KUALA KRAI, 13 July 2009: An independent election watchdog has slammed Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin‘s promise of a bridge in Manik Urai, should BN win in the by-election there, describing it as election graft. “The promise to give a bridge to Manik Urai voters if they vote for Barisan Nasional (BN) breaches [...]

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Former S’gor exco Saidin Thamby wins appeal

SHAH ALAM, 27 April 2009: “God is Great,” said former Selangor executive councillor Datuk Saidin Thamby after the High Court here today set aside his 2002 conviction and sentence for graft. “I feel relieved; after waiting for a long time finally my name is now clean,” he said, wiping away tears outside the courtroom. Saidin, [...]

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