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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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Chinese Malaysians in Galas

Chinese Malaysians in Galas

ONE thing many were waiting to see from the recent Galas by-election was whether Chinese Malaysians would continue supporting Pakatan Rakyat (PR). After all, that has largely been the trend for this ethnic group in almost all by-elections since the 2008 general election. It was not to be. In fact, Chinese Malaysian support for Barisan […]

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Winning Galas for BN: Can Ku Li do it?

Winning Galas for BN: Can Ku Li do it?

BARISAN Nasional is banking on Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah‘s star power to win the Galas by-election. The Kelantan prince, fondly known as Ku Li, was appointed to lead the BN’s campaign because of his popularity among Gua Musang constituents, and his much-respected authority. Indeed, Ku Li’s persona eclipses that of the two candidates themselves, […]

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Razaleigh: A neat cabinet (Updated 10.50am, 11 Apr 09)

Razaleigh: A neat cabinet (Updated 10.50am, 11 Apr 09)

Updated 10.50am, 11 April 2009 GUA MUSANG, 11 April 2009: Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has strongly refuted a Bernama story that quotes him as saying that he hailed the new cabinet under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Bernama reported yesterday that Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah described the cabinet as “neat” and […]

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