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Campaign delusions and contradictions

Campaign delusions and contradictions

Independent candidate #1 “I decided to withdraw for Barisan, not for MIC. I do not care about the party. I care about Barisan and will support it 110%. “I felt bitter towards him. I was angry at MIC. I had a chance to win but I am withdrawing for the sake of Barisan.” INDEPENDENT candidate […]

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PKR’s growing pains?

PKR’s growing pains?

Is PKR having teething problems? (pacifier © yenhoon / sxc.hu) THE Bagan Pinang by-election on 11 Oct 2009 initially looked like it was going to be a three-cornered fight. Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s former Teluk Kemang  branch leader Shahruddin Abdul Hamid tried to submit his nomination on 3 Oct 2009, but it was rejected by […]

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What would Toni say?

What would Toni say?

Toni Kasim in Turkey, November 2007 (© Julian Lee) “WHAT would Toni say?” It’s a question I’ve asked myself quite frequently in recent times, especially with the constant and new challenges one faces in running an office and being an online journalist. “What would Toni say”, I guess, is my version of Christians who use […]

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Give PIS a chance in Bkt Gantang

Give PIS a chance in Bkt Gantang

Kamarul Ramizu Idris IT’S an expensive way to set up a party, but independent candidate Kamarul Ramizu Idris believes the thousands of ringgit he will spend on contesting the by-election in Bukit Gantang is the best way to popularise himself. He is using the by-election campaign as a platform to introduce himself to voters so […]

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PAS: One-way hopping acceptable

PAS: One-way hopping acceptable

“If he wants to join a cause he feels is right, like PAS’s, we would not object. It is compulsory that we accept him…Looking at the situation now, party-hopping is acceptable as the Barisan Nasional member does not like the party anymore.” PAS Terengganu state commissioner Datuk Mustafa Ali when commenting on Bota state assemblyperson […]

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