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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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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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Ku Li: Dissolve Perak assembly

Ku Li: Dissolve Perak assembly

PETALING JAYA, 12 May 2009: Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has expressed hope that the Perak sultan will agree to dissolve the state assembly. Describing it as “the decent thing to do”, the Umno veteran said it was “also the only way out of a crisis which has already spiralled out of Perak, damaged the rule of law, [...]

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“Rulers can be prosecuted because of Umno”

“Rulers can be prosecuted because of Umno”

PETALING JAYA, 16 Feb 2009: The legal amendments that made it possible to prosecute the Malay Rulers originated from an Umno-led government in 1993, Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has pointed out. Razaleigh (Public domain; source: Wikipedia) Commenting on Karpal Singh’s call to bring the Perak Sultan to court and the charges that have been [...]

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“KT loss challenges BN formula”

“KT loss challenges BN formula”

(Source: Wikipedia) PETALING JAYA: The Barisan Nasional (BN) lost the Kuala Terengganu by-election because the rakyat rejected Umno in its present form, style and leadership, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said. The veteran Umno politician said the17 Jan 2009 by-election was a test of Umno’s relevance, and that the poll results would have serious implications on the [...]

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