Posted on 20 May 2013 Work in Progress by Hwa Yue-Yi.
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?
Posted in Columns, Lead Story
Posted on 13 May 2013 Reductio ad Absurdum by Chan Kheng Hoe.
NATIONAL reconciliation requires all our cooperation and input. It cannot just be accomplished by the PM alone. What can be done?
Posted in Columns, Current Issues
Posted on 19 July 2010 By Ding Jo-Ann.
THE last general election birthed a situation that was not common before 2008: the Barisan Nasional (BN) functioning as an opposition. Although the BN has been the opposition in Kelantan for many years, it was a completely new experience for them in Selangor, Penang, Perak and Kedah. Indeed, the blanket term “opposition” previously used to [...]
Posted in Columns
Posted on 12 May 2010 By Deborah Loh.
THE little-known Parti Punjabi Malaysia (PPM) got a spot in the newspapers recently when it elected its first woman president, Dr Susheel Kaur, a senior consultant in social impact studies and population geography. The 24-year-old party has been trying to join the Barisan Nasional (BN) for the last 10 years. PPM represents less than 2.5% [...]
Posted in Exclusives
Posted on 22 March 2010 By Ding Jo-Ann.
KEPONG Member of Parliament Dr Tan Seng Giaw responds to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my) Name: Tan Seng Giaw Constituency: Kepong Party: DAP (Opposition) Years as MP: Since 1982 Government post: None Party position: National deputy chairperson DAP Parliament Whip Membership in parliamentary [...]
Posted in MP Watch
Posted on 02 February 2010 By Deborah Loh.
RASAH Member of Parliament Loke Siew Fook responds to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs the same six questions about parliamentary democracy in Malaysia. Three of the questions were selected by readers and three others by The Nut Graph. Name: Loke Siew FookConstituency: Rasah Party: DAP (Opposition)Years as MP: [...]
Posted in MP Watch