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Lynas: An unsolved conundrum

Lynas: An unsolved conundrum

LYNAS has been operating in Malaysia for close to nine months. One pertinent question remains: What will happen to its low-level radioactive waste? Protests are unlikely to die out as long as the answer is elusive.

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Doubtful votes — can they change an election outcome?

Doubtful votes — can they change an election outcome?

Are Malaysians sufficiently educated on how to vote? It is widely assumed that marking “X” next to a candidate’s name is the only legitimate way to vote. It is not. Civil society groups now train volunteers to be election monitors, booth agents and polling and counting agents. They also cover training on doubtful votes, due to concerns that dubiously marked ballots could end up influencing an election outcome. Can this really happen?

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: What does Bersih 3.0 want?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: What does Bersih 3.0 want?

ON 28 April 2012, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) will hold its third major demonstration in the city known as Bersih 3.0. Despite the government’s efforts at electoral reforms, the movement remains unsatisfied. What really is Bersih 3.0’s purpose?

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RM1K fine of Umno Youth members “not enough”

RM1K fine of Umno Youth members “not enough”

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 June 2009:  The proposed RM1,000 fine of Umno Youth members for obstructing DAP Member of Parliament (MP) Karpal Singh from entering Parliament in late February was too lenient, opposition MPs said today. “Now anyone may come to Parliament to hinder the work of MPs, and get slapped with only a fine,” Karpal […]

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