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Why every vote matters

Why every vote matters

IT’S more than just a numbers game. Votes don’t just count at the ballot box. Voting is also a symbolic affirmation of your right to participate in your country’s politics, writes Hwa Yue-Yi.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: What if Najib wins?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: What if Najib wins?

THE next general election will be Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s first election as head of the Barisan Nasional (BN). Najib will also be leading the BN into its first general election after its worst election performance in March 2008. The Nut Graph asks political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat on how well Najib [...]

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: What’s PKR’s elections all about?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: What’s PKR’s elections all about?

PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has become the first major Malaysian political party to hold direct elections which are currently ongoing. The elections will allow the party’s approximately 400,000 members to vote directly not only for their division chiefs but also their president, deputy president, vice-presidents and supreme council members. The elections has already seen some [...]

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Strengthening Dewan Negara

Strengthening Dewan Negara

THE Dewan Negara, or Senate, has long been perceived as a “rubber stamp” of the Dewan Rakyat or Lower House in Malaysia. In a Westminster parliamentary democracy, the Senate is meant to provide checks and balances on the Lower House. Indeed, healthy democracies thrive because of checks and balances. That the Dewan Negara in Malaysia [...]

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Anwar, the tease

Anwar, the tease

“We are still waiting for [the defectors'] reactions before releasing the information publicly. We will make a public exposé in the near future.” PARTY Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, claiming that RM2 million and multi-million ringgit government contracts had been offered to elected representatives who left the party. He said [...]

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PKR and patronage

PKR and patronage

PKR’s sixth congress in Kota Baru PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is the future, its president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail declared at the party’s 2009 congress held at the end of May in Kota Baru. But if that were so, the congress showed little direction as to how PKR would lead the Pakatan [...]

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