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Small parties, big questions

Small parties, big questions

(Pic by barunpatro / sxc.hu) POP quiz — how many registered political parties are there in Malaysia? This is not such an easy question to answer. The official website for the Election Commission (EC) of Malaysia says there are 31 registered political parties to date. But a quick browse shows that the EC actually lists […]

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When asked whether she was pleased with the turnout, the CRC’s Ngeow Chow Ying said, “I think we got our message across. Hopefully it will reach others.”

Seeking justice

THE death of Selangor government aide Teoh Beng Hock on 16 July 2009 quickly turned into political capital. Memorials organised by the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) have the air of a partisan roadshow, where attendees are urged to overthrow the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general election. Attempting to control perception, Prime Minister Datuk Seri […]

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Hopping from position to position

Hopping from position to position

“People like him don’t have any political consciousness…he was chosen by running under BN, not as an independent, DAP, PKR, or PAS candidate. “He has betrayed the voters’ trust…if I was from Perak, I would start gathering the support of NGOs and village chiefs to pressure him to step down.” DATUK Seri Dr Rais Yatim, […]

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KT and the DPM

KT and the DPM

IF the Permatang Pauh by-election indirectly shortened Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s political life, the Kuala Terengganu by-election will not be much kinder to his chosen successor. It has been reported in Malaysiakini that incoming prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak sees this by-election as a do-or-die battle for the Barisan Nasional (BN).  […]

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PKR wants united condemnation of Israel

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Dec 2008: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has called on all Malaysian political parties to support a motion in Parliament to condemn the latest killings in Gaza to demonstrate the country’s unified stance against state terrorism and illegal occupation. PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali said it has become routine for Israel […]

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Sarawak’s renewed political hopes

Sarawak’s renewed political hopes

Illustration of Dayak people, dated 1864 (Public domain; source: Wikipedia.org) SARAWAK’S Dayaks seldom feature with any significance in the national imagination of Malaysia, and certainly do not make headlines in the national media. This reflects the political marginalisation of the Dayaks in their home state.  The Dayaks collectively make up nearly half the state’s population, […]

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