Tag Archive | "Sarawak elections"

<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: The meaning of Sarawak

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The meaning of Sarawak

ALL eyes are now on the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) to see whether a general election will be called following the Sarawak elections. But although BN retained its two-thirds majority in Sarawak, it suffered a decline in the popular vote. Meanwhile, political rivals DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) increased their seats from six and […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in ColumnsComments (3)

The Malaysian state of impunity (Updated)

The Malaysian state of impunity (Updated)

(Updated 2:45pm, 1 May 2011) TWO things alarmed me about the arrest of Adrian Yeo, who is Selangor exco Elizabeth Wong’s aide, in Miri on 16 April 2011 after the Sarawak elections. One was the number of police officers who publicly assaulted him before he was taken away. The other was how none of the […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in ColumnsComments (13)

Sarawak elections and the politics of scaremongering

Sarawak elections and the politics of scaremongering

THE impending 16 Apr 2011 Sarawak elections have been dubbed by some media as the “hottest ever” polls in the state. The state elections will be the biggest test that the Barisan Nasional (BN) and the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) have had to face since the 2008 general election. The BN will be looking for signs […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in InterviewsComments (4)

The EC’s folly

The EC’s folly

WHAT will it take for the Election Commission (EC) of Malaysia to be independent? Or at the very least, to be seen as trying to be independent even if it can’t really be so, according to the EC’s own explanation? At a Bersih 2.0 public forum on 21 Feb 2011 in Petaling Jaya, what was […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in ColumnsComments (5)


  • The Nut Graph

 

Switch to our mobile site