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Malaysia’s electoral system

Malaysia’s electoral system

FREE and fair elections are essential to a democratic system of governance. Citizens have the right to choose who they want to govern them, and elections are a way for voters to hold those they elect accountable. Find out more about Malaysia’s electoral system in this exclusive essay.

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Confusing party with government

Confusing party with government

Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh WHEN Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh was Dewan Negara president, the upper house of parliament started regaining just a little bit of its clout as a check and balance to executive power. In 2005, for example, senators resisted just being a rubber stamp for the controversial amendments to […]

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Checking power in Malaysia

Checking power in Malaysia

Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh TAN Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh has had an interesting career in Malaysian politics. An Umno member, he was Member of Parliament (MP), first for the Arau seat in the 1980s, and then for the Kangar seat in 1999. The 1944-born medical graduate was appointed Deputy Speaker of the […]

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Dr Yeow Chai Thiam appointed senator

SEREMBAN, 27 April 2009: Negeri Sembilan MCA chairperson Datuk Dr Yeow Chai Thiam, 55, has been appointed a senator to succeed Lee Chee Keong whose term of office expired on 31 Dec last year. Yeow’s name was proposed by Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and received the agreement of the other state assemblyperson on […]

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Dec 4 trial for former senator’s RM60 mln suit

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 April 2009: The High Court has set 4 Dec to hear a suit brought by a former senator who is seeking RM60 million in damages from The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP), Berita Harian Sdn Bhd and two of its journalists over allegedly defamatory articles. The trial is set to […]

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Penang proposes two names for senatorship

PENANG, 2 April 2009: The Penang state government today proposed two names for senatorship to replace two earlier senators whose terms ended on 30 May last year. Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, said Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim, 75, the DAP national vice-chairperson and Dr Mansor Othman, 59, Penang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy liaison committee […]

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