Day: February 14, 2008

Malaysia PM to call for snap poll

(Reuters) Feb 13, 2008 Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has received consent from the country’s king to dissolve parliament and call for fresh elections, a source close to the prime minister said on Wednesday.

Parliament dissolved, paving way for election

NST By Hamidah Atan and Farrah Naz Karim 14 February, 2008 PUTRAJAYA: Parliament was dissolved yesterday, clearing the way for the country’s much-anticipated 12th general election. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi ended weeks of intense speculation when he made the announcement at his

200,000 EC officials to be involved

BERNAMA 14 February, 2008 ELECTION Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman today said that about 200,000-strong staff from the EC would be involved in the 12th general election, which is expected to cost about RM200 million, the highest ever in the history of

Election 2008: What really matters in an election

By Kalimullah Hassan SO, at last, parliament has been dissolved and the general election will be held soon. Maybe March 1 or 2; maybe March 7 or 8; maybe in between. There are no prizes for guessing, so it could be anytime in the next