Day: February 16, 2008

Candidates should be committed to freedom of expression and information

Saturday, 16 February 2008  Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), Writers Alliance for Media Independence (WAMI), Charter 2000-Aliran and Civil Society Initiative for Parliamentary Reform (CSI-Parliament) call on Malaysians to vote wisely in the coming elections and to ensure that they vote in individuals with

Copies of electoral roll on sale

NST By Deborah Loh 16 February, 2008 PUTRAJAYA: What’s the price of 10.9 million names in the national electoral roll? The names, race, gender, identity card numbers and their polling locality are available from the Election Commission for RM44,584.20 in compact disc, and RM44,394 in

Independent bodies to keep an eye on things

NST 16 February, 2008 For the first time in 12 general elections, voters will be observed by an accredited domestic body at the polling stations while another group tracks candidates’ finances, writes SHANNON TEOH. WHEN you find yourself at the polls next month, don’t be

Polling stations info by Sunday

The Star: February 16, 2008PUTRAJAYA: Information on the polling stations in which to cast your vote is not found in the electoral roll yet as it is being updated.

EC to use older roll for Padang Besar

The Star: February 16, 2008KANGAR: The Election Commission will use the September 2007 electoral roll and not the December 2007 Master Electoral Roll for the Padang Besar parliamentary constituency.

March 8 polling day to ensure no school disruption, good voter turnout

NST By Hamidah Atan 16 February, 2008 The Election Commission decided March 8, a Saturday, as polling day to avoid disrupting a school day and also to ensure good voter turnout. EC secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor, in a four-hour media briefing on election procedures

Arrests of two activists for a free and fair election, condemned

Harakah English Section KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 (ES) – The arrest of two Bersih activists Feb 15 afternoon by the police were condemned by various quarters and sparks further concern whether the next general election would be “free” in addition to not being “fair”.

Cops arrest Tian Chua and PAS member

The Star: February 16, 2008 KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested PKR chief information chief Tian Chua and a PAS member soon after Bersih (Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections) submitted a memorandum to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara here yesterday.

Election And Democracy In Malaysia

February 15, 2008 16:08 PM KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) — The general election will see 10.9 million voters exercising their right to choose a government under the nation’s democratic system.