Day: February 18, 2008

How to be a candidate

The Star: February 18, 2008 WHAT do you have to do to get elected? Well, if you’re a party man, you must have your party’s endorsement letter first. If you’re an independent, you must have the dough for the deposits. Only then can you make

Expectations of young voters

The Star: Monday February 18, 2008CERITALAH WITH KARIM RASLAN This general election will hinge on three important themes that are linked to the growing influence of young and demanding Malaysians.

Stay out of politics, students warned

The Star: Monday February 18, 2008 KOTA BARU: The Higher Education Ministry has formed a monitoring unit to keep tabs on academicians and undergraduates who may breach university regulations by actively participating in the general election.

RM125 mil election goodies for Chinese, Indian votes

Malaysiakini Kuek Ser Kuang Keng | Feb 18, 08 Chinese and Indian voters are proving to be a cause for concern for the Barisan Nasional (BN) and in an attempt to win them over, the ruling coalition is being extra generous.

Bersih trio freed

Malaysiakini Syed Jaymal Zahiid | Feb 18, 08 Three members from the poll reform group Coalition For Free and Fair Elections (Bersih) were released unconditionally today.

Getting More Young Sikhs To Vote

By Jeswan Kaur KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (Bernama) — The importance of casting one’s vote has yet to sink in with the young voters. A plethora of reasons were cited, none of which justified the excuses for not registering as voters.

Once registered, no one can take away your right to vote

NST By ANIZA DAMIS 17 February, 2008 The Election Commission has been dogged by claims of voter registration irregularity despite the belief that Malaysians enjoy clean elections. ANIZA DAMIS speaks to EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman about the efficiency of the system

It's no big deal

Electric New Paper, Singapore 17 February 2008 MALAYSIA’s Information Minister Zainuddin Mydin has said that the government will not be affected by blogs and other Internet forums that may be created during campaigning for the upcoming elections.