Day: March 5, 2008

Mafrel workers 'withdraw' as election observers

Malaysiakini Fauwaz Abdul Aziz | Mar 5, 08 Several leaders of independent polls watchdog Mafrel thumbed their noses today at the Election Commission (EC) over its decision to scrap the usage of indelible ink by partially handing back their status as observers for the March

EC's fragile reputation suffers another blow

Malaysiakini Chan Kok Leong | Mar 5, 08 Election Commission secretary Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor was once again put on the defensive over the Commission’s late change of heart pertaining the use of indelible ink.

Abnormally High Percentage Of Silent Voters

March 04, 2008 By Jamaluddin Mohammad KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 (Bernama) — With three more days to polling on Saturday, there is an abnormally high percentage of silent voters, estimated at between 35 and 40 per cent of the electorate, in most parts of the

U-turn on ink: A black mark for EC

Malaysiakini Mar 4, 08 6:32pm Opposition parties today slammed the Election Commission for the last-minute reversal of its plan to use the indelible ink in the coming general election, which they claimed could have stopped the menace of phantom voters.

Land leases extended for Sibu folk

The Star: March 4, 2008 SIBU: In a move to prevent the land title issue from being exploited by the Opposition, the Land and Survey Department here has handed out 39 land titles whose leases had been extended by another 60 years.

Malaysia's election battle sparks complaints of sexism

The Associated Press , Kuala Lumpur | Tue, 03/04/2008 Campaigning in Malaysia’s general election took on a personal tone Tuesday as rivals slung accusations of nepotism, hypocrisy, boorish language and sexist tactics.

Appealing to the Net generation

The Star: March 4, 2008By RASLAN SHARIF PETALING JAYA: Malaysians are gripped by election fever, and this time around, the temperature has risen in both the physical and virtual worlds.