Day: March 6, 2008

EC Chairman's house splashed with paint

Charles Ramendran (The Sun) KUALA LUMPUR (March 6, 2008): Vandals splashed red paint on the house of Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman in Bangsar early today in what is believed to be an act of protest against the scraping of the

The Propaganda Paper's idea of fair election coverage

Malaysian Media Monitors’ Diary 6 March 2008 A quick random survey of election coverage in the pages of The Star (main section) for Thursday, 6 March revealed the following breakdown: * 31 pro-BN articles * 1 pro-BN commentary (V.K. Chin) * 1 pro-BN letter to

46 Ismail Ibrahims born in '62 to vote

Malaysiakini Fauwaz Abdul Aziz | Mar 6, 08 There are 46 Ismail Ibrahims – all born in the year 1962 but registered as having different identity cards (IC) and living in 46 different localities – who have been registered to vote in various places throughout

Equal terms

The Star: March 6, 2008 By PATSY KAM Half the Malaysian electorate is made up of women, therefore gender issues should be a main focus of the next batch of elected representatives.

Selangor pledges RM100,000

The Star: March 6, 2008 PETALING JAYA: The Selangor state government has pledged RM100,000 for the refurbishment of the seven-decade-old SJK (C) Chen Moh.

Armed forces start voting

The Star: March 6, 2008 KUALA LUMPUR: Postal voting for members of the armed forces began yesterday to enable the forces’ 111,591 registered voters to exercise their rights.

Ink mark or no, people can still vote

The Star March 6, 2008 PUTRAJAYA: Those who have indelible ink on their fingers will not face any problem voting on Saturday, Election Commission secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor said.

Voter Status hotlines

The Election Commission has set up these SMS hotlines for voters to check their status. Just type “SPR” and space, followed by your IC number, eg. SPR 710720105017 39111, 33626, 32232, 39988, 29777, 36677, 33030

Young M'sians say polls make no difference

Malaysiakini Mar 6, 08 Millions of Malaysians are expected to not bother voting in Saturday’s elections, in a wave of apathy that observers credit to a feeling of alienation from the ruling coalition.