Day: March 7, 2008

Pas mob stops nine buses ferrying voters

NST: 7 March 2008 A mob believed to be Pas supporters stopped nine busloads of voters from entering the state capital at 5am today. In the incident at Kuala Ibai here, the mob assembled at the cross junction near Masjid Terapung to prevent the buses

No EC staff at voting area

NST: 7 Mar 2008 GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysians For Free and Fair Elections (Mafrel) want the state Election Commission to explain their officers’ absence during the postal voting exercise for police and army personnel. Its northern region co-ordinator Ong Boon Keong said yesterday that instead

Bersih slams Najib's jet campaign trips

Malaysiakini Azreen Madzlan | Mar 7, 08 Polls reform group Bersih has criticised Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak for making use of a government Fokker executive jet during the campaign period.

Eligible voters urged to exercise right

NST: 7 March 2008 PEKAN: Every vote means a lot to Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The deputy prime minister said although the Chinese and Indians were considered minorities in his Pekan constituency, every one of them mattered.

Malaysians Go To The Polls Tomorrow

By Noor Hayati Muda KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 (Bernama) — After 13 days of listening to endless pledges and appeals at ceramah, house-to-house campaigns and media blitz, the more than 10.8 million eligible voters in the country will cast their votes tomorrow to elect a

BN pledges to write off taxes

The Star: March 7, 2008 KOTA BARU: The RM76mil arrears owed by ratepayers will be written off if Barisan Nasional were to form the next state government.

Internet steers new way in M'sian election

By Lee Min Keong, ZDNet Asia March 06, 2008,39044908,62038595,00.htm MALAYSIA–As the nation goes to the polls on Mar. 8, analysts say Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition is losing the political debate in cyberspace to the scores of anti-government Web sites and blogs campaigning

Malaysian elections: are they fair?

Thu Mar 6, 2008 Reuters – Malaysia’s electoral system will be on trial at the March 8 general election, thanks to a concerted campaign by opposition parties calling for reform.

Patron-client nexus in politics

The Star: March 7, 2008 COMMENT BY SHAMSUL AKMAR THE mixed fortunes of two bloggers – Ooi Chuan Aun (Jeff Ooi) and Badrul Hisham Shaharin (Chegu Bard) – who are contesting in the general election, tell many a tale.