Day: March 8, 2008

Fraud fears cast cloud over Malaysian election

Financial Times: March 8 2008 By John Burton in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia’s National Front coalition government could face a tough time after Saturday’s general election whether it does well or not.

Oh, for the chance to cast vote by post

The Star March 8, 2008 SHANGHAI BUND By CHOW HOW BAN As much as Malaysians abroad would like to vote, it is just not practical to travel home to do so.

Bring local council elections back by 2010

Malaysiakini Civil society groups today called on all the 12 newly formed state governments to prioritise local council elections in their agenda. Suaram executive director Yap Swee Seng told a press conference today that a memorandum endorsed by 33 civil society organisations will be sent

DAP accuses BN of playing fear tactic

Malaysiakini A new array of weapons have appeared mysteriously in Penang, aimed at shooting down the onslaught of DAP, in the form banners warning the voters that they risk losing a Chinese chief minister if the vote for the opposition party.

theSun: Newspaper or BN pamphlet?

Malaysian Media Monitors’ Diary 7 Mar 2008 Today’s Sun has flooded its pages with BN ads. Out of 56 pages in the paper, 14 full pages are devoted to BN adverts and just one page to the DAP.

Don't expect BN to lose big

Steven Gan (Malaysikini) When Chavalit Yongchaiyudh was running for prime minister in 1996, he was blessed by Thailand’s most revered monk with, yes, a whack over the head with a rolled-up newspaper.