Day: March 10, 2008

2008 polls – interesting facts

Malaysiakini Mar 10, 08 Barisan Nasional only gained about 51 percent of the popular vote from the 7.9 million ballots cast on Saturday.

A watershed election

March 10, 2008 The effects of the Opposition taking five states will be felt for some time.

Wait Until Results Gazetted Before Filing Petitions

PENANG, March 10 (Bernama) — Political parties wanting to protest against Saturday’s general election results will have to wait until the results are gazettted and file their petitions according to the procedures.

EC to probe missing names on list

The Borneo Post: 9 March 2008 Putra Jaya: The Election Commission (EC) will conduct an investigation into allegations regarding names missing from the voters list and those who claimed their names were used by others in the voting process.

The Propaganda Machine

Catholic Asian News, March 2008 issue is no level playing field in elections media coverage, writes Anil Netto FLIP through the newspapers and you will see page after page of propaganda in support of the ruling coalition thinly disguised as “news”. “News” reports of

Malaysia opposition win shows power of cyberspace

Sun Mar 9, 2008 By Bill Tarrant KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s weak opposition was up against a hostile mainstream media and restrictive campaign rules, but it can chalk up much of its stunning success in Saturday’s election to the power of cyberspace.