Day: December 30, 2009

Opposition slams EC’s ‘cosmetic’ reforms

By Neville Spykerman (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUPMUR, Dec 30 – The Election Commission’s (EC) proposed reforms – a 24-hour cooling off period prior to polling day and three-day nomination period – got mixed reviews from politicians today. Both recommendations are aimed at preventing violence and

Shame of the decade: The Perak power grab

By Debra Chong (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 — There are plenty of contenders for Malaysia’s biggest shame of the year. The mystery of two missing fighter jet engines from under lock and key, which came to light just recently but almost two years

Election of the decade: March 8, 2008

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 — Come on, be honest. Did you expect the opposition parties, at the time yet to have the Pakatan Rakyat tag, to capture five states and deny rival Barisan Nasional its two-thirds parliamentary majority? No