Category: Commentary/Blog Post

Can BN Woo Chinese Voters in Sibu?

by Syed Zahar (Malaysian Digest) The recent by-election in Hulu Selangor saw an apparent shift of partiality among the Chinese community within the constituency towards the Opposition. In Kuala Kubu Baru itself, there was a six-fold increase of Chinese voters favouring Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR)

Najib not quite the Hulu conqueror

Malaysiakini Najib Razak and the BN won bragging rights in Hulu Selangor. A win is a win. The BN had the advantage up-front with its machinery and resources for this large semi-rural constituency and it used these effectively. To date, the focus has been on

Myths of Chinese ballots — Tay Tian Yan

Malaysian Insider APRIL 29 — Indeed, this kind of voice emerges as soon as the by-election is over. Perkasa has stepped in. Its chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali said Chinese were ungrateful and ought to be punished. He felt that since Chinese voters had not supported

Armchair Analysis of Hulu Selangor Result — Syahredzan Johan

Malaysian Insider APRIL 26 — Making sense of the numbers from yesterday’s Hulu Selangor by-election, from the proverbial armchair. I predicted on Twitter that Barisan Nasional (BN) would win the election by a majority of around 2,000 ? 3,000. I made this prediction simply based

What I learned from the HS buy-election — Art Harun

Malaysian Insider APRIL 26 — Okay guys. The by-erection is over. As many of you might notice, I am a history freak. I just love history. I don’t know why. But one thing for sure, I like to look at how people behaved or acted

Morning after: What does Hulu S’gor augur?

Written by KTemoc ( The dictionary defines ‘bellwether’ as “a person or thing that shows the existence or direction of a trend”. I have stated that the outcome of the by-election in the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat would be the bellwether for the next Malaysian

BN’s pyrrhic victory in Hulu Selangor

Written by Dr Lim Teck Ghee ( Far from being a resounding victory for the BN and a devastating loss for Pakatan Rakyat, the Hulu Selangor election result is another clear indicator that Malaysians do not see a secure future for themselves in a continuation

Hulu Selangor assessment and strategies

By Deborah Loh and Ding Jo-Ann (thenutgraph) NO doubt about it. The fight for the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat is located within the Malay Malaysian community. Ceramah rhetoric on both sides has been geared towards raising emotive issues for this electorate. Barisan Nasional (BN) harps

Hulu S’gor By-election: Defamation the Name of the Game

by Syed Zahar (Malaysian Digest) With a lot at stake for both parties (Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat) and it’s components, especially the competing front-liners, MIC and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), smear tactics appears to be the weapon of choice for the two sides concerned.

50 years vs 2 years — Lim Sue Goan

Malaysian Insider APRIL 22 — Heavyweights from both sides of the political divide are descending upon Hulu Selangor. And what is happening in Hulu Selangor indeed steals the attention of the entire nation. In the midst of the electoral campaign, a string of issues pop