Elections, Indonesian-style

By Dr Farish A Noor (TheNutgraph) WITH Umno’s heated polls just a week away and a transition of power in the pipeline for the nation, one other elections will soon grab the headlines. This April will witness the elections of Indonesia, the biggest Muslim country

BN'S battle royale for Batang Ai?

Malaysian Insider KUCHING, March 15 - With nomination day for the Batang Ai state by-election barely a week away, the Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) is expected to brace for a formidable battle with the opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) to retain the Iban majority seat.

Pakatan to name Bukit Selambau candidate on March 28

ALOR SETAR, March 15 – Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said the Pakatan Rakyat candidate for the Bukit Selambau by-election will only be known on March 28, one day before nomination.

S'wak bloggers, your first big battle begins in Batang Ai

Sim Kwang Yang (Malaysiakini) As the political sky over the fair land of Sarawak begins to heat up in anticipation of the Batang Ai by-election, the attention is suddenly focused on a new phenomenon – the political bloggers in the state. Alfred Jabu, deputy chief

Pensiangan a 'worrisome precedent', says Kitingan

Joe Fernandez (Malaysiakini) PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) vice-president Dr Jeffrey Gimpoi Kitingan fears that yesterday’s Federal Court ruling, averting a possible by-election in the disputed Pensiangan parliamentary seat, would set a “worrisome precedent for the future”.

BN names their men for tri-elections

Malaysiakini Umno’s Ismail Saffian for Bukit Gantang, MIC’s S Ganesan for Bukit Selambau and PRS’s Malcolm Mussen ak Lamoh for Batang Ai  – these are the three named as BN candidates for the forthcoming by-elections. Ismail Saffian and S Ganesan’s candidacies were announced by Deputy

No by-election in Pensiangan

Joe Fernandez (Malaysiakini) The Federal Court in Kota Kinabalu this morning overturned an Election Court decision on Sept 8 to strip Pensiangan MP Joseph Kurup of the seat and declare it vacant. Federal Court Judge Nik Hashim Nik Abdul Rahman who delivered the verdict held

BN gets jittery in Batang Ai

Joseph Tawie (Malaysiakini) Even though the Batang Ai constituency has been a Barisan Nasional stronghold for decades, its leaders both in Kuching and Kuala Lumpur are getting jittery over the prospect of losing it come polling day on April 7.