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Archive for February 21st, 2008

Advocating religious rights

By Cindy Tham [email protected] KUALA LUMPUR: In the early days of our independence, ethnic rights was the focal point of many an election campaign. That still resonates today where race-based political parties rule the country and dominate the political culture. During this 2008 general election, another focal point, it would seem, is emerging. Voters, political [...]

Exercising your right to vote as a student abroad

By Marie Tan Kiak Li [Updated on March 25, 2008 at 9.33pm] Making it into the “Top Ten” of almost any list is usually more than enough cause for celebration. However, this wasn’t quite the case at the Malaysian High Commission last Friday. “En. Airul,” asked this Little Miss Curious, “How many students have come [...]

If you register today, can you vote?

A reader wrote to us: “If a Malaysian registers to vote today, can he/she participate in the upcoming elections? I have looked at the election commission’s website and searched Google but have not got an answer yet. What I do know is that we can register to vote at any time/any day at the post [...]

Keeping the promise

By Jacqueline Ann Surin [email protected] IN the last general election, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi sent a letter that was personally addressed to me. The March 13 letter was mailed to a family home address in Penang. My family’s excitement was palpable all the way in Petaling Jaya where I was at work. My parents [...]

Why can’t Anwar Ibrahim contest in the 2008 general election?

Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is, for all intents and purposes, participating actively in the national political process. However, the former deputy prime minister still has to sit out any general election, by-election or even his own party’s election, till after April 2008.