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Archive for February 25th, 2008

PAS’s New Realist Politics?

By Farish A. Noor THAT the leadership of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has now come out to endorse the People’s Declaration – an initiative by Malaysia’s civil society calling for the reaffirmation of the people’s fundamental political rights – is indicative of the success of the behind-the-scenes lobbying in the lead up to nomination [...]

Does character matter?

Navigating through our election candidates By Daniel Liew WITH nomination over, it’s now time to think about the candidates vying for our votes in this 2008 general election. Based on all that has happened in the last couple of years with politicians, voters should take some time to really scrutinise each candidate thoroughly and understand [...]

The fight for KL’s “Jewel in the Crown”

[L-R] Nurul Izzah, Shahrizat, Periasamy. Photos by Jacqueline Ann Surin. By Jacqueline Ann Surin [email protected] KUALA LUMPUR: As early as an hour before nomination began at 9am on Feb 24, the streets in front of Bangsar Village were already filling up with Barisan Nasional (BN) supporters. A corner lot opposite the shopping complex, which was [...]