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Archive for February 27th, 2008

An open letter to Tony Pua

To our readers, Beginning Feb 28, we invite readers who are following any particular campaign trail to share their thoughts and observations about the quality of debates and candidates at any ceramah they are at. We hope that these kinds of articles will represent the diversity of voices of voters out there who make the [...]

Being independent

By Jacqueline Ann Surin [email protected] PETALING JAYA: The idea of fielding an independent candidate in Kepala Batas – the parliamentary constituency where the incumbent is caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi – was not to win the contest. “The idea is for students to reclaim their voice through the electoral process, and to [...]

Can university students and academics in Malaysia participate in the general election?

They can vote but they can’t be involved in any other way. Public universities in Malaysia are bound by the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971, which stipulates that students cannot participate or be involved in any society, political party, trade union or any other organisation unless provided for by the university’s constitution or [...]