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Archive for February 28th, 2008

The “miracle” on Jalan Gasing

[Updated at 9:11pm, 6 March 2008 with correction] ON the evening of Feb 27, the Catholic Church of Saint Francis Xavier (SFX) on Jalan Gasing in Petaling Jaya hosted a debate for the public to get to know the Barisan Nasional (BN) and Opposition candidates running in their constituency. The candidates were: MCA candidate Datuk [...]

Still Under-represented

By Maria Chin Abdullah WOMEN’s representation in this 2008 election continues to be less than satisfactory with the percentage falling short of the 30% quota set for women to be in decision-making positions. There is an improvement in the absolute number of women candidates, increasing from 94 in 2004 to 128 in 2008, out of [...]

Coverage of the Campaign (Part 1)

IN the run-up to the Feb 24 nomination day, at least 44% of news stories about the 12th general election in Malaysia were pro-Barisan Nasional (BN) for the period between Feb 18 and 22. On average, the six newspapers which were monitored by a citizens’media monitoring initiative had between 50% and 70% stories that portrayed [...]