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Archive for March 1st, 2008

Tony Pua responds

Dear Sek Thim, Thank you so much for your comments. Much apologies for the delay in response. Please note that the feedback is welcomed and we have been making progressive improvements in our ceramahs along the way. On Monday, Feb 25 evening, when unfortunately you had to leave early, I spoke entirely in English (I [...]

Election Ad Spending (Part 1)

The Barisan Nasional (BN) is estimated to have spent at least RM1.05 million in print media advertising in the first three days since campaigning began, between Feb 25 and 27. Conversely, according to a daily survey of 18 newspapers by Transparency International-Malaysia (TIM), opposition parties PAS, DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat have not taken out [...]

The “Moderate” Mischief of the BN

By Danny Lim [email protected] Outside the BN/UMNO Bilik Gerakan in Chembong, near the nomination centre. Photos by Danny Lim. [Updated with correction at 6.30pm, 2 March 2008] A DAY before the Feb 24 nomination day, Khairy Jamaluddin fields press questions during a kenduri at his family home in Kampung Badong, Negri Sembilan. A reporter fishes [...]

Promises, promises?

Tricia YeohTHE political parties announced their manifestos on Feb 25, which represent their public declaration and pledge to uphold their stated principles and goals. How important are manifestos? Do Malaysians, voters and political parties alike, take them seriously enough? Why do some dismiss these documents as promises, promises. In this Q&A, Centre for Public Policy [...]