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Archive for 'The Big Picture'

Wanted: A new language and way of thinking

By Cindy Tham [email protected] The speakers at the CPPS dialogue: [L-R] Denison Jayasooria, Zainon Ahmad, Khoo Kay Peng, Ramon Navaratnam, Malik Imtiaz Sarwar and Farish Noor. Photos by Cindy Tham. PETALING JAYA: If you think your “work” as a voter is done after you cast your ballot on March 8, and the rest is up [...]

Editorial: The real work has just begun

By Cindy Tham [email protected] UNTIL January 2008, Loh Gwo Burne was an unknown in the Malaysian public space. Today, the 34-year-old, who barely speaks Bahasa Malaysia, is the newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Kelana Jaya who will have to brush up on his command of the national language to speak up in Parliament. [...]

Making sense of the 2008 general election results

[Updated at 12.15pm, March 9, 2008] AFTER 13 days of heated campaigning, ceramahs running late into the night and plenty of promises from the candidates, Malaysians cast their ballots on March 8. The results that have come in indicate a milestone in the history of Malaysian elections. MalaysiaVotes.com talks to several political observers to try [...]

Malaysia votes

MALAYSIANS go to the polls today (March 8). They will elect their representatives and determine who they want to form the government in the next five years, at the state as well as federal levels. The ballots they cast also represent their views on how the nation has been governed since the last general election [...]

What finally matters to Penangites?

The crowd outside the Han Chiang Indoor Stadium in Penang on March 1 who lapped up Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sterling performance as an orator. By Jacqueline Ann Surin [email protected] PENANG: “I am very confident the people of Penang will take the lead in toppling the Barisan Nasional (BN) government,” Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim declared [...]