Category Archives: 13th General Election

‘People kept poor to ensure support can be bought’

By Koh Jun Lin The incentive for politicians to keep people poor so that their political support can be bought will persist if problems related to political campaign financing are not resolved, said academician Bridget Welsh. “I think we are … Continue reading

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Terengganu rep dies, first by-election expected

Kuala Besut assemblyperson Dr A Rahman Mokhtar passed away yesterday at the Critical Care Unit (CCU) of Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah in Kuala Terengganu. A Rahman, from Umno, is also state Terengganu exco member for Health, Family and Community development. … Continue reading

Posted in 13th General Election, Obituary, UMNO

Problem with polls petitions is not law, but judges

By Kim Quek COMMENT Ever since Pakatan Rakyat declared its intention to challenge the results of the 13th General Election (GE 13)- by far the dirtiest in history – there has been a deluge of pessimism by lawyers over the … Continue reading

Posted in 13th General Election, Court case, Election Commission

Unhappy BN MPs meet over spoils of GE13 victory

By Jahabar Sadiq File photo of BN flags put up during the recent general election. Several BN MPs are unhappy that they have not been rewarded for their victory in the polls. KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — Several disgruntled Barisan … Continue reading

Posted in 13th General Election, Barisan Nasional

Pakatan to file 35 election petitions from today

By Hazlan Zakaria Opposition pact Pakatan Rakyat will start the filing of 35 election petitions against alleged offences and irregularities in the May 5 general election, from today until the deadline for filing, which is Thursday. “This will involve an … Continue reading

Posted in 13th General Election, Court case, Pakatan Rakyat

PKR: Zahid spent over RM200k while campaigning

By Hazlan Zakaria Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi violated the Election Offences Act 1954 by spending more than the ceiling sum of RM200,000 in his campaigning during the 13th general election, PKR has alleged. “There is a video circulating (on … Continue reading

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Boycott Parliament swearing-in, urge NGOs

By Hazlan Zakaria A coalition of NGOs protesting alleged massive electoral fraud and irregularities in the 13th general election has called on Pakatan elected representatives to boycott the swearing in of Parliament scheduled for late June. “This week, we will … Continue reading

Posted in 13th General Election, NGO's