In October, 2014, the Election Commission had made public statements to the effect that it was then collating information with a view to commence a nationwide redelineation exercise. EC also had announced then that once the notice of the proposed redelineation had been gazetted, the public could inspect the proposed redelineation at certain selected places […]
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Malaysiakini reports today that Bersih may be taking the EC to court over the wholesale malapportionment that they propose to shove down our throats through the impending redelineation exercise. Over the last 48 hours, I have heard of other possible court actions being considered by political parties and other interest groups Malaysiakini also reports today that […]
The first part of this post is written for the benefit of those who may have little or no understanding of the importance of the notion of equal value of votes and the two practices by election authorities that undermine that notion : gerrymandering and malapportionment. On 26th May, 2013, Canberra Times, reporting on the outcome […]
“Veteran journalist A Kadir Jasin today confirmed that the new political party to be registered by former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin would be a Malay/bumiputera-based party. “The party aims to continue as well as renew the fight of the Malays and bumiputera in the era of globalisation, reformation, transparency and openness,” he said in […]
MSN news reported on 20/72016 that, according to Mukhriz, Mahathir’s new party “will not be radically different from Umno in terms of principles”. – http://www.msn.com/en-my/news/national/mukhriz-new-party-will-be-similar-to-umno-in-principle/ar-BBuyNRo “Via this new party, we want to show that we can champion the people’s cause”, Mukhriz is reported to have said. Champion the people’s cause? Really? A week later, as reported […]
I spent the better part of yesterday reading for the second time the Complaint filed by the US Justice Dept. Its been well analysed and dissected by Malaysiakini. For those of you who are not subscribed to Malaysiakini, I think its time you spent some money to support their news reporting. Malaysian Official 1 is […]