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Elections in Malaysia

Malaysian opposition claims leaders blacklisted from state election

Malaysia’s opposition said Monday its top leaders have been blacklisted from a key state, decrying the move as illegal and aimed at stifling its message of ruling-coalition power abuse and election fraud.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 6:07pm

Chinese firms in Malaysia face calls for boycott

Malay NGOs are demanding boycotts of Chinese businesses following Malaysia's divisive election, to teach them "a lesson" for backing opposition candidates. More than 20 non-governmental organisations and the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) called upon the country's Malays, who make up 60 per cent of the population, to boycott Chinese firms, according to a message posted on PPIM's website.

25 May 2013 - 1:22am 3 comments

Amnesty urges Malaysia to end post-election crackdown

Global rights group Amnesty International urged Malaysia on Friday to end its “post-election crackdown” which has seen four critics arrested in the aftermath of the government’s worst electoral result.

25 May 2013 - 1:21am

Graft buster Paul Low joins Najib's cabinet

Well-respected Malaysian graft buster, Paul Low Seng Kwan, 67, has his work cut out for him. Low - the president of Transparency International Malaysia (TI), an NGO that monitors political and corporate corruption - was appointed to the cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Razak in a surprise move that was greeted with applause and scepticism.

18 May 2013 - 12:45am

Splits emerge within ranks of Anwar's party in Malaysia

Less than a week after Malaysia's opposition led by the charismatic Anwar Ibrahim posted its best election performance yet, dissent has broken out within his People's Justice Party (PKR), worrying his coalition partners.

11 May 2013 - 1:35am 2 comments

Anwar urges protest over 'worst electoral fraud' in Malaysia

Prime Minister Najib Razak was sworn in for a second term by Malaysia's king yesterday, as opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim called for a rally tomorrow to protest at a victory he said was achieved via the "worst electoral fraud in our history".

7 May 2013 - 2:46am

Anwar shows no sign of giving up despite defeat

Malaysia's charismatic opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim lost an election many saw as his best shot at becoming prime minister, but he is not going down without a fight. Political observers believe Anwar, 65, will not leave politics despite earlier statements he would step down if his three-party coalition failed to unseat the ruling National Front, which has been in power for 56 years.

7 May 2013 - 2:39am

Migrant workers warned to stay away from Malaysia election

Leaflets ordering migrant workers to stay away from polling stations when Malaysia holds its general election on Sunday have been distributed in an area of the capital where they hang out.

3 May 2013 - 1:17am

Washable ink raises new concerns about Malaysian vote's integrity

Malaysia's opposition and clean-polls activists yesterday said the integrity of weekend elections was in doubt after revelations that indelible ink meant to prevent fraud was easily washed off. Pressured by huge demonstrations for free and fair polls in recent years, the country's long-ruling government is introducing indelible ink in Sunday's vote, the first in history in which the opposition has a chance of winning.

2 May 2013 - 2:39am

Vote-buying rife on eve of poll despite crackdown

Allegations of vote-buying are flying across Taiwan in the final countdown to tomorrow's legislative election.

The number of alleged vote-buying cases has hit a record of more than 6,000 involving more than 10,000 people, according to the Justice Ministry, despite efforts to crack down on the illegal practice.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am