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Electoral Fraud

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".

Tuesday, 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

City Digest, October 13, 2012

Three jailed for electoral fraud

13 Oct 2012 - 3:17am

Voting loopholes to stay amid opposition to change

The government will not tighten voter registration rules, despite widespread claims of fraud in the district council elections in November.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rethink likely on voter penalty

The government may reconsider penalising voters who fail to update their address on the electoral roll following strong public opposition to the idea, a top official disclosed yesterday.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Consultation must tick the right boxes

A consultation is finally under way on how to plug loopholes in our decades-old voter registration system. This follows the revelation of a series of abuses in November's district council polls. The review is crucial to the integrity of elections in Hong Kong.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

'Holes in plan' to plug voting gaps

The government's proposed measures to plug loopholes in the voters' registration system could generate more problems than answers, legislators said yesterday.

At a Legislative Council panel meeting yesterday, lawmakers said the proposed new requirement for voters to show proof of their home address could discourage people from registering to vote.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Voters who fail to report move face penalties

Voters who fail to update their addresses with the election office within three months of moving house may be penalised, the constitutional affairs chief said yesterday.

The existing law does not make it an offence if a voter neglects to tell the Registration and Electoral Office of an address change.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Development Bureau not up to the job

John Bowden, chairman of Save our Shorelines, is spot on ('Government Hill project destructive', November 27) and Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has the best presentation skills in the administration.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Voter listed Four Seasons hotel as a home

Almost 100 voters in Central registered offices and hotels, including the luxury Four Seasons, as their homes.

Other complaints aired yesterday included one by a candidate who lost by 24 votes and later found that more than 100 voters registered their addresses in six buildings that were being demolished,

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am