Malaysia elections

Malaysia’s mystery man Najib Razak earns a mandate

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. Photo: EPA

Prime Minister Najib Razak stands on firmer ground after gaining his first mandate in weekend elections after years of walking a tightrope between voters demanding change and resistant hardliners.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

'Record voter turnout' in Malaysia as polls close

Malaysian voters wait in a line to cast their ballots in Pekan, Pahang state, Malaysia. Photo: AP

The first results are expected within hours. The Election Commission estimated about 80 per cent of 13 million voters – or more than 10 million people – turned out, which it called a record high.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

Lew Mon-hung

Lew Mon-hung reports back to ICAC

20 Apr 2013 - 3:23am

Malaysian star Michelle Yeoh at centre of political storm

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh was branded traitor and government stooge. Photo: AFP

Malaysian film star Michelle Yeoh has been heavily criticised following a report that she will attend a function in support of the country’s ruling coalition as a divisive election looms.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Democratic test in Malaysia vote

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. Photo: Xinhua

By all accounts, Malaysia's upcoming state and federal elections will be the most closely contested yet. Prime Minister Najib Razak waited as long as he could to call them, keeping the nation on edge to the point that business deals and investments had been put off.

9 Apr 2013 - 3:36am