The normally compliant mainstream media dropped all pretence of trying to be socially responsible newspapers in the run-up to the general election, observes Mustafa K Anuar.
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Patronage politics and campaign propaganda lose their hold on urban voters in Sibu, reports Ngu Ik Tien.
Does the Pakatan have the long-term vision to be able to strike the correct balance? Can it control the politicians who “shoot from the hip”, wonders Jeyakumar Devaraj
Unless race-based politics is substituted with real justice, fairness and equity, the only thing left of the BN would be Umno, says K Haridas
Was there an agreement before the general election? Did Chinese Malaysians actually promise the BN their votes ahead of time, asks P Ramakrishnan.
The people have spoken clearly through the ballot box. The big question is: can BN evolve to retain 47 per cent of the popular vote in the next round of battle, wonders Allen Lopez.
Continuing our expose, we present compelling photographic evidence that the post-polls payouts in Penang were linked to state seats which the BN had won.
Melayu memang mudah lupa? Election results show that the bold trend among young Malay voters demonstrates a break from the neo-feudal mindset of hutang budi that once gripped the Malay community, says Azmil Tayeb.
The sanctity of the Malaysian ballot has never before been put to such a high level of doubt, as voters’ political innocence was violated with impunity, says Stephen Tan Ban Cheng.
We should not just look at GE13′s formal outcome but view it as a continuing process of democratisation, says Johan Saravanamuttu.