The Malaysian people are already the winners – even if electoral victory for their preferred political party is usurped through a flawed electoral system or fraud, says M M Pereira.
According to the EC, BN won a simple majority of seats in Parliament despite numerous allegations of electoral fraud.
BN has ruled since independence – so they have experience and yes, they have something for us to evaluate, says Charles Hector.
Change is more than winning majorities and claiming political office. The harder part is bring about a lasting, progressive alternative that prioritises the needs of people while resisting the blackmail demands of neoliberal forces, says John Hilley.
Xavier Jayakumar condemns the torching of his daughter’s car last night – an act of desperation.
Whatever great things arise in the end, justice will not be served because the fixation with race has a way of intervening that corrupts everything including goals and institutions, says K Haridas.
A public forum ‘GE13: The burning issues – Vote for democracy’ will be held in Ipoh on Sunday, 28 April.
Like parents so caught up in chasing wealth, our rulers have abandoned us, and left little reason for true patriotism, says Elza Irdalynna.
The Barisan/ROS decision of 17 April had an unintended consequence: it gave an opportunity to the three parties in Pakatan: Pas, the PKR and the DAP to become a closer union, writes Tommy Thomas.
The BN’s reign has seen a deterioration in inter-ethnic relations. Malaysian democracy needs to be upheld by a two-party system with a strong Opposition, says K Haridas.