Who are the so-called 1Malaysia Penang Welfare Club and 1Malaysia Brothers Club organising free concerts, dinners and lucky draws in Penang, wonders Francis Loh.
Bersih For Elections argues for a clean and fair election campaign instead of one based on petty money politics.
Umno is like a drowning man clutching at a floating straw to save his life, says Hishamuddin Yahaya.
A video produced by mediarakyat in four languages has been posted online urging Malaysians to vote for real change in the coming general election.
He may have spent a miserly 3 lakh on his electoral campaign but Fr Bismarque Dias collected close to 2000 votes. He didn’t have any office, made no inducements, yet left several politicians hanging their heads in shame. Marcus Mergulhao has the story.
The current eight-day campaign period for general elections is too short and the playing field is far from level when opposition parties are denied fair access to the print and electronic media, points out Andrew Aeria.
History taught in schools should be a people’s history that gives adequate recognition to a broad spectrum of social movements and which is people-centred, not elite-focused, says Andrew Aeria.
We are witnessing the worst human behavior employed and deployed in the pursuit of political power in the Sarawak election campaign, observes P Ramakrishnan. And to think that our national leaders are involved in this despicable conduct is really nauseating.
Sexual crime is often viewed as a women’s issue. But the reality is that it affects everyone, men, women and children, directly or indirectly. Prema Devaraj urges all of us to become advocates for child protection.
The Election Commission and MACC should take action against Najib Razak for his blatant attempt at vote-buying on the Sibu by-election eve. The position is compounded by the seriousness of the offence committed by no country bumpkin, but a prime minister, observes Karpal Singh.