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.
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.