Legal action has been initiated on behalf of the democratic process to return to the people their right to choose their local leaders, writes P Ramakrishnan.
Ratepayers who contribute such a huge sum to the coffers of the council have a right to hold councillors accountable for their performance, says P Ramakrishnan.
Former Aliran president P Ramakrishnan is joining the Penang state government in a suit against the federal government and the Election Commission to compel them to restore local council elections in Penang, writes Lim Guan Eng.
Even if one cannot do a lot against election fraud, there are still a lot of ways to oblige the government to adopt clear and impartial electoral rules, writes Constant C.
Instead of debating their policies and ideas to overcome the predicament faced by the people, BN leaders are resorting to bribing voters in order to stay in power, laments P Ramakrishnan.
Let us not become victims of scaremongering tactics employed by irresponsible politicians but instead bravely become agents of change so that Malaysian democracy may triumph, writes Henry Loh.
Selepas kita tawan Putrajaya dan menubuhkan kerajaan baru, kita, rakyat biasa, harus meneruskan penglibatan kami dalam proses politik dan pentadbiran sebab kuasa mutlak boleh merosakkan pemimpin kita, kata Jeyakumar Devaraj.
The BN-led government is dishing out cash and other handouts in a desperate attempt to win votes. But Rakyat Jelata warns the rakyat not to be swayed by janji kosong.
The cat is out of the bag – at last! Tun Mahathir and all his cohorts from his era cannot plead ignorance or amnesia. It is out in the open how they cheated and stole elections to remain in power.
Even an objective issue such as the integrity of electoral votes has been turned into an ethno-centric issue that serves vested political interests, laments Ronald Benjamin.