With Pakatan coming to power in a few states, many youths have become interested in politics. This gives Francis Loh hope that the youth will be able to usher in a New Politics.
The electorate has become more politically aware of their democratic rights — to choose political parties that can best fight for their interests, says Arnold Puyok.
New faces among the Pakatan ranks in Parliament have exposed a string of spending irregularities, reports Steven Sim.
The Umno/BN side, despite the stupendous expense of its campaign and all its related activities, failed to present any clear argument why it deserved to be re-elected, writes Clive Kessler.
Adopting the mental shortcut that BN is always wrong and Pakatan is always right falls short of open-minded criticism, says Douglas Teoh.
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
Losing the popular vote of the rakyat is just one of the many challenges that Najib must face, says Stephen Tan Ban Cheng.
A mammoth crowd of Penangites gathered in Padang Kota Lama, George Town on 3 May 2013. Our roving photographer was at the scene.
Subramaniam Pillay rebuts the scare-mongering of impending doom put forward in the mainstream media and argues that Pakatan could actually lift the economy.
One way to help effect change in the coming general election is for people to join and participate in civil society movements, says Toh Kin Woon.