Ravinder Singh recalls how the electoral system was manipulated to secure a two-thirds victory for the BN over the years and concludes that gerrymandering is cheating, and cheating is haram in Islam.
If we truly want to bring about this change, we have to be sensitive to the anxieties of the Malay community who still make up the majority of Malaysian families, says Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj
The people have spoken clearly through the ballot box. The big question is: can BN evolve to retain 47 per cent of the popular vote in the next round of battle, wonders Allen Lopez.
The sanctity of the Malaysian ballot has never before been put to such a high level of doubt, as voters’ political innocence was violated with impunity, says Stephen Tan Ban Cheng.
Malaysians came together after GE2008. We can only grow stronger as one after GE2013, says Sheila Santharamohana.
New Politics is the rage now among young first-time voters, who articulate their opposition for entrenched, race-based state policies via social media, says Adil Johan.
A volunteer gives us a quick run-down of the dos and don’ts at the polling centre.
P Ramakrishnan advises pensioners what they should do if they are worried that their votes won’t be secret.
A civil society coalition is demanding fair access to the mainstream media for all political parties and a Najib-Anwar debate so that voters can make an informed choice. Christopher Chong reports.
After 56 years, women have to make it better than it was. Their vote should go towards a government that places the rakyat first before their personal fortunes and agenda, asserts Sheila Santharamohana.