Bersih rep’s deportation indicates Taib’s fear of high voter turnout

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections 2.0 (Bersih 2.0) condemns in the strongest terms the deportation of Maria Chin Abdullah, the fourth Bersih...

Granting of citizenship and the electoral rolls

There seems to be a sudden move by the National Registration Department to register foreigners as citizens, notes Angeline Loh. Many complaints have arisen...

Free, fair and equal access to the media

The lopsidedness of the ownership and control of the mainstream media injures the democratisation process in Malaysia, observes Mustafa K Anuar. Introduction - Media,...

Make constituency development funds available to all elected reps

Stop the practice of allowing so-called ‘BN coordinators’ to have access to these funds, urges Francis Loh. In between elections, the BN’s elected representatives...

Enforce limits on election financing

The election expenses of all candidates and all political parties must be independently audited by certified auditors before submission to the SPR, writes Francis...

Reforming the Election Commission

To enhance democracy in Malaysia, there is an urgent need to enhance the autonomy and independence of the Election Commission, asserts Francis Loh. In...

Electoral reform: Towards fairness and a level playing field

Though elections have been largely free, there remains a major problem: they have not been conducted fairly or cleanly, writes Francis Loh. From the...

200000 dubious voters discovered

Bersih 2.0 strongly urges the Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak, to clean up the electoral roll of some 200000 dubious voters discovered by Mimos...

Hope for a free and fair 13th general election?

In December 2011, Aliran made submissions to the Parliamentary Select Committee on electoral reforms when it visited Penang as part of its nationwide road-show...

The elephant in the (news)room

Mustafa K Anuar writes that the mainstream press' disregard of the Bersih phenomenon was tantamount to their abandoning journalistic ethics and a commitment to...

Demand for democracy follows socio-economic transformation

The 9 July ‘Walk for Democracy’ may have buried the ghost of May 13 once and for all, observes Francis Loh. Many researchers of...

What if the PM had proclaimed ‘Democratising Malaysia’ a GTP or an NKRA?

Francis Loh looks back and wonders if tens of thousands of Malaysians would have marched in KL on 9 July 2011 had PM Najib...

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