Malaysia's opposition vowed Wednesday to go ahead with a protest rally against weekend elections that it says were tainted by massive fraud, despite police declaring the gathering illegal.1 Comment
Malaysia's Chinese minority has for decades gone about its business and left leadership to a Malay-dominated regime, but in weekend polls they deserted it in what the premier called a “Chinese tsunami.”4 Comments
Anwar Ibrahim vowed Tuesday his Malaysian opposition would soon present evidence of government cheating in bitterly fought weekend elections as he called for a “fierce” campaign for electoral reform.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak began a second term Monday after the coalition which has ruled for 56 years held on to power in elections branded as fraudulent by a bitter opposition.
Malaysia's ruling coalition took an early lead in results for national elections Sunday after a record number of voters cast ballots, with some choosing to extend the coalition's 56-year rule and others pressing for an unprecedented victory by an opposition that pledges cleaner government.
Malaysian politicians made a final campaign push as an independent survey showed Prime Minister Najib Razak's long-ruling coalition running neck and neck with the opposition alliance ahead of Sunday's general election.
Ahead of Malayasia's elections on Sunday, independent online media say they are being targeted in Internet attacks which filter content and throttle access to websites, threatening to deprive voters of their main source of independent reporting.
Boasting a fast-growing economy and riding a US$2.6 billion deluge of government handouts to poorer voters, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak would seem to have the recipe for electoral success on Sunday.
Malaysia's opposition on Thursday accused the government of transporting tens of thousands of “imported voters” to sway weekend elections, a charge vehemently rejected by the ruling coalition.
Malaysia's opposition and clean-poll activists said Wednesday the integrity of weekend elections was in doubt after revelations that indelible ink meant to prevent fraud was easily washed off.