Today, J B Jeyaretnam is laid to rest after a long struggle for democracy and human rights in Singapore. Looking back, we can now see what an inspirational life he led, his principles and idealism shining forth like a...
School heads in Penang have been instructed or "advised" not to invite State Government leaders and other elected representatives in Penang as VIPs and guests-of-honour. The message was conveyed during a briefing last Wednesday by a senior official from...
Live updates and public reaction via twitter on the Singapore election results. Voting closed at 8.00pm and results are due from 9.30pm. Singapore election results new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: 'search', search: '#SGelections OR from:cnalatest OR from:ge2011 OR...
Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has claimed that the country's recent presidential election was "fraudulent and stolen". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-E6XM4eLnQ A ruling party spokesman conceded there were problems with voter registrations and the electoral roll, but that was not sufficient to...
Just watching the 50th Merdeka celebrations on TV and I can't help but notice how top BN politicians are dominating the proceedings. The 8tv talk show hosts are singing the praises of the PM. Samy and Ong Ka Ting are...
The Election Commission's decision not to use indelible ink just does not sound right.  If they have nothing to hide, then there should be no hesitation in using such ink. It certainly doesn't look good for the EC and...
Easter morning in Penang: A new beginning Easter is the greatest festival in the Christian calendar - more important than Christmas. Christians believe that was the day Jesus triumphed over Death and appeared to his followers. As theologian Marcus Borg notes,...
Farish Noor in Singapore shares with us his thoughts on a landmark general election. "Looking as the campaign as whole it can be said that the opposition parties have managed to build a wider support network than before. "Though...
While the floods in the East Coast have claimed lives, more bodies have been found in Penang, this time in Machang Bubok and Bayan Lepas. Steven Sim raises some pertinent questions: Krisis pembunuhan warga migran di Pulau Pinang masih belum...
Singapore holds a much-watched by-election tomorrow for the Hougang seat, a Workers Party stronghold. In the 2011 general election, the Workers' Party polled 64.8 per cent of the votes to win by a 6787-vote majority. And the contrasting turnouts...

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