The new look Pas has given many Malaysians reason to hope that a more inclusive brand of politics is possible. This is a piece I wrote for Asia Times: Once viewed as a promoter of fundamentalist Islam in politics,...
Meet Haris Onn, the brother of Hishammuddin Hussein. Hishammuddin is reported as saying, "I tell you the truth, I don’t know what my brother is doing," in response to a report that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald. So I thought...
The results of the Pas party elections are expected to be officially announced at around 10.00am. The results: President - Abdul Hadi Awang (unopposed) Deputy president: Mohamad Sabu - 420 votes Unsuccessful: Tuan Ibrahim 399 and Nasha 224; total votes cast: 1045 Vice-president:...
Aliran secretary Prof Francis Loh will be speaking tomorrow, Saturday, 21 May from 11.00am - 2.00pm at The Annexe Gallery, Central Market Annex, KL. The University of Nottingham's Centre for the Study of Communications and Culture has been...
A couple of news items about developments that could have a major impact on the electoral process went by largely unnoticed. First, believe it or not, postal votes have been abolished. The Election Commission (EC) has announced that it...