Experts predict Malaysia election deadlock
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One Malay businessman told Asia Sentinel recently that he plans to vote as early as possible on election day, which hasn't yet been announced, and then get on an airplane immediately to get out of the country until he sees which way the wind blows …

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Queensland election: GST rate question leaves Annastacia Palaszczuk stumped
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Annastacia Palaszczuk has made an embarrassing stumble in her campaign as the Labor party prepares to release its costings, answering “pass” when asked what the rate of the goods and services tax is. The opposition leader was campaigning in …

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Malaysia election finally nears
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The long wait is nearly over, but did Najib delay too long? asks Asia Sentinel's John Berthelsen. With the Lunar New Year out of the way and after months – years, in fact – of speculation, it appears that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will …

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Local council election issue continues to spark debate
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“In a democratic system nothing is perfect, especially in a first-past-the-post system where not necessarily the one with the majority support wins.” The issue has also sparked a twitter debate between two leaders from opposing political camps today.

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Local council election acts as check and balance – Coalition of Good Governance
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Never before in Malaysia have we witnessed such strong evidence of the closeness of all the races. The racial threat by Hadi is untenable as the target of charity by the urbanites is towards the rural Malay heartland population which was most affected …

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Malaysian police ready two election plans
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a source told Asia Sentinel. “But the fact that they have these contingency plans in place would suggest that despite the confidence shown by Najib and UMNO leaders, it is going to be a very close race.” Other sources say that the mood inside the “war …

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Malaysia's Rancid Election
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One UMNO operative angrily told Asia Sentinel that both sides are equally to blame for the situation, with members of the largely Chinese Democratic Action Party insulting ethnic Malays as well, urinating on pictures of UMNO figures. Firebrands in UMNO …

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Malaysia's rancid election
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There are fears of violence, but observers think they're overblown – or hope they are, writes Asia Sentinel's John Berthelsen. Malaysia's May 5 national elections are taking place against the backdrop of the most rancid ethnic and political atmosphere …

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GE13: Social media and the Malaysian election
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GE13: Social media and the Malaysian election. By Asia Sentinel Apr 26, 2013 4:55PM UTC. Share: Share. The current campaign bypasses the biased mainstream, reports Asia Sentinel. Online media, already a major factor in Malaysia's 2008 general …

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Malaysia election analysis: It was always about the aftermath
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It is extremely difficult to find any real winners in the results which dripped out from Malaysia's Electoral Commission late Sunday night and early Monday morning – although, somewhat surprisingly, one could be Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who ran …

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Be inclusive to solve conflict over new election boundaries
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Commenting on the proposed changes, Sarawak-based political analyst Dr Mohd Faisal Syam Abdol Hazis told The Malaysian Insider that he was “dumbfounded” by the proposals, noting that “the redrawing and shifting of the electoral boundaries clearly …

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Australian PM Abbott: No change to goods and services tax before election
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Eamonn Sheridan worked with Bankers Trust Australia for 13 years as a Spot foreign exchange dealer, trading across all major currencies and all time zones. He rose to a Vice President position, running spot operations during the busy European time, …

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