Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he will challenge the result of Malaysia’s election, which was won by the ruling National Front early Monday, although analysts says it is unlikely to affect the outcome. The Barisan Nasional (BN, National Front) won 133 parliamentary seats out of the 222 being contested, while the Opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR, People’s...
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 since 1969, when race riots shook the nation and led to the deaths of hundreds of...
But history shows Malaysian polls are almost impossible to call, reports Asia Sentinel Malaysia’s national elections, tentatively to be held sometime in late March or early April, are shaping up as a free-for-all that could end with neither the government’s Barisan Nasional nor the Pakatan Rakyat opposition winning enough votes to take power, resulting in...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court has quashed a government ban on a coalition of civic groups that organized huge political protests. The verdict could energize efforts by activists to demand more transparency in national elections that must be held by mid-2013. The Home Ministry last year outlawed the coalition called “Bersih,” or...
In ancient Rome, gladiator arenas are of huge successes among its citizens because of its entertainment value. Never mind if people were watching lions tearing men’s flesh apart, or if prisoners of war were made to kill each other. These arenas, built in grandiosity, were designed to entertain, both royalty and the common. Historians have...
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