KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities detained three anti-government figures, charged a student activist with sedition and seized hundreds of opposition newspapers Thursday, raising political tensions after recent national elections triggered claims of fraud. Opposition activists have staged numerous peaceful demonstrations since the May 5 general elections, which the National Front coalition won with...
A win for the opposition is nearly impossible, reports Asia Sentinel’s Philip Bowring As the smoke clears after the Malaysian election battle it has become clear that under the current electoral system defeat of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) was never quite on the cards, even without the electoral roll and election day cheating and...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s leader named a new Cabinet on Wednesday in an effort to restore confidence in a long-ruling coalition that won national elections last week with a smaller majority. Prime Minister Najib Razak chose a mix of experienced officials and fresher faces meant to reinvigorate an administration accused of losing touch...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It was hardly the look of the victorious. Wearing a bright blue shirt and a grim expression, Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared before the media on Monday to somberly acknowledge that his coalition had won general elections for the 13th time in a row. He had reason to be cheerless....
By Murray Hunter 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 ahead of his party and who managed to preserve majorities in Negeri...
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