The Star: February 14, 2008 THE Election Commission (EC) was formed on Sept 4, 1957, under Article 114 of the Federal Constitution, which empowers it to conduct elections for the Dewan Rakyat and state legislative bodies.
Keeper of the polls
The Star: February 14, 2008 Malaysia conducts a general election once every four or five years, and the people will again be voting in a new government in a few weeks. Let’s take a look at what the ballot box is all about.
By BERNAMA14 February, 2008 The 13-day campaign period for the general election is adequate for all the political parties contesting in the polls, Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said today.
Analysis by Baradan Kuppusamy Source: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=41175 KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (IPS) – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi had parliament dissolved Wednesday, paving the way for snap elections that political analysts say will see the opposition gain ground thanks to voter discontent over rising prices, crime and ethnic tension.
This just in from Bernama… Election Commission today fixed Feb 24 as the nomination day with polling day on Mac 8, EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman announced in Putrajaya today.
The Star Thursday February 14, 2008 With elections just round the corner, you are bound to hear lots of interesting comments. If you find the jargon a little hard to understand, the glossary provided below should come in useful.
Malaysiakini Feb 14, 08 10:06am The Election Commission will be announcing the nomination date and the polling date for the nation’s 12th general election today.
The Associated Press Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Source: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/02/13/asia/AS-GEN-Malaysia-Elections-Facts-and-Figures.php
(Reuters) Feb 13, 2008 Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has received consent from the country’s king to dissolve parliament and call for fresh elections, a source close to the prime minister said on Wednesday.
NST By Hamidah Atan and Farrah Naz Karim 14 February, 2008 PUTRAJAYA: Parliament was dissolved yesterday, clearing the way for the country’s much-anticipated 12th general election. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi ended weeks of intense speculation when he made the announcement at his office shortly after noon.