BN Supreme Council holds meeting to finalise decision on which coalition to support before 2pm deadline

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA— Barisan Nasional’s supreme council is holding a meeting with its 30 MPs today (22 Nov) at 11 am, to continue its discussion and finalize its decision on which coalition it would support to form the next federal government, a few hours before the deadline given by the Malaysia King. Following yesterday’s meeting with … Read more

As Malaysia faces a hung parliament, PH and PN each claims to have enough support to form next government

Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh said earlier today that no political party has been able to obtain a simple majority after they failed to win 50 per cent out of 219 parliamentary seats in Malaysia’s 15th General Election (GE15). As of 4 am today (20 Nov), Pakatan Harapan gained 76 seats, … Read more

Malaysia’s Anwar claims majority after vote, but rival does not concede

by M. Jegathesan and Martin Abbugao, with Syafique Shuib in Bera and Patrick Lee in Permatang Pauh KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Sunday his coalition had mustered enough seats to form the country’s next government after a hotly contested general election, potentially paving the way for him to become prime … Read more

97-yr-old Mahathir fails to defend seat in Langkawi, loses his election deposit

LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA — Dr Mahathir Mohamad failed to defend his seat in the Langkawi constituency at the 15th Malaysia General Election and lost by a huge margin to his competitors. The official tally from the Election Commission shows that the 97-year-old elder statesman — who is contesting under the newly formed Homeland Fighters’ Party, only managed … Read more

Malaysia GE15: PH gained 61 seats as of 2am; BN faces biggest defeat in coalition’s history

MALAYSIA — According to Malaysia Election Commission (EC) official website, as of 2 am Sunday, the country biggest opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) has already gained 61 seats in the 15th Malaysian General Election (GE15), while BN falls far behind with only 26 seats secured. The three major political coalitions,  Barisan National (BN), Perikatan National (PN) and … Read more

UMNO president’s seat at risk with voters affected by flood with “no mood” to vote

PERAK, MALAYSIA — Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, president of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) is facing uncertainty in defending his seat at the Bagan Datuk constituency in Perak, as voters affected by flood said that they have “no mood” to come out on polling day on Saturday (19 Nov) for Malaysia 15th General … Read more

Malaysia GE15 candidates slam requirement to apply permit for election walkabouts

MALAYSIA — Several candidates contesting in Malaysia General Election 15 (GE15) have called for Election Commission to repeal a rule that requires permits for election walkabouts during the 14 days campaign period, criticising that the rule only serves to burden all contesting parties. Liew Chin Tong, Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman for Johor, released a … Read more

Dr Mahathir says, “many people are busy campaigning” in response to empty seats at PEJUANG’s rally

SABAH, MALAYSIA — Viral videos and photos on social media showed an election rally attended by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister last Sunday, which appears to be attended by fewer than 200 people, leaving plenty of seats unfilled. 96-year-old Dr Mahathir currently leads a newly founded political coalition, Gerakan Tanah Air (GTA, … Read more

Malaysia GE15: Democratic Action Party’s campaign face acts of vandalism & “gangster politics” in Sarawak

As Malaysia inches closer to its polling day on 19 November, political parties contesting in the 15th Malaysian General Election (GE15) are ramping up efforts in their campaign, whether via seminars, social media outreach, press conferences or even propaganda billboards along the roadsides. But sometimes campaigning efforts by political parties could go overboard and overheated, … Read more