Category Archives: International News

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) welcomes foreign observers

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) said on Thursday it has invited international representatives and organisations to observe the July 3 general election. Election Commissioner Prapan Naikowit disclosed the information as he and EC Secretary-General Suthipol Thaweechaikarn opened a seminar on the … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s Najib Calls for Electoral Reform

Or is it a ploy to buy time? Apparently bending to widespread criticism of a government crackdown of a July 9 march demanding electoral reform, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said Tuesday that a parliamentary select committee is to be … Continue reading

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A Reluctant Symbol for Electoral Reform in Malaysia

By LIZ GOOCH Published: August 8, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR — Her photograph has been burned by ethnic Malay nationalists, there have been calls to revoke her Malaysian citizenship and she has been threatened, via text message, with death. The movement she … Continue reading

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Election Fraud & Corruption : The rise and fall of Hosni Mubarak

Published on 3 Aug 2011 by Euronews After a street vendor in Tunisia set himself on fire in December, the immovable President Ben Ali was ousted in January. So began the Arab Spring. This wind of change transformed into a cyclone of revolt, … Continue reading

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Project M: False ICs for foreigners in Sabah

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/52638 Project M: False ICs for foreigners in Sabah Jun 16, 06 6:49pm It’s an open secret – the number of foreigners in Sabah far exceeded the locals in a span of a few short years. How did it happened? … Continue reading

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Polls fraud again: PR holder registered as voter

Polls fraud again: PR holder registered as voter Malaysiakini – 18 hours ago Despite repeated guarantee by the Election Commission (EC) that no foreigner is allowed to be registered as a voter, the verification system of the National Registration Department (NRD) and … Continue reading

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Amid Political Struggles in Malaysia, Anwar Calls on SBY to Protect Reforms

Nivell Rayda | August 01, 2011 Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has called on Indonesia to safeguard the achievements of the reformasi movement. He also noted Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s silence on the Malaysian government crackdown on the July 9 … Continue reading

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‘Agent provocateur’ at rally denies any wrongdoing

Jul 31, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR – THE man who police believe acted as the late Baharuddin Ahmad in a widely-circulated online video has denied any wrongdoing. Shuhardi Md Isa, 48, said he was at Jalan Pudu while Baharuddin was at … Continue reading

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South Africa : Independent Electoral Commission use indelible ink

What is the voting procedure? Voters queue outside their voting station entrance, and their names are checked against the Voters’ Roll as they enter the station. To prevent cheating, a voter’s thumb is examined under an ultra-violet scanner for traces … Continue reading

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Domestic Monitoring and Election Integrity : A Case Study of the 1999 National Election in Indonesia

by Tim Meisburger, Election Advisor, The Asia Foundation The Role of Domestic Observers in Ensuring the Integrity of the Process The over 600,000 organized domestic observers who monitored and reported on the election undoubtedly contributed to deterring fraud and other forms of electoral abuse throughout … Continue reading

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