Elections

Malaysia GE13 coverage

There is wide coverage on Malaysia's most anticipated general elections.

Reducing Malaysia’s debt burden

What is more worrying than government debt is household debt, and there appears to be no easy answers to this conundrum.

Who can meet the expectations of the majority?

Many Malaysians are willing to move beyond the politics of fear into a brave new world, but will they be looked after?

Greater media freedom, really?

The Malaysian electoral authoritarian regime has hardened in its attitude and actions toward media freedom in various “waves” since reformasi.

GE13 commentary – Timothy Daniels

One hopes that many of the important ideals expressed will be able to take shape under such a secular-Islamic or Islamic-secular state.

Sabahans’ (new) dilemma

The upcoming election will force Sabahans to choose between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Malaysian Indians and democratisation

Putting a human face to the Malaysian Indians who are struggling for their democratic rights.

GE13 Malaysia – Dahlia Martin

I hope we will see more women at the helm. It's long overdue, and a vital part of any development.

GE13 Malaysia – Tricia Yeoh

Barisan Nasional’s greatest strength would be its numbers of years as a coalition government, its ability to govern together with all parties.

GE13 Malaysia – Sonia Randhawa

Unless resilience to climate change is factored into political calculations, standards of living in Malaysia are likely to face increasing pressure in the medium- to long-term.

GE13 Malaysia – Lee Hwok Aun

The most important issue that the new government must address is to make Malaysia more inclusive and dynamic.

Malaysia at (yet another) crossroads

While Malaysia has achieved admirable economic success under its dominant coalition government, this has come at the expense of human rights and the free press. Now, the opposition is offering greater transparency.

GE13 Malaysia – Garry Rodan

The most important issue that the new government must address depends on who forms government and by what margin.

GE13 Malaysia – Patau Rubis

Malaysia must go back to the dreams and aspiration of the Father of Malaysia.

GE13 Malaysia – Ronnie Klassen

Malaysia has been and will always be a multiracial country, and nothing will change that fact.

GE13 Malaysia – Arnold Puyok

The most pertinent issues in Malaysia are the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the administrative system.

GE13 Malaysia – Wolfgang Sachsenröder

I’m afraid that BN won’t change much, and PR may change too much for the taste of BN followers and cronies.

GE13 Malaysia – Joshua Woo

The most important issue that the new government must address is rebuilding public trust in the government.

Ge13 Malaysia – Lim Weng Marc

I hope for a united government that walks the talk and puts its people first.

GE13 Malaysia – Ong Kian Ming

I hope that we can move towards being a normal democracy where one party or coalition can be thrown out of power by the electorate if it does not perform adequately.

GE13 Malaysia – Saifuddin Abdullah

The new government must ensure a parliament that is more consultative and bi-partisan, honouring the “real manifesto” that is coming from the ballot box.

Is Malaysia’s electoral system ready for GE13

There is much room for improvement in Malaysia's electoral system.

GE13 Malaysia – Damien Kingsbury

The most important issue for the new government to address is how to transition Malaysia from a soft authoritarian state to a liberal democracy,

GE13 Malaysia – Dina Zaman

Our middle class mentality is not helping our country. Everyone is a stakeholder and must act as such.