MALAYSIA ELECTIONS

  • Malaysians vote in record numbers, ruling party ahead May 5, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional took an early lead in Sundays's in the knifeedge election that saw a record 80 per cent polling, with one of the world's longestserving governments that has been in power for almost six decades, winning 37 of the 49 seats declared so far. Malaysians waited...
  • Malaysia to hold General Elections on May 5 April 11, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will hold General Elections on May 5, an electoral official said on Wednesday, in what could be the toughest test of the ruling coalition's 56year hold on power in the country. The Election Commission (EC) announced that General Elections will be held on May 5 while nomination...
  • Ethnic Indian Samy Vellu loses in Malaysia elections March 9, 2008

    New Delhi: In Malaysia, the Abdullah Badawiled ruling coalition has made its worst electoral showing in decades. Though the ruling coalition got simple majority in the 222seat parliament, it lost 5 of the 13 states to the Opposition. As compared to 19 seats in the outgoing Parliament, the Opposition has...
  • Watch: Malaysia votes, ethnic Indians protest March 8, 2008

    Voting has begun across 8,000 polling stations in Malaysia's general election. The ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, which has ruled the country since independence from Britain in 1957, is expected to return. But ethnic Indian voters are expected to register a strong protest over policies that have helped the majority Malays...