March 11, 2008
CPPS POST ELECTIONS ANALYSIS DIALOGUE! COME!
|CPPS EVENT ANNOUCEMENT:
POST-ELECTIONS ANALYSIS OPEN DIALOGUE
Date: Saturday, 15 March 2008
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (lunch not provided)
Venue: Level 4 Multipurpose Hall (MPH), Sunway University College
The 12th General Elections 2008 campaigning period has seen an unprecedented movement of civil society organization participation, ranging from voter education to endorsement of political party candidates. 7.14 million out of 10.2 eligible Malaysian million voters voted last Saturday with the loose opposition gaining state-control over five states and BN, the ruling coalition losing its two-thirds majority in parliament. Rising prices, increasing crime rates, the rise in interethnic and inter-religious spates, and unaddressed corruption, all led to the widely held perception that the Government was simply not doing its job satisfactorily. This elections period also saw the rise of the internet and telecommunications in mobilizing fundraising for campaigning, dissemination of information, and shaping of opinions Indeed, there has been a major shift in Malaysia’s electoral trend, showing that ethnic-based affirmative action is irrelevant in today’s competitive and globalised society– a sure sign of a maturing democratic society.
Join our panel discussion this Saturday as we analyse and discuss the unexpected yet exciting outcome of the 12th General Elections and in particular what the implications are for the future of Malaysia’s political fabric, culture and framework.
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