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Electoral Reforms Urgently Needed

8 May, 2013 Malaysia’s 13th General Elections on 5th May 2013 saw a record turnout of voters exercising their constitutional  right to choose the next Federal and State governments. Of the total 10.9 million votes cast, Barisan Nasional (BN) garnered 48.6% of the overall vote while the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition won 51.4%. For state seats, BN won 275 vs. 230 for PR. At the Federal level, this translated to 133 parliamentary seats for BN and

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Prime Minister Signs Transparency International Malaysia’s Election Integrity Pledge

20 February, 2013 Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) applauds Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak's decision today to sign Transparency International Malaysia's Election Integrity Pledge in view of the upcoming 13th General Election. The Pledge is a public declaration by the signatory to civil society of his commitment to observe the principles of integrity and accountability, uphold the rule of law, practice good

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EC says will not force TI-M to observe GE13

EC says will not force TI-M to observe GE13 KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — The Election Commission (EC) has accepted Transparency International Malaysia’s (TI-M) decision to reject its offer to be a polls observer, saying it will not force the group to take on the role. EC deputy chief Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar (picture) pointed out today that there were many other non-governmental organisations interested in the job, but added that the commission would

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Politicians Committing Against Corrupt Practices

30 April, 2012 In view of the upcoming General Elections, Datuk Paul Low, President of Transparency International Malaysia, urges Members of Parliament to sign the Election Integrity Pledge, a voluntary social contract to pledge their commitment against bribe taking and money politics during and after the electoral campaign. In the following interview, he discusses why the take-up has been slow since the launch of the pledge last month, as well as

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Saifuddin signs pledge, ready to declare assets

23 March, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah yesterday officially signed Transparency-International Malaysia's (TI-M) election pledge and said he was prepared to declare his assets if called upon. The Temerloh Member of Parliament (MP) was the first to agree to the pledge when it was introduced last week. "It will be tough and it won't be easy. But I believe it is doable. "It is possible to uphold good virtues,"

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Launch of Election Integrity Pledge for the 13th General Election

17 March, 2012 Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) today launches the Election Integrity Pledge for the coming 13th General Election. This is part of the overall effort undertaken by TI-M to safeguard the integrity of political office and democratic political processes by countering the abuse of entrusted political power and stemming the undue influence of money and private interests in politics. Corruption in political systems fundamentally

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