The ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition has officially obtained the simple majority in parliament. However, the more important question would be; Is there much for BN to celebrate in this year’s election?
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If you’re Malaysian and of voting age, chances are you’d be bombarded for the past two weeks or so with advertisements, banners, buntings, speeches and probably even by visits from politicians that you haven’t seen for the past five years.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave in the middle of nowhere, you’d surely know that this is a typical prelude to an upcoming election. Are you ready to play your role in this process?
I did an overview of the web server platforms used by Malaysian political parties a few days back. I then decided to go further and examine the actual contents of the linked sites, hoping to somehow link to the fact that we’re going to have a general election very soon.
I can conclude that Malaysian political parties are absolutely clueless on harnessing the power of the Internet to their advantage in the upcoming elections. Continue reading to find out the abysmal failures of our political parties in using web technology to garner support from Malaysian netizens.
Since the general election is looming soon, I figured it would be fun to take a few minutes to check out the web sites of Malaysian political parties, and what platform they’re running on.
Less than 24 hours after denying that parliament will be dissolved today, he did exactly just that just a few minutes from the time of this post. However, this is no surprise since there was a lot of speculation that today would be the day anyway. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi added that the official date for polling day would be announced tomorrow.
I don’t really care when the election date would be. The only thing that’s on my mind is that I have to perform my duty as a Malaysian and go out to vote on that day. Are you a registered voter?
UPDATE: Polling day is 8 March 2008.