“Ink Me”: A Representation of Transparency in Election Administration

Li, Lean and Mohd Don, Zuraidah (2010) “Ink Me”: A Representation of Transparency in Election Administration. In: Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Humanities, Historical and Social Sciences (CHHSS 2010), 26-28 February, 2010, Singapore. (Unpublished)


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The Malaysian Election Commission has to present itself as fair, transparent and competent in its preparations for elections. Malaysia recently went through its twelfth general election, and while the Election Commission was busy with its preparations, it also had to be seen to be neutral in its treatment to all Malaysians, including the contesting parties. This paper shows how the Election Commission was represented by the media in the days following the announcement of the general election. Besides that, the analysis is also focussed on the strategies used by the Election Commission to present themselves more credibly and transparent to all the relevant parties and voters concerned. The study uses the technique of critical discourse analysis to analyse a corpus of articles taken from The Star from 13 February to 7 March 2008.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Elections,Political campaigns, Voting
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Fazli Zainordin
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 08:13
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 06:15
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3179

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