Candidate Monitoring

About this Site

 

The Malaysian general election concluded on May 5, 2013, with victory for the Barisan Nasional (BN). It was their 13th consecutive victory, but their narrowest yet, for the first time losing the popular vote. The Malaysian people are asking for more, and more promises were made, but with a weak press and young civil society movement, there are few tools to measure the performance of legislators and hold them accountable to their pledges.

 

KUASA over 10 months, commencing from December 1, 2013, will monitor and track the performances of two state governments, Selangor (governed by federal opposition Pakatan Rakyat) and Perak (governed by Barisan Nasional), two swing states, in relations to their ability to uphold campaign promises as well generally serve their constituents.

 

The goal is to create policy and fact driven discussion of politics and politicians. The approach is to measure the performance of elected representatives against the oaths they have taken, as well as pledges they themselves made before the election. We will carefully collate pre-election data and compare them to post-election action, as well as directly test the parliamentarians ability to serve the people.

 

This data will be shared online through a website as well as on social media platforms. We will slowly open the system to greater community involvement, moving towards a sustainable community driven platform in the long run.