“IF you listen to their problems, you’ll run away,” said MIC vice-president Datuk Jaspal Singh as he marched to visit poverty-stricken Indians living in Kampung Rusa about 11km from Sungai Petani town. Jaspal is going on the ground so that MIC could win back Bukit Selambau, one of the two state seats in the Merbok parliamentary seat. He was on an evening walkabout to check on the needs of the villagers.
THE year was 1990. The Opposition coalition led by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah was seemingly cruising to a victory over Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Barisan Nasional in the general election. Two years earlier, Umno saw a split after Razaleigh had almost defeated Dr Mahathir for the president’s post. Razaleigh then formed Semangat 46, which mostly consisted of Umno politicians from Team B, which was against Dr Mahathir.
IT was two weddings and a funeral for Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid in his Padang Terap parliamentary constituency. His original schedule was to attend a wedding reception at Kampung Keda Semeliang at 12.30pm on a Saturday last month. But in the morning at his Alor Setar home, he received news that a 68-year-old constituent had died. At noon, the politician paid his last respects to the rubber tapper.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".