We need to lobby for all important decisions and minutes of meetings to be made available on both the Penang councils’ websites and for the actual council meetings to be opened to the public, says Lim Kah Cheng.
The US has been going in the wrong direction for years by classifying millions of documents as secrets. In countering that, Wikileaks has the potential to make transparency and accountability more robust in the US, writes Bill Quigley.
It is by thinking up more creative means of engagement, rather than counting more reasons for resignation, that we subvert the sources of our frustration and scepticism; and begin to turn things around, writes Aya Fabros in an observer despatch.
Four civil society groups have spoken up in support of National Union of Journalists (NUJ) president Hata Wahari, who is facing a domestic inquiry by his employer, “Utusan Malaysia,” for being critical of political interference in the newspaper.
Suaram and GMI have expressed their deepest disappointment on the government’s revelation on the amendments to the Internal Security Act.
Penangites turned out enthusiastically to support a civil society initiative towards local democracy, reports Tan Seng Hai.
Stop the ‘flood’ of corporate seeds in the agricultural reconstruction of Pakistan, urge activists from three international groups.
In a creative initiative to push for the restoration of local council elections, Penang civil society groups under the Penang Forum held a public election to select their nominees to serve in the MPPP and MPSP for 2011. Tan Seng Hai reports on the historic poll.
Miti sepatutnya berwaspada dengan rundingan EU-Malaysia FTA. Janganlah terburu-buru menandatangani perjanjian dengan EU kerana dalam FTA, pihak korporat boleh membawa kita ke mahkamah, ujar Jeyakumar Devaraj.
Isn’t it a pity that S P Seenivasagam should go down in history as such a greatly misunderstood politician after having given his all for Ipoh? Andrew Lin recalls the life and times of the other half of the legendary Seenivasagam brothers.