Category: 2006: 7

Thinking Allowed: Merdeka! Merdeka! 0

Thinking Allowed: Merdeka! Merdeka!

It’s Independence Day celebrations again for the 49th time. And if you’re a patriot, you should have put up the Malaysian flag outside your home, at your work place, on your car, etc. And...

Still silat bunga: Abdullah vs Mahathir 0

Still silat bunga: Abdullah vs Mahathir

In the traditional Malay art of self-defence there are two distinguishable forms. One is known as silat bunga (decorative movements) and the other is known as the silat pendekar (combative movements). Rustam Sani sees...

Merdeka! – But are we a nation yet? 0

Merdeka! – But are we a nation yet?

Rustam Sani asks rhetorically: Are we a nation yet? Communalism will remain as long as the ethnic groups ‘compete for the supremacy of percentages’ or quotas in our social life. Return to the days...

Stunning accusations 0

Stunning accusations

Resign or face a Tribunal, a stunned Tun Salleh Abas was told by then premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a private meeting on 27 May 1988.  Mahathir alleged, among other things, that Salleh, the...

Aliran Monthly 26: 7 editor’s note 0

Aliran Monthly 26: 7 editor’s note

Rustam Sani, in this month’s lead story asks rhetorically: Are we a nation yet? Communalism will remain as long as the ethnic groups ‘compete for the supremacy of percentages’ or quotas in our social...

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