Category: 2006:10

A clash of interests 0

A clash of interests

Malaysians can learn a lot from what's happening in India. For one thing, religions do not clash; it is vested interests that do.  In fact, the ruling classes often use caste and communal issues...

Survival at stake 0

Survival at stake

Mary Magdalen reminds us of the plight of our Orang Asal. She proposes that we move quickly to develop a special curriculum to cater to their special education needs.

Lost on the way to 2020 0

Lost on the way to 2020

Khoo Boo Teik comments on how Umno got lost on the way to 2020.  If the goal is 100 per cent national unity, the Umno of 2006 has taken us 30 per cent forward,...

Troubling times 0

Troubling times

The silent majority must wake up and take a stand against opportunistic politicians who are using race and religion to stir the cauldron, says P Ramakrishnan.

The Freedom Film Fest 2006 0

The Freedom Film Fest 2006

The Freedom Film Fest, held for the first time in Penang, brought a breath of fresh air into the humdrum of everyday living on the island. Aliran Monthly writers watched some of the movies...

Why was PNB in the dark? 0

Why was PNB in the dark?

The impending merger of several major plantation firms raises a host of corporate governance issues, says Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Pity the poor keris 0

Pity the poor keris

Farish A Noor looks at how the keris, a universal symbol, has been transformed into a tool of racial politics.

Kampong demolition opens villagers 0

Kampong demolition opens villagers

The kris-kissing, self-proclaimed champions of the Malay race were not there to protect the homes of the villagers when the bulldozers rumbled in, observes Rani Rasiah.

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