Category: 2007

Aliran Monthly 2007

The forthcoming elections 0

The forthcoming elections

The elections are around the corner! Francis Loh paints a realistic picture of what’s in store for the various political parties and assesses their chances in the various types of seats. Election fever may...

Trapped in a pickle of their own making 0

Trapped in a pickle of their own making

For the sake of the country’s children and future, it is high time the BN realised that its ethnic and religious model of politics is passé, says Andrew Aeria. Voters, please note.

Lights for Human Rights and Justice 0

Lights for Human Rights and Justice

The government’s paranoia over any public protest or manifestation of dissent is beyond reason and logic;it is apparently a symptom of insecurity, reports Angeline Loh after attending a candlelight vigil in Penang recently.

Peering into my crystal ball 0

Peering into my crystal ball

You don’t need a fortune teller to tell you how the media will perform in the run-up to the general election: ‘Tis the season when the media turn into propaganda tools of the ruling...

Deny them a two-thirds’ majority 0

Deny them a two-thirds’ majority

As polling day draws closer, P Ramakrishnan reminds us that the only way to stop politicians from manipulating issues of race and religion is to deny the ruling coalition a two-thirds’ majority.

Rio Tinto’s smelter in Sarawak 0

Rio Tinto’s smelter in Sarawak

The multinational giant’s controversial record should serve as a warning to the people of Sarawak that the aluminium smelter might not be the ticket to the good life that they had been led to...

Ouch, my medicine bill is killing me… 0

Ouch, my medicine bill is killing me…

In the absence of price regulations in a “free market”, pharmacists and doctors are making excessive profits by marking up drug prices substantially, observes Zaheer Ud Din Babar. How can the poor afford such...

A year of bull, broken promises, 0

A year of bull, broken promises,

Voters should study the track record of the ruling coalition. Martin Jalleh casts a spotlight on the BN government’s record over the preceding year and finds a once looking-good PM, who had the people...

Hindraf rally: A plea of the dispossessed? 0

Hindraf rally: A plea of the dispossessed?

The Hindraf protests are, in effect, a cry of the dispossessed, says Subramaniam Pillay, and this could radically alter the future political landscape. If there is a much larger opposition in the next Parliament,...

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