Category: 2007: 3

Malaysia’s disappearing rice farmers 0

Malaysia’s disappearing rice farmers

The Northern Corridor Economic Region, aimed at transforming the agriculture sector, was unveiled on 30 July 2007. With the invasion of large corporations into the sector and the introduction of hightech methods and biotechnology,...

Why the Penan set up blockades 0

Why the Penan set up blockades

The indigenous group wants the government to gazette their village forest reserves as Communal Forests and to stop logging companies from encroaching into their land, says Ajang Kiew.

Improved security? 0

Improved security?

The plan to raise the number of police personnel by 60,000 could bloat the ranks of those who revel in “hunting” down undocumented migrants, warns Angeline Loh.

Migrant workers or slaves? 0

Migrant workers or slaves?

There are growing trends restricting the freedom of movement of foreigners working in Malaysia and Thailand, observes Caram Asia. Both governments should take concrete action to grant foreign workers freedom of association.

Sweeping dirt over the UNHCR carpet 0

Sweeping dirt over the UNHCR carpet

Demonising and splattering metaphoric dirt over international agencies such as the UNHCR and foreign nationals only serves to lower the respect and esteem in which the international community holds Malaysia, observesAngeline Loh.

Keadilan defeated but not destroyed 0

Keadilan defeated but not destroyed

P Ramakrishnan looks back at the Ijok by-election (‘buy election”?) and its implications for Keadilan. If the by-election had been fought on a level playing field, the opposition would have made mince-meat of the...

Crude MPs under fire for sexist remarks 0

Crude MPs under fire for sexist remarks

 Women’s groups in the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality have demanded a public apology from delinquent MPs and an end to sexism and gender discrimination in Parliament.

Aliran Monthly 27: 3 editor’s note 0

Aliran Monthly 27: 3 editor’s note

In our cover story, P Ramakrishnan looks back at the Ijok by-election (‘buy election”?) and its implications for Keadilan, which didn’t stand a chance with all that media, money and machinery  pumped into the...

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