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Viability of Bakun Dam project threatened 0

Viability of Bakun Dam project threatened

Establishing plantations in the 1.5 million hectares Bakun Catchment is likely to threaten the viability of the Bakun Dam and the Bakun HEP, warns Philip Khoo. The Sarawak state government must provide some answers...

Workers prefer dialogue but… 1

Workers prefer dialogue but…

….what are they to do when one Prime Minister after another repeatedly denies them their just and reasonable demand for a minimum wage, wonders K George.

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The actors in the conflict must be trained to see the other for his or her humanness. Their faith perspectives should be drawn to express the inclusive nature of the human family. Linking the...

Minimum wage and Cola now! 0

Minimum wage and Cola now!

The government has awarded hefty pay hikes to civil servants, but private sector workers have been forgotten, say Syed Shahir bin Syed Mohamud and G Rajasekaran. The MTUC is proposing a  minimum wage of...

Slouching towards 50 0

Slouching towards 50

After so many years of Independence, has it come to this? That’s the question Cecil Rajendra asks, in this special poem to mark 50 years of Merdeka. What has gone wrong?

Malaysia at 50: Things fall apart? 0

Malaysia at 50: Things fall apart?

In these trying times, the best sadly lack all convictions, while the worst are full of passionate intensity, laments Johan Saravanamuttu, as he reflects on 50 years of Independence and 44 years of Malaysia. 

Pesta Rakyat Merdeka: A new beginning? 0

Pesta Rakyat Merdeka: A new beginning?

Tired of the official Merdeka celebrations? Then read about this unusual event that brought together a range of NGOs in Penang and left many wondering whether they had witnessed the genesis of a broader,...

A different kind of celebration 0

A different kind of celebration

The Pesta Rakyat Merdeka was about the people’s struggle for greater human rights, socio-economic justice and sustainable development, observes Toh Kin Woon, who launched the event.

Aliran Monthly 27: 5 editor’s note 0

Aliran Monthly 27: 5 editor’s note

Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! In our cover story, as we celebrate and reflect on 50 years of Independence and 44 years of Malaysia, Johan Savaranamuttu wonders whether things are falling apart in the country. In...

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