Category: 2007: 9

Levels of faith: Stone, water and air 0

Levels of faith: Stone, water and air

Many are searching for clarity in a materialistic world confused by permissiveness, blatant consumerism, unbridled consumption and casino-market economics on one side while poverty, violence and hate stare at us on the other. We...

Is Malaysia going down the Mandalay Road? 0

Is Malaysia going down the Mandalay Road?

Malaysian voters, civil society groups and opposition parties are waiting to see how the Barisan Nasional responds to the clamour for free and fair elections and democratic rights, writes Angeline Loh.

The government must be prepared to listen 0

The government must be prepared to listen

Dozens more have been detained today around the KLCC area in connection with a protest by the Coalition Against Inflation (Protes). Resorting to heavy-handed action to quell peaceful rallies is not the best solution....

Rage against the Machine 0

Rage against the Machine

Zooming in on what is going in Malaysian society in the aftermath of recent demonstrations organised by lawyers, the Bersih coalition and Hindraf, Khoo Boo Teik observes that the goodwill that was shown to...

Why the Hindraf approach is misguided 0

Why the Hindraf approach is misguided

Many of the economic problems facing Indian Malaysians are also experienced by workers of all races in Malaysia – even the Malays. So the struggle for socio-economic justice must be reoriented to make it...

Treated as deviant even before court hearing 0

Treated as deviant even before court hearing

It was meant to be a Hari Raya gathering-cum-dinner attended by staff, employees and guests of Rufaqa’ Corporation Penang. But the Penang Islamic Religious Department saw it differently and raided the venue, turning a...

Unmuzzle the media 0

Unmuzzle the media

In the aftermath of recent rallies, fiction writer Beth Yahp pens an open letter  to the Prime Minister, urging him to unmuzzle the media and practise real democracy. "When this integral pillar of any...

Aliran Monthly 27: 9 editor’s note 0

Aliran Monthly 27: 9 editor’s note

In our cover story, we look at what is going on in Malaysian society in the aftermath of recent demonstrations organised by lawyers, the Bersih coalition and Hindraf. Khoo Boo Teik observes that the...

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