Category: 2007:10

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...

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,...

V Ganabathirau: ISA detainee 0

V Ganabathirau: ISA detainee

Tony Pua takes a close-up look at one of the Hindraf Five, V Ganabathirau, and discovers not a racist, but a concerned Malaysian who has selflessly sacrificed a lot in his quest for a...

On Robert Redford 0

On Robert Redford

Munching popcorn in a cinema, Wong Soak Koon ponders over a string of intriguing issues such as involvement in society, erosion of media ethics, and culpability for loss of lives in times of war.

March for freedom 0

March for freedom

With the general election around the corner, many Malaysians have expressed concerned about the integrity of the electoral process. Subramaniam Pillay, for his part, recalls how delighted he was to participate with his better...

Aliran Monthly 27:10  editor’s note 0

Aliran Monthly 27:10 editor’s note

Our cover story looks at the Hindraf phenomenon which has set alarm bells ringing in the corridors of power. The Hindraf rally was, in effect, a cry of the dispossessed, says Subramaniam Pillay, and...

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