Category: 2007

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: 4 editor’s note 0

Aliran Monthly 27: 4 editor’s note

In our cover story, Francis Loh looks at the controversy surrounding the competing civil-sharia jurisdictions in the light of the Lina Joy decision and other recent similar cases as well as the forthcoming 50th...

Corruption, our national shame 0

Corruption, our national shame

What is more chilling is the nonchalant attitude adopted by the Prime Minister in dealing with the allegations and revelations, observes Rustam Sani.

The demerits of privatisation 0

The demerits of privatisation

Imagine if all the toll collection over the years had gone to the Treasury, how many poor people could have been saved from poverty. It is high time that all the highways are renationalised and...

Race and Vision 2020 0

Race and Vision 2020

There is enough evidence to show how language, race, religion and colour are exploited to divide human beings, points out K Haridas.

The Security Guard 0

The Security Guard

Imagine being paid RM1 per hour and yet being expected to lay down your life in the line of duty. J John  writes about the plight of underpaid security guards who have to work...

Invalidity pensions denied 0

Invalidity pensions denied

How can Socso overrule government medical reports and deny statutory board retirees their invalidity pensions, asks A J Patrick.

WANTED: People-centred Asean Charter 0

WANTED: People-centred Asean Charter

Human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration should form the overarching basis of the Charter, a string of Malaysian civil society groups have asserted in a statement of key concerns.

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