Category: 2007

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...

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...

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...

Why fear greater democracy? 0

Why fear greater democracy?

The levels of corruption in all areas of life are evident and marked. The judiciary is in a shambles; the police, customs and immigration departments are reeling from serious questions of credibility. The only...

Cool architecture, cool cities 0

Cool architecture, cool cities

No amount of wind turbines, green lungs and good intentions can offset the carbon foot print of constructing a “zero-carbon city” – unless you build a solar photovoltaic power plant as a central energy...

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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