Category: 2007

Tun Ismail: Autocrat or democrat? 0

Tun Ismail: Autocrat or democrat?

Did Tun Ismail preside over a golden age of democracy and liberalism? An Aliran Monthly reader finds Johan Saravanamuttu’s review of Ooi Kee Beng’s book on the late Tun Dr Ismail rather disturbing. Johan...

A really Burok shooting 0

A really Burok shooting

In the Batu Burok gathering, why did the plainclothes policeman not fire into the air – even if it is true he was being threatened – instead of choosing to shoot directly at unarmed...

Politics of disappearance 0

Politics of disappearance

Yeo Yang Poh warns us that ‘the politics of disappearance’ – the gradual disappearance of societal pillars such as justice, fairness, democracy and accountability – is becoming more pervasive in Malaysia. It is time...

Aliran Monthly 27: 8 editor’s note 0

Aliran Monthly 27: 8 editor’s note

Our cover storey zooms in on an iconic monument to folly known as the Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project with an eye-popping development value estimated at RM25 billion. Critics, however, have dubbed it...

Blogging the bullies and bullying the bloggers 0

Blogging the bullies and bullying the bloggers

Zaharom Nain explores the world of blogging in Malaysia. Bloggers are providing a real alternative to the mainstream media and countering the distortions and unravelling the propaganda. No wonder the authorities are sitting up...

Ronggeng girls of the Merdeka era 0

Ronggeng girls of the Merdeka era

Shakila Abdul Manan describes a praiseworthy effort at uncovering the untold story of the much-maligned Ronggeng girls while evoking the true spirit of Muhibbah.

Payback time 0

Payback time

Enough has been taken away from the Orang Asli, observes Yogeswaran Subramaniam, and it is now time to give a little back to them.

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