Category: 2008: 4

Refugee voices 0

Refugee voices

It’s not often we get to hear refugees speak for themselves about the circumstances that forced them to flee from their homeland and their plight in Malaysia. Here are stories from three refugees, edited...

Waste not, dump not 0

Waste not, dump not

Pakatan state governments must look at alternative options for solid waste management that build on public participation, writes Ong Eu Soon.

Malaysia’s centralised federal system 0

Malaysia’s centralised federal system

Compared with those states in other countries using a federal-state system, the constituent states in Malaysia play relatively limited roles in relation to the centre. Francis Loh examines the factors that have contributed towards...

Restructuring federal-state relations 0

Restructuring federal-state relations

As the posturings over federal-state relations intensify, BN Members of Parliament from Sabah and Sarawak have seized the opportunity to flex their electoral muscles. Despite their differences with one another, it is significant that...

Rustam Sani 1944-2008 0

Rustam Sani 1944-2008

The world that many hope is now coming into being is a world that Rustam would have loved and in which he would have thrived, and flourished, and delighted, writes Clive Kessler.

Are we a failed nation? 0

Are we a failed nation?

The greatest tribute that we all could give the late Rustam Sani is to take the messages in his recently launched book and work in our own ways towards a better Malaysia, says his...

Gentleman public intellectual 0

Gentleman public intellectual

We carry a series of tributes to Malaysia’s leading public intellectual, the late Rustam Sani, who was also an Aliran member. He was a man of integrity and conviction and his only agenda was...

Workers, rise to the occasion! 0

Workers, rise to the occasion!

Rising food and fuel prices mean the real purchasing power of workers’ wages is plunging fast. What we have seen is economic growth that has only benefited business owners, thus increasing the income divide....

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