Category: 2008: 5

‘Ketuanan rakyat’ not ‘ketuanan Melayu’ 0

‘Ketuanan rakyat’ not ‘ketuanan Melayu’

One book that grabs our attention is Syed Husin Ali’s “The Malays: their problems and future”. We carry the author’s remarks at the launch in which he proposes that “ketuanan rakyat” should replace “ketuanan...

Late bloomer with great timing 0

Late bloomer with great timing

On two notable occasions, Tunku demonstrated his respect for and upheld the concept of the separation of powers in government, observes Justice Dato James Foong.

A cartoon lesson in history 0

A cartoon lesson in history

(Click image to enlarge) Tiang Wei reports on the launch of a cartoon people’s history book of Malaya, “Where Monsoons Meet”. History has never been so accessible and readable – and to think that...

A comic history that’s no joke 0

A comic history that’s no joke

‘Where Monsoons meet: A people’s history of Malaya’ provides a different perspective because it foregrounds the role of economic exploitation in the shaping of our society, say Aliran member Amir Muhammad.

Discard neo-liberal ideology 0

Discard neo-liberal ideology

The rakyat are now suffering under the burden of neo-liberal economic ideology, which Wong Kok Keong says has done more harm than good. 

The “Badawied” political transition 0

The “Badawied” political transition

 Johan Saravanamuttu discusses the “Badawied” political transition, during which neither Abdullah Badawi nor Mahathir realised that the rakyat have tired of racial politics.  

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