The FTA issue is so serious; and the fact that the Malaysian government is taking it so lightly is alarming, says Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan.
Nobel Peace laureates and representatives of Nobel Peace Prize organisations gathered in Hiroshima and came up with a declaration calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Despite his tribute to Gandhi, it is obvious that Obama is promoting skewed development which grinds down the poor, observes Asghar Ali Engineer.
Pakatan state chief ministers got together in Shah Alam and came up with a joint resolution that they hoped would further the people’s aspirations.
A million ringgit in allocations per constituency from the Prime Minister’s Department adds up to RM 222 million each year – and that is a huge amount of money, notes K Perumal.
Civil society groups have much to do to nurture a better understanding of sexuality rights and gender diversities in the country, say Julian Lee and Yeoh Seng Guan.
We need to lobby for all important decisions and minutes of meetings to be made available on both the Penang councils’ websites and for the actual council meetings to be opened to the public, says Lim Kah Cheng.
It is by thinking up more creative means of engagement, rather than counting more reasons for resignation, that we subvert the sources of our frustration and scepticism; and begin to turn things around, writes Aya Fabros in an observer despatch.
Penangites turned out enthusiastically to support a civil society initiative towards local democracy, reports Tan Seng Hai.
In a creative initiative to push for the restoration of local council elections, Penang civil society groups under the Penang Forum held a public election to select their nominees to serve in the MPPP and MPSP for 2011. Tan Seng Hai reports on the historic poll.