S Saratbabu is one of a rare breed of activists who have put their lives at risk to champion the cause of the poor and marginalised, writes Hussein.
He believes in civil society; he believes every person has the right to pursue freedom and justice, writes Lee Yen Ting.
M Sukumaran has been apprehended many times by the police but he is so driven that nothing deters him from campaigning to ensure the human rights of every single marginalised person is protected, writes S Munusamy.
When a government deems it politically expedient to lock up good men and women, it is high time we voted it out, writes Rani Rasiah. She goes on to provide a glimpse of one of these women, Sarasvathy Muthu, now freed but facing charges in court on 10 October 2011.
A Letchumanan was one of six PSM activists who were detained without trial for over a month before being released. The six face charges in court in October. Fatimah Joseph tells us more about him.
Param Cumaraswamy pays tribute to the late Raja Aziz Addruse, a lawyer of high integrity who shone as a beacon in the Malaysian bar at a time when the independence of the judiciary was threatened.
The 9 July ‘Walk for Democracy’ may have buried the ghost of May 13 once and for all, observes Francis Loh.
Francis Loh looks back and wonders if tens of thousands of Malaysians would have marched in KL on 9 July 2011 had PM Najib promoted greater democratisation.
The demand for democratic change has been amplified using social media tools, but Josephine De Costa maintains that true political change is still brought about by strong networks pressuring hierarchical party structures.
A poem dedicated to Ambiga Sreenevasan by Cecil Rajendra.