There seems to be a sudden move by the National Registration Department to register foreigners as citizens, notes Angeline Loh.
The lopsidedness of the ownership and control of the mainstream media injures the democratisation process in Malaysia, observes Mustafa K Anuar.
Stop the practice of allowing so-called ‘BN coordinators’ to have access to these funds, urges Francis Loh.
The election expenses of all candidates and all political parties must be independently audited by certified auditors before submission to the SPR, writes Francis Loh.
To enhance democracy in Malaysia, there is an urgent need to enhance the autonomy and independence of the Election Commission, asserts Francis Loh.
Though elections have been largely free, there remains a major problem: they have not been conducted fairly or cleanly, writes Francis Loh.
In December 2011, Aliran made submissions to the Parliamentary Select Committee on electoral reforms when it visited Penang as part of its nationwide road-show to gather public input. Henry Loh reports on what transpired.
Friend and colleagues of the late Khoo Khay Jin pay tribute to this voice of social conscience whose heart was close to the marginalised.
Malaysians should begin to examine and question the way in which punishment is meted out, writes Justinian.
Andrew Aeria pays tribute to the late scholar-activist Khoo Khay Jin, a long-time friend and supporter of Aliran.