The public has increasingly perceived the fledging PR to be a “fragile”, “feuding”, “fraying” and “faltering” coalition – one that was “not on a firm footing”, observes Martin Jalleh.
Following its big gains in the Mar. 8 polls,
Malaysia’s once disparate opposition, led by the charismatic former
deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, has forged a formal coalition
capable of taking on the ruling 14-party National Front (NF) coalition.
move is hailed by pro-democracy activists as the first step in the
creation of a viable two-party political system, probably the first
stable, working system in South-east Asia, observes Baradan Kuppusamy in this analysis for IPS.
Suaram’s Human Rights award for 2007 was jointly presented to the Coalition Against Health Care Privatisation and the Kampung
Sungai Terentang of Rawang. On the left is Aliran executive member Dr Subramaniam Pillay, the chairperson of the Coalition’s steering committee, receiving the award, along with the other winners of the award. Aliran member Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj (not in pic) is secretary of the steering committee.
Congratulations to the Coaliton Against Health Care Privatisation for winning the 2007 human rights award presented by rights group Suaram today. The award is testimony to all the hard work put in to raise awareness of the need to protect and improve the public health care system. The Coalition is made up of dozens of civil society groups. Aliran is represented in the Coalition by Aliran executive committee member Dr Subramaniam Pillay, who is chairperson of the Coalition’s Steering Committee, and by Aliran member Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, who is the Steering Committee secretary. Syabas!
Pada waktu pagi 10 Ogos 2007, lebih kurang 100 orang dari kumpulan masyarakat, kumpulan-kumpulan NGO dan parti-parti politik berkumpul di Pejabat Perdana Menteri. Mereka telah membantah keras tindakan kerajaan yang sedang menswastakan perkhidmatan kesihatan. Gabungan Membantah Penswastaan Perkhidmatan Kesihatan ini telah menyerahkan resolusi yang menyeru Perdana Menteri untuk menghentikan segala penswastaan perkhidmatan kesihatan.