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kah chengMy boss is the Rakyat of Penang Island, not the State Government, says Penang Island Municipal Councillor Lim Kah Cheng in response to Chinese newspaper reports that criticised her.

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The tragedy of a large number of Muslim countries is that the common people have no say in governance. The time has come for the supremacy of the people to be recognised, writes Asghar Ali Engineer.

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We reproduce a series of public statements from prominent personalities, mostly urging the BN team to go back to the Perak people and let them resolve the constitutional crisis at the ballot box once and for all.  

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Aliran hails the judgment of the Kuala Lumpur High Court and salutes Justice Datuk Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim for his honesty and integrity in delivering a judgment that does justice to his profession.

Unlike the previous judgments on various issues pertaining to and contributing to the Perak political crisis, which were totally disappointing and appalling, this particular judgment has done credit to the judiciary.

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Democracy is in crisis in Perak. When politicians don’t respect the democratic process or accept the verdict of the people as their choice of government it is democracy that falls victim to these unscrupulous elements.

What had happened in Perak is the subversion of the people’s government by elements courting unethical and corrupt people to bring about the downfall of a duly elected government.

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The Oppressed People’s Network (Jerit) has initiated a nationwide cycling campaign that carries the theme of ’Rakyat Pengayuh Perubahan’ which means People The Force of Change. This campaign is spearheaded by community leaders and ordinary Malaysians such as plantation workers, industrial workers, farmers, urban pioneers, students and youth groups

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Most of the clashes between indigenous peoples, governments and international financial institutions have arisen due to differing interpretations of the term “development”. For indigenous peoples, the key issues include not just the right to protect and preserve their ancestral lands, but also often their very survival as a community, notes Terence Gomez.

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Patto’s widow S A Mary calls for the release of ISA detainees

The late P Patto, politician extraordinaire and fighter for the people, believed that one day Malaysia would have a place in the sun for all, recalls Choo Sing Chye.

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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 the book was written by two engineers and an architect!

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Khoo Book Teik looks at how Anwar has come to personify many dissident, even conflicting tendencies. His two different images – that of a conquering political leader and frequently disabled politician – capture society’s current predicament. We have moved towards more open dissent; and yet we are unsure if we can really achieve a more open political system.

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If the Pakatan Rakyat does not watch it, sooner than the next four years or so, the rakyat will gather at your gate and exclaim: “Dumb animals they!” and the inevitable will follow. You will be a victim of tsunami, warns Tota.

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“He has defeated the lion, he is our dragon” – Sungai Siput voter

Probably the most-watched general election battle was the Sungai Siput contest in which underdog Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj sensationally upset the MIC strongman Samy Vellu. Kumar’s sister, Prema Devaraj, provides an enthralling account for Aliran Monthly of her involvement, alongside the people of Sg Siput, in this amazing campaign.

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