The recently revealed (and stalled) new remuneration scheme for the public service (SBPA) is, to say the least, appalling and vulgar: it reportedly feeds top government officials more than they can chew while leaving those in the lower rungs with paltry sums.
Suaram and GMI have expressed their deepest disappointment on the government’s revelation on the amendments to the Internal Security Act.
Bhanoji Rao reviews a new book looking at the emergence of India and the Indian communities in East Asia.
Since its inception eight years ago, very little practical change has been made in the betterment of migrants’ lives and they continue to face both racist and xenophobic practises by host countries. At the same time, people living with the HIV virus continue to face exclusionary practices already rejected by such groups as the World Health Organisation. CARAM Asia calls on all participating nations to reaffirm their commitment to the Durban process.
It is never too late for right to be done and for the truth to be told, says Ambiga Sreenevasan, in launching the report of a panel of eminent persons to review the 1988 judicial crisis.
Kemungkinan kegawatan ekonomi amat tinggi pada takat ini. Tetapi saya tidak lihat sebarang rancangan kontingensi untuk menangani masalah-masalah rakyat sekiranya kemelesatan ekonomi berlaku. Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj rasa ini adalah suatu kelemahan yang besar dalam Kajian Separuh Penggal RMK9. Kerajaan harus menyediakan suatu pelan terperinci untuk membantu rakyat biasa bila berlakunya kegawatan.
Judicial review of laws is the most important legal weapon in the hands of the Judges to
rectify the mistakes committed by the Executive. This power has been
taken away from the Judges. It should be re-instated, assertsMohd Ali.
Did Tun Ismail preside over a golden age of democracy and liberalism? An Aliran Monthly reader finds Johan Saravanamuttu’s review of Ooi Kee Beng’s book on the late Tun Dr Ismail rather disturbing. Johan responds and, in the process of this debate about memory and politics, we gain further insights into the man who could have been prime minister and his times.
The government’s move to review the ban on this toxic pesticide seems to imply that industries’ profits matter more than the health of plantation workers, says Jennifer Mourin.
What happened in 1988 has been consistently described, both domestically and internationally, as a judicial crisis. This by itself cries out for a truthful re-examination, says Malaysian Bar Council chairman Yeoh Yang Poh.