As there is no evidence that the BN government is interested in guaranteeing us our basic rights, the Selangor, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan state governments should take the lead in showing us what sort of changes can and should be made, says Ong Jing Cheng.
Aliran is perturbed that the personal privacy and space of Bukit Lanjan Assemblywoman Elizabeth Wong has been violated in the most callous and vicious manner. Private space and personal privacy of any individual is a sacred thing and is a fundamental right of a person. This is a basic principle.
Karl Karol, the Australian consultant tasked with coming up with a recommendation on how to finance our health care system, is proposing a model that is neo-liberal to the core, observes a worried Jeyakumar Devaraj. And civil society has not been consulted.
John Hilley argues that curbs on the discussion of racial and religious issues not only breed suspicion, resentment and disunity but foster Vision-type notions of national unity popularised by big leaders.Malaysians do know how to debate and disagree civilly. They must reclaim this right.