Unchecked, the current economic order could lead to a global ecological, food or climatic disaster. “This is not the world that I wish to bequeath my grandchildren,” writes Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, despite being detained without trial under the Emergency Ordinance.
In reviewing a new book by Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj’s new book, Francis Loh questions whether the impetus for change should come from a worker-based socialist movement or a broad-based popular democratic alliance.
In our cover story Anil Netto looks at the Pakatan Rakyat’s economic orientation and questions whether its pro-business policies are compatible with pro-people sustainable development.
Within the Pakatan, Pas appears to be speaking with different voices to different constituencies, observes Farish Noor, who says the party can and should play a key role in determining the development of democracy in Malaysia.
I still remember the late Dr M K Rajakumar’s message the day before I was smuggled out of the country: “Hamid, have faith in the struggle, keep safe..,” recalls Syed Hamid Ali.
Aliran welcomes Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar’s assurance, “I agree to approve the registration of your political party.” It took him perhaps less than two minutes on the keyboard to give this assurance and remove an injustice and an unwarranted obstacle put in the way of Parti Sosialis Malaysia’s registration.
Jeyakumar Devaraj will go down in history as having all but ended MIC president Samy Vellu’s 30-year-long political career. The Sungai Siput MP
and founding member of the Malaysian Socialist Party (and Aliran member) talks to theSun’s R Nadeswaran and Terence Fernandez.