Police turned up at the Kajang residence of PSM secretary general S Arutchelvan on 6 February 2011 in connection with his involvement in a demonstration in solidarity with Egypt earlier.
The Asian Transnational Corporation Monitoring Network expresses concern over the oppression against civil society, freedom of speech and association that is likely to follow after the military crackdown (in the name of “anti-terrorism”) in Thailand.
Philip Khoo looks back at the general election and surmises that it wasn’t quite a new dawn but it was a liberation all the same. We now need to rise above pursuing mere economic efficiency; we must promote a more holistic understanding of social solidarity to reduce inequalities and enhance capacities.
Another Article 11 forum, this time in Johor Bharu on 22 July 2006. Again, opposition from certain quarters. Will the forum be allowed to proceed without disturbance? Looking back at the disrupted forum in Penang in May, Prema Devaraj asserts that there is no excuse for any attempt to muzzle dialogue or discussion in a thinking society.