Mustafa K Anuar shares with us his unorthodox wish list for Christmas pressies.
The amendments to the Election Offences Act are designed solely for the purpose of making the voting process less transparent, asserts Ambiga Sreenevasen.
Kua Kia Soong shines a spotlight into the murky world of arms spending in Malaysia, a subject rarely discussed in the country. The recent release of a book by him questioning the way public funds are used in arms procurement is most enlightening.
Eight civil society groups have written to International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed expressing concern about the lack of transparency and accountability in the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Aliran mourns the passing of one of our veteran stalwarts, V Malayandy (pic, centre), who was laid to rest today. Andy, as he was fondly known to his friends, stood with us over the years, including the dark days of Operasi Lalang, rendering tireless yeoman service in the past as Aliran treasurer and auditor.
K George writes to the Prime Minister, urging him to take just and appropriate action on the issues that have tarnished his 'Mr Clean' image. "Makethe battle against corruption your priority, make accountability your trademark, act justly and fairly without fear or favour and seal your leadership and restore your waning credibility," he urges.
Aliran views with deep concern the furore sparked by research group Asli’s recent findings on bumiputra equity ownership which led to the unfortunate but principled resignation of its research director, Dr Lim Teck Ghee. The episode touches on important questions of freedom of inquiry and of expression that are the cornerstones of any research that values high standards of investigation, intellectual rigour and integrity.
Let us not allow future generations to blame us for frittering away the nation’s rich oil resources, says Anil Netto.
Half a dozen Aliran exco members spoke before a Parliamentary Select Committee on National Integrity chaired by Bernard Dompok. Find out what they had to say.