The fools in developing societies

Syed Hussein Alatas shows that mismanagement, corruption, dowdiness and incompetence are not something new but have been with us for decades without any meaningful...

Minorities persecuted in Burma

Religious freedom is being violated in the Matupi District of Burma, says John Smith Thang.Having religious freedom means that persons can believe, worship, and...

What happens if the tables are turned?

We could become migrants and refugees ourselves when global warming heats up the planet, warns Mary Magdalen Das; so let's treat the migrant workers...

New pension plan: A big let down

Cuepacs must take a firm stand and should not compromise the pension rights of public sector employees, says A J Patrick.The government has proposed...

Myth-breaking teacher

Prof Syed Hussein Alatas (1928-2007) rubbishedthe colonial perception of "the lazy native" (Malays, Filipinos, Javanese, etc) as a convenient way to justify the project...

An intellectual who recognised political fools

Prof Alatas’ words of wisdom were ignored because they were the right words coming from the wrong mouth, observes P Ramakrishnan.Ours is a nation...

Combat crime and protect the public

Instead of intimidating the people at rallies, the police should fight crime and protect the people, says Anwar Ibrahim. For the full article, click...

Anwar: “I am committed and determined”

Anwar Ibrahim has been campaigning strenuously in the on-going Ijok by-election campaign. But what exactly is his vision for the Malaysian economy and why...

Release all agreements

Sonia Randhawa calls on the government to repeal the Official Secrets Act and implement a Freedom of Information Act.For the full article, click here.

An intellectual beacon

The late Professor Datuk Dr Syed Hussein Alatas was a prolific scholar and author of great substance whose thinking and works are of universal...

Aliran Monthly 27: 1 editor’s note

Aliran Monthly caught up with Anwar Ibrahim for a frank and in-depth interview on a range of issues. The man has been busy traversing...

Keep in touch