The actors in the conflict must be trained to see the other for his or her humanness. Their faith perspectives should be drawn to...

Minimum wage and Cola now!

The government has awarded hefty pay hikes to civil servants, but private sector workers have been forgotten, say Syed Shahir bin Syed Mohamud and...

The Minister and his hype, hypocrisy, hysterics

After 50 years of Merdeka, Nazri is set to take us to greater heights in hype, hypocrisy, hysterics and histrionics in Parliament, observes Martin...

Slouching towards 50

After so many years of Independence, has it come to this? That's the question Cecil Rajendra asks, in this special poem to mark 50...

Malaysia at 50: Things fall apart?

In these trying times, the best sadly lack all convictions, while the worst are full of passionate intensity, laments Johan Saravanamuttu, as he reflects...

Pesta Rakyat Merdeka: A new beginning?

Tired of the official Merdeka celebrations? Then read about this unusual event that brought together a range of NGOs in Penang and left many...

A different kind of celebration

The Pesta Rakyat Merdeka was about the people’s struggle for greater human rights, socio-economic justice and sustainable development, observes Toh Kin Woon, who launched...

Aliran Monthly 27: 5 editor’s note

Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! In our cover story, as we celebrate and reflect on 50 years of Independence and 44 years of Malaysia, Johan Savaranamuttu...

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