Declaration of the Penang Forum, 13 April 2008

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Civil society activists have handed over the Penang Declaration to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, outlining their hopes for more consultation...

Celebrating a lifelong commitment to truth and justice

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Francis Loh attended a memorial to honour the late pre-eminent public intellectual, Rustam Sani, who was also an Aliran member. The original invitation from...

Malaysia’s centralised federal system

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Compared with those states in other countries using a federal-state system, the constituent states in Malaysia play relatively limited roles in relation to the...

Restructuring federal-state relations

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As the posturings over federal-state relations intensify, BN Members of Parliament from Sabah and Sarawak have seized the opportunity to flex their electoral muscles....

Rustam Sani 1944-2008

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The world that many hope is now coming into being is a world that Rustam would have loved and in which he would have...

Are we a failed nation?

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The greatest tribute that we all could give the late Rustam Sani is to take the messages in his recently launched book and work...

Gentleman public intellectual

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We carry a series of tributes to Malaysia's leading public intellectual, the late Rustam Sani, who was also an Aliran member. He was a...

Workers, rise to the occasion!

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Rising food and fuel prices mean the real purchasing power of workers' wages is plunging fast. What we have seen is economic growth that...

Aliran Monthly 28: 4 editor’s note

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These are exciting times for Malaysia. Following the political tsunami, many analysts have discussed the new political landscape in the country. One crucial area,...