Still silat bunga: Abdullah vs Mahathir

In the traditional Malay art of self-defence there are two distinguishable forms. One is known as silat bunga (decorative movements) and the other is...

A man wronged (Part 1)

“Looking at the (Tribunal’s) report now, I do not have any doubt that my decision not to participate in the proceedings was right ...,”...

Seal your leadership, Mr Prime Minister

K George writes to the Prime Minister, urging him to take just and appropriate action on the issues that have tarnished his 'Mr Clean'...

The ties that bind

Despite the violence in southern Thailand, one Buddhist woman is determined to continue working with Muslim fishermen to help maintain the mutual trust necessary...

Aliran Monthly 26: 7 editor’s note

Rustam Sani, in this month’s lead story asks rhetorically: Are we a nation yet? Communalism will remain as long as the ethnic groups ‘compete...

Stunning accusations

Resign or face a Tribunal, a stunned Tun Salleh Abas was told by then premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a private meeting on 27...

The politics of dialogue

John Hilley argues that curbs on the discussion of racial and religious issues not only breed suspicion, resentment and disunity but foster Vision-type notions...

Thinking Allowed: Merdeka! Merdeka!

It’s Independence Day celebrations again for the 49th time. And if you’re a patriot, you should have put up the Malaysian flag outside your...

Mission and omission

National unity must be based on social justice. Graham Brown highlights the disturbing trend of widening regional disparities between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and...

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