An indispensable part of police reform

The government appears to be dragging its feet over the key recommendation of the Royal Commission looking into the operations of the police. The...

Year of half-bridge, half-past-six govt and half-witted leaders

Martin Jalleh looks back at the last 12 months and highlights the Mahathir-Abdullah spat, the Umno keris affair, Proton and its can of worms...

Blogging for change

Bloggers are very much in the news these days after the official warning to the mainstream media not to cite the Internet media and...

Celebrating human rights in the Maldives

Last year, human rights activists in the Maldives celebrated International Human Rights Day in public for the first time. Despite police warnings that they...

Thank you, but…

We are grateful to those who responded to our appeal for donations last month. We are encouraged by the support and sentiments that accompanied...

Cepat meets CVLB chief… finally

Angeline Loh describes a long overdue meeting between the Citizens for Public Transport (Cepat) and the chief of the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB)...

Contrasting principles

In Dec 2006,  leaders and envoys of 12 Latin American nations came together for a two-day summit and signed the Cochabamba Declaration, agreeing to...

Aliran Monthly 26:11 editor’s note

In our cover story, Martin Jalleh looks back at the last 12 months and highlights the Mahathir-Abdullah spat, the Umno keris affair, Proton and...

An open letter to God

Inter-religious relations meanwhile have taken a turn for the worse, and a resourceful Zaharom Nain decides to take the matter up at the highest...

Latin America challenges neo-liberal order

Noam Chomsky hails the emergence of independent-minded governments in Latin America as a...

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