Rela and Malaysia’s invisible war

The volunteer corps' crackdown on undocumented foreigners is not a war on terror; it is a war on defenceless migrants, observes Romany. Like George...

Chin asylum seekers detained in Rela raid

Persecuted and tortured at home in Burma, Chin refugees in Malaysia are at constant risk of harassment, arrest, detention and deportation, writes Amy Alexander.Early...

A season of odd and silly events

Francis Loh looks at the silly season in Malaysia, full of odd events such as the Mahathir-Abdullah spat and the Zakaria (pic) mansion fiasco....

Malaysia a police state? Is Mahathir serious?

It was Mahathir himself who laid the foundations to the ‘police state’ he himself bemoans today, points out Farish Noor. For the full article, click...

Whither democracy?

Thais may accept military rule for short-term stability after the excesses of the authoritarian former premier Thaksin, who was toppled by a military coup...

Victory of unreason over reason

The retraction of the Asli report was a major setback for the national mission to create a “first class mentality”, says Lim Kit Siang....

An honourable resignation

The signal from the top seems to be that dissent is not to be tolerated and honest pursuit of knowledge discouraged, observes Toh Kin...

Malaysia-US FTA negotiations hit turbulence

The fourth round of negotiations for a US-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement is currently in progress in San Francisco, but Malaysians have no idea what...

Aliran Monthly 26:10 editor’s note

In the lead story, Khoo Boo Teik comments on how Umno got lost on the way to 2020.  If the goal is 100 per...


Anil Netto dives into the Auditor General’s Report, and discovers that ‘goodwill’ has its price: RM4 billion over four years, to be exact. A...

Food, fun and learning

On a lighter note, Khoo Boo Teik reviews a book on a subject close to our hearts – or rather stomachs: Penang food, one...

Workers, know your rights

K George points out that Malaysian workers are often unaware of labour law provisions and goes on to enlighten them about their basic rights.In...

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