Rela and Malaysia’s invisible war

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Buying

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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

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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

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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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