The fools in developing societies

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Syed Hussein Alatas shows that mismanagement, corruption, dowdiness and incompetence are not something new but have been with us for decades without any meaningful...

Release all agreements

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Sonia Randhawa calls on the government to repeal the Official Secrets Act and implement a Freedom of Information Act.For the full article, click here.

Myth-breaking teacher

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Prof Syed Hussein Alatas (1928-2007) rubbishedthe colonial perception of "the lazy native" (Malays, Filipinos, Javanese, etc) as a convenient way to justify the project...

What happens if the tables are turned?

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We could become migrants and refugees ourselves when global warming heats up the planet, warns Mary Magdalen Das; so let's treat the migrant workers...

Restore local council elections

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Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi must pay heed to the numerous complaints against local councils and restore local democracy to the country, says K George.First...

Aliran Monthly 27: 1 editor’s note

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Aliran Monthly caught up with Anwar Ibrahim for a frank and in-depth interview on a range of issues. The man has been busy traversing...

New pension plan: A big let down

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Cuepacs must take a firm stand and should not compromise the pension rights of public sector employees, says A J Patrick.The government has proposed...

Anwar: “I am committed and determined”

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Anwar Ibrahim has been campaigning strenuously in the on-going Ijok by-election campaign. But what exactly is his vision for the Malaysian economy and why...

An intellectual beacon

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The late Professor Datuk Dr Syed Hussein Alatas was a prolific scholar and author of great substance whose thinking and works are of universal...

We do have an obligation towards refugees

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Instead of criticising the UNHCR, the Home Minister should appraise himself of Malaysia’s obligations and ensure compliance, says Amer Hamzah Arshad.The recent statement made...

Combat crime and protect the public

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Instead of intimidating the people at rallies, the police should fight crime and protect the people, says Anwar Ibrahim. For the full article, click...

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