RapidPenang must be accountable to people of Penang

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Come 1 August 2007, Penang will have a new bus system. The authorities must involve civil society in the state in the planning for...

Anwar: “We must encourage open debate”

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In this interview, Aliran Monthly gets Anwar Ibrahim to speak frankly about Islam and the judiciary, including the state of inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations...

Feedback on proposed Asean charter

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Aliran, responding to a request for feedback by the Malaysian Foreign Ministry, has asserted that the proposed Asean Charter should promote social justice and...

Race and Vision 2020

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There is enough evidence to show how language, race, religion and colour are exploited to divide human beings, points out K Haridas.We live in...

Health care for ALL, not just the rich

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Toh Kin Woon traces the history of the health system in Malaysia, and notes with concern  the current mismatch of resources between the public...

Corruption, our national shame

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What is more chilling is the nonchalant attitude adopted by the Prime Minister in dealing with the allegations and revelations, observes Rustam Sani.For the...

The demerits of privatisation

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Imagine if all the toll collection over the years had gone to the Treasury, how many poor people could have been saved from poverty. It...

Subashini’s pain, Malaysia’s anguish

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Non-Muslim husbands who abandon their spouses and their families and convert into Islam have acted in an irresponsible manner leaving them in the lurch....

Aliran Monthly 27: 2 editor’s note

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What does Anwar Ibrahim think of the controversy surrounding Article 121(1A) and the judiciary? In a cover story interview with the reformasi icon, we...

Ensure non-Muslims’ full access to civil courts

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Religious laws cannot be applied to people who do not profess that religion, says Chee Peck Kiat, who reminds judges that they take an...

WANTED: People-centred Asean Charter

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Human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration should form the overarching basis of the Charter, a string of Malaysian civil society groups have...

Invalidity pensions denied

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How can Socso overrule government medical reports and deny statutory board retirees their invalidity pensions, asks A J Patrick.Employees in the statutory bodies who...

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