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...

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...

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...

Constitutional compliance: Paramount consideration

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There is no option for non-Muslims to seek legal remedy in the sharia courts, even if they wish to do so, says Chin Oy...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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