Activists challenge Burmese junta: Release Suu Kyi

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Jakarta: A group of activists representing human rights organisations from East and South-East Asia have renewed calls for the immediate release of Burmese democracy...

Time for change

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If the ruling coalition is denied a two-thirds parliamentary majority, it would be forced to become accountable, to respect the people’s rights and to...

Why Malaysia should ratify the International Criminal Court

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What if tomorrow the US seventh fleet positions itself in the Straits of Malacca and begins to rain cluster bombs on our cities? David...

Full Bench should have sat

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The decision by the Federal Court in the Lina Joy appeal by a 2-1 majority cannot be authoritative enough for the decision to be...

Embracing humanity, building justice

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Mustafa Kamal Anuar reminds us of the importance of embracing humanity and building justice. He points out that human misdeeds have poured scorn on...
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Thinking Allowed: Are dim-wits aplenty in Parliament and state assemblies?

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Are there real morons in Parliament and State Assemblies?  It is a severe indictment on those who choose such scumbags to stand for election...

Aliran Monthly 27: 4 editor’s note

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In our cover story, Francis Loh looks at the controversy surrounding the competing civil-sharia jurisdictions in the light of the Lina Joy decision and...

Leaks and dislikes of Malaysian politics

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Malaysians are paying taxes for the upkeep of  parliamentarians who, unfortunately, at times double up as court jesters, observes Mustafa Kamal Anuar. Life will never...

Federal Constitution must remain supreme

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In the Lina Joy decision, the express provisions of the Federal Constitution were made to give way to an interpretation of some form of...

The disenfranchised, disabled and elderly

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Is a ruling party that increasingly marginalises the more vulnerable and less fortunate in our society still worth our vote, asks Angeline Loh. I realised,...

Status, rights and responsibilities: What happens when a spouse converts to Islam?

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In 2006, a representative of the Attorney General’s Chambers announced in the United Nations that they were studying amendments to the Law Reform (Marriage...

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