Why fear greater democracy?

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The levels of corruption in all areas of life are evident and marked. The judiciary is in a shambles; the police, customs and immigration...

Cool architecture, cool cities

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No amount of wind turbines, green lungs and good intentions can offset the carbon foot print of constructing a “zero-carbon city” - unless you...

Please show us that you still care for Penang

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Concerned Malaysians are encouraged to send petition letters to the Chief Minister of Penang to stop the Penang Global City Centre project before it...

An iconic monument to folly

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The Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) is being developed by Abad Naluri, a 25 percent-owned associate firm of Taman Equine, which in turn is wholly owned...

No to PGCC! Yes to Penang State Park!

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Penang Turf Club land (240 acres) Sold to Abad Naluri ("open recreational space"): RM43 per square foot After re-zoning (to "mixed development"): value soars to...

Restore the Malaysian judiciary’s independence

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As dozens of demonstrators, activists, opposition politicians and even lawyers are hauled up on various charges, the judiciary should provide hope for democracy and...

Rise of the military in Burma

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Burma is one country with zero democracy. In the light of the bloody crackdown against peaceful protesters there, John Smith Thang recounts the rise...

Gandhi, religion and Indian nationalism

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Can we look up to Gandhi to confront the misuse of religion for the political agenda of the mighty at the global as well...

Kami Penan perlu tanah dan hutan

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We get to hear two Penan headman, Matu Tugang and Along Joo, speaking for themselves in countering the claims of a logging firm that...

Aliran Monthly 27: 8 editor’s note

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Our cover storey zooms in on an iconic monument to folly known as the Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project with an eye-popping development...

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