Plantation giants abdicate responsibility

All the Malaysia Plan documents have classified estate workers as among the poor and disadvantaged sectors in Malaysia. What the government has failed to...

30 years of Aliran: An unending journey

A moment comes in the history of a nation when its citizens are asked to bear testimony to their belief in justice and truth....

Aliran turns 30: A heart-warming celebration of justice

It was all so different from the official Merdeka celebrations, monopolised and dominated by  members of the ruling coalition, recalls Anil Netto, of a...

Tun Ismail: Autocrat or democrat?

Did Tun Ismail preside over a golden age of democracy and liberalism? An Aliran Monthly reader finds Johan Saravanamuttu's review of Ooi Kee Beng’s...

Dog-catching competition scrapped: The inside story

Hecklers disrupted an animal lovers meeting with the Selayang Council over a controversial dog-catching competitition, reports Cleopatrathelabrador. For the full article, click here.

A really Burok shooting

In the Batu Burok gathering, why did the plainclothes policeman not fire into the air - even if it is true he was being...

The time has come for us to act decisively

We have a duty to ourselves as Malaysians, and to civilised society, to say loudly that: enough is enough, says Ambiga Sreenevasan. For the...

Politics of disappearance

Yeo Yang Poh warns us that ‘the politics of disappearance’ - the gradual disappearance of societal pillars such as justice, fairness, democracy and accountability...

Redeem the judiciary: Appoint Royal Commission of Inquiry

If we love justice, honour the rule of law; if fairness and truth means anything to us; then we must pay heed to the...

Aliran Monthly 27: 8 editor’s note

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...

Blogging the bullies and bullying the bloggers

Zaharom Nain explores the world of blogging in Malaysia. Bloggers are providing a real alternative to the mainstream media and countering the distortions and...

Ronggeng girls of the Merdeka era

Shakila Abdul Manan describes a praiseworthy effort at uncovering the untold story of the much-maligned Ronggeng girls while evoking the true spirit of Muhibbah.The...

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