Declaration of the Penang Forum, 13 April 2008

Civil society activists have handed over the Penang Declaration to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, outlining their hopes for more consultation...

Celebrating a lifelong commitment to truth and justice

Francis Loh attended a memorial to honour the late pre-eminent public intellectual, Rustam Sani, who was also an Aliran member. The original invitation from...

Malaysia’s centralised federal system

Compared with those states in other countries using a federal-state system, the constituent states in Malaysia play relatively limited roles in relation to the...

Restructuring federal-state relations

As the posturings over federal-state relations intensify, BN Members of Parliament from Sabah and Sarawak have seized the opportunity to flex their electoral muscles....

Rustam Sani 1944-2008

The world that many hope is now coming into being is a world that Rustam would have loved and in which he would have...

Are we a failed nation?

The greatest tribute that we all could give the late Rustam Sani is to take the messages in his recently launched book and work...

Gentleman public intellectual

We carry a series of tributes to Malaysia's leading public intellectual, the late Rustam Sani, who was also an Aliran member. He was a...

Workers, rise to the occasion!

Rising food and fuel prices mean the real purchasing power of workers' wages is plunging fast. What we have seen is economic growth that...

Aliran Monthly 28: 4 editor’s note

These are exciting times for Malaysia. Following the political tsunami, many analysts have discussed the new political landscape in the country. One crucial area,...