Aliran Monthly 28: 5 editor’s note

In our cover story, Khoo Boo Teik looks at how Anwar has come to personify many dissident, even conflicting tendencies. His two...

Like a star: Zaitun “Toni” Kassim 1966-2008

With her sparkle, wit, boundless energy, compassion and principled stand on human rights, Toni appeared like a star across the sky and a song...

Late bloomer with great timing

On two notable occasions, Tunku demonstrated his respect for and upheld the concept of the separation of powers in government, observes Justice Dato James...

Discard neo-liberal ideology

The rakyat are now suffering under the burden of neo-liberal economic ideology, which Wong Kok Keong says has done more harm than good.  Since...

From playboy student-prince to statesman-extraordinaire

Tunku had his most memorable moments at Inner Temple, recalls Tunku Sofiah Jewa.The move by the Malaysia Inner Temple Alumni Association to honour my...

A comic history that’s no joke

'Where Monsoons meet: A people's history of Malaya' provides a different perspective because it foregrounds the role of economic exploitation in the shaping of...

Great leader and statesman

The Tunku was self-evidently a fine man and a great Prime Minister, says Boyd McCleary.At the outset I wish to take this opportunity to...

The “Badawied” political transition

 Johan Saravanamuttu discusses the “Badawied” political transition, during which neither Abdullah Badawi nor Mahathir realised that the rakyat have tired of racial politics.   A...

Conquering and vulnerable: Anwar’s predicament and ours

Khoo Book Teik looks at how Anwar has come to personify many dissident, even conflicting tendencies. His two different images - that of a...

‘Ketuanan rakyat’ not ‘ketuanan Melayu’

One book that grabs our attention is Syed Husin Ali’s “The Malays: their problems and future”. We carry the author’s remarks at the launch...

A cartoon lesson in history

(Click image to enlarge) Tiang Wei reports on the launch of a cartoon people's history book of Malaya, “Where Monsoons Meet”. History has...

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