Sahabatku – My friend

This tribute to the late Dr M K Rajakumar comes in the form of a poem which the late national literary laureate Usman Awang...

Act of shame

"For the first time in my life, I was ashamed of being Malaysian!” said the late Tun Suffian, a former lord president of the...

Nikko workers left waiting… for Godot!

 What will happen if workers are retrenched in the year ahead as a result of the global stag-deflation? The case of toy manufacturer Nikko...

Global food crisis: A review

Governments must have the right to regulate markets to ensure a sufficient supply of food at reasonable prices for everyone, says Subramaniam Pillay. Food...

Aliran Monthly 28: 9 editor’s note

In our cover story, P Ramakrishnan recalls how Malaysians woke up on 8 March 2008 after half a century of slumber. He now urges...

Use your illusions

Nothing was decided with Obama’s victory, but it widens our freedom and thereby the scope of our decisions, says Slavoj Lilek. Noam Chomsky called...

Food for thought

Academicians, NGO representative and grassroots communities came together to articulate a Malaysian response in the face of the global food price crisis, reports Jojo...

A letter to our readers

For over 30 years, Aliran has been a beacon for Malaysian society in many important ways. Aliran provides a rallying point for citizens and...

Islam, democracy and violence

Islam is compatible with democracy. It is rather the interests of rulers of Muslim countries which are not compatible with democracy, says Asghar Ali...

Strength of a woman

 The Man with d Video Cam pays tribute to Marina Lee Abdullah for her sheer grit and courage.  Love is passionate and deep. It...

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