Can ‘Allah’ be monopolised by any community?

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Public intellectuals must raise the voice of reason and take a public stand on this issue even risking their own reputations or careers, says...

Breaking the knot

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Our light-hearted Thinking Allowed column looks at cohabitation, the feudal mentality and the shrinking roti canai.Breaking the knot With cohabitation among couples becoming a...

Jaundiced judiciary

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There has been no shortage of court jesters in the all-year-round judicial circus, observes Martin Jalleh. In 2009, the judiciary allowed her courts (supposed...

Police come under the spotlight

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Put up tent cannot, gather cannot, wear black cannot, hold candles cannot, drink teh tarik also cannot. No wonder the cops have come under...

The “saint” of Sentul

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Yeoh Seng Guan pays tribute to an inspiration for many activists, James Arunasalam (1939-2010), the “saint” of Sentul, who passed away recently. James had...

Moving forwards or backwards?

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That’s the question Martin Jalleh ponders over as he looks back over the last year. It has been a period of fanciful slogans and...

“The most corrupt institution in the country”

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Umno is rotten to the core; it is rotten from its lowest level to the highest, observes Martin Jalleh, echoing the sentiments of many...

Of the Opposition, obstacles, opportunity and oblivion!

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The public has increasingly perceived the fledging PR to be a “fragile”, “feuding”, “fraying” and “faltering” coalition – one that was “not on a...

Stagnant, shaky and startling economy

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Malaysia’s economy has been stagnating for the past decade in the wake of the 1998 Asian financial crisis, observes Martin Jalleh.2009 was a year...

Aliran Monthly 29:11/12 editor’s note

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Is Malaysia moving forward or backwards. That’s the question Martin Jalleh ponders over as he looks back over the last year. It has been...

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