Budget 2011 for big boys, civil servants

From the listed projects, it appears that we are returning to the era of mega high-status, expensive projects which will provide little value-added to...

Women judges and sharia

Why have conditions been laid down in the case of the two Malaysian women judges? Is it not sheer male prejudice against women, wonders...

The man who fought for justice

When D R Seenivasagam passed away in 1969, some 150,000 people lined the streets of Ipoh to bid him a touching final farewell. Who...

The speech that wasn’t delivered

P Ramakrishnan was supposed to deliver this address at an anti-ISA vigil in Penang on 1 August 2010, but before he could speak, four...

Comprehensive policy, action plan needed

At the end of a landmark conference on gender justice, a declaration calling for a comprehensive policy and action plan on gender was presented...

What are we mainstreaming into?

Prema Devaraj warns that gender mainstreaming alone will not bring about gender equality as oppression manifests itself in many ways. Gender equality has to...

Political solutions to the gender gap

Gender equality is about both women and men. It is not a women’s agenda but a social justice agenda, says Chong Eng, adding that...

Good governance and gender equality

Francis Loh reports on a landmark two-day conference in Penang that looked at where we are in the struggle for gender justice. Congratulations to...

From Esplanade to Jelutong

An impromptu anti-ISA vigil to mark the 50th anniversary of the ISA was held outside the Jelutong Police Station in Penang for a good...

Candles & T-shirts vs Batons & Guns

The lop-sided nature of the face off is reflected in Ms Batek's poem, which contrasts the baton-toting police with the candle-bearing protesters. we have...

Aliran Monthly 30: 7 editor’s note

This issue focuses on women, the gender gap and the quest for gender equality. Francis Loh reports on a landmark conference in Penang on...

Are the police sabotaging the BN?

Ordinary Malaysians are not naive: they see the difference between the police treatment of the pro-ISA group and the anti-ISA activists and they understand...

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