Mahatma, Obama and India

Despite his tribute to Gandhi, it is obvious that Obama is promoting skewed development which grinds down the poor, observes Asghar Ali Engineer. Obama...

‘Continuing the people’s aspirations’

Pakatan state chief ministers got together in Shah Alam and came up with a joint resolution that they hoped would further the people's aspirations....

Where have all our funds gone, long time passing…?

A million ringgit in allocations per constituency from the Prime Minister's Department adds up to RM 222 million each year – and that is...

Seksualiti Merdeka 2010: We are family!

Civil society groups have much to do to nurture a better understanding of sexuality rights and gender diversities in the country, say Julian Lee...

Structure of local councils and role of councillors

We need to lobby for all important decisions and minutes of meetings to be made available on both the Penang councils' websites and for...

The Philippines and Penang: The challenge of deepening democracy

It is by thinking up more creative means of engagement, rather than counting more reasons for resignation, that we subvert the sources of our...

Historic pilot local council polls

Penangites turned out enthusiastically to support a civil society initiative towards local democracy, reports Tan Seng Hai. It was a crispy Sunday morning (14...

Aliran Monthly 30:10 editor’s note

In a creative initiative to push for the restoration of local council elections, Penang civil society groups under the Penang Forum held a public...

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