Mahatma, Obama and India

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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’

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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…?

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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