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...

Nobel laureates urge nuclear weapons abolition

Nobel Peace laureates and representatives of Nobel Peace Prize organisations gathered in Hiroshima and came up with a declaration calling for the abolition of...

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...

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...

Colonisation again?

The FTA issue is so serious; and the fact that the Malaysian government is taking it so lightly is alarming, says Sarajun Hoda Abdul...

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...

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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