Gross mismanagement, glaring corruption

A change of government would mean prudent spending, better governance and an end to repressive laws, says P Ramakrishnan. This is a rich country....

Continuity and discontinuity: Prof Zainal Kling and Malaysian history

It is up to the people of Malaysia to determine the accuracy of contested versions of history. There is no other way, no basis...

Stop nuclear power plan

Civil society organisations from Japan, South Korea, Australia and Malaysia have called on the government of Malaysia to stop its nuclear power development plan....

Short cuts

In Uganda, the opposition announced that it would resort to a novel form of protest: its members would walk to work, writes Mahmood Mamdani....

The monarchy: What is Mahathir up to?

We reproduce a commentary by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman about then premier Mahathir's relationship with the Rulers in 1990. I must express my...

What would Gandhi think of our world today?

Recalling Gandhi's legacy, Marina Mahathir calls on us to make use of the power that we all have to insist that we be ruled...

Messing around with Malaysian higher education

Zaharom Nain notes that as long as the rigid feudal politically and racially-tainted civil structure remains, there is little hope of stemming the rot...

Letter to a dead man about the Occupation of Hope

Rebecca Solnit describes how the death of a Tunisian vegetable seller became the catalyst for the fall of so many dictators in what is...

Towards a bankrupt Malaysia?

Subramaniam Pillay looks at the worrying rising trend of federal government debt and wonders if Malaysia will go bankrupt. At our current rate of...

Aliran Monthly 31:11 editor’s note

In our cover story, P Ramakrishnan provides a litany of gross mismanagement and glaring corruption in government spending. The money squandered could have been...

MTUC nationwide picket against Employment Act amendments

Anil Netto reports on the MTUC’s nationwide picket against amendments to the Employment Act last month. Almost a thousand people in Prai braved a...

Victim advocacy: The need to move forward

Bad news comes in the form of worrying sexual crime statistics. Prema Devaraj highlights the importance of providing opportunities for victims to articulate their...

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