Arbitrary arrests, false charges against PSM activists

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Over five dozen civil society groups endorsed a memorandum addressed to the Chief Police Officer in Penang to protest against the ludicrous allegations levelled...

Academic consensus on unfair elections

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Lim Teck Ghee reinforces the case for electoral reforms, pointing to an academic consensus of the glaring shortcomings in the system. Many Malaysians may...

Human rights violations against Bersih

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On 4 July 2011, Forum-Asia, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) sent...

Malaysia: A police state

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Tommy Thomas is concerned that we are sliding into a Police State with no place for the Rule of Law. Death threats. Bomb threats....

Aku bersedih

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A poem by Dr Nasir Hashim written after the detention of six PSM activists under the Emergency Ordinance. (The six were subsequently released and...

Concerned Malaysians speak up

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A look back at the vocal reaction by individuals and groups that followed the government's attempt to crack down on the Bersih rally. Ex-Suhakam...

Aliran Monthly 31: 6 editor’s note

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The Bersih 2.0 gathering on 9 July and the crackdown that preceded it captures our attention in this issue. Bersih is, of course, a...

Why the sledge-hammer?

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It looks like if they don’t get you under one law, they will get you under another law. That seems to be the case...

It is a tough time for us

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Rani Rasiah recalls how reason, logic and decency were thrown out of the window and the wildest of fabrications were woven to frighten Malaysians....

What is this country coming to?

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Will the rakyat be able to survive the power of the police - and that of the State, wonders Kee Thuan Chye. What is...

Who’s scaring the ‘rakyat’?

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In all the furore over a peaceful rally for clean, free and fair elections, Malaysians must carefully separate the wheat from the chaff, observes...

Bersih 2.0’s just demands

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Bersih 2.0’s goal is simple, which is to help install a system of elections that is beyond reproach and whose outcomes are unchallengeable, writes...

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