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...

Perkasa, have your demo before or after 9 July – not on the same...

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The scheduled Walk for Democracy organised by Bersih 2.0 - the election watch dog comprising 62 NGOs - on 9 July 2011 is in...

Malaysia’s electoral system

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Francis Loh reminds us of the unlevel electoral playing field and the Election Commission’s loss of autonomy. Malaysians are well aware of the unlevel...

Ambiga Sreenevasan: International Woman of Courage awardee 2009

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The text of Ambiga Sreenevasan's speech when she received the award. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Our final speaker, Ambiga Sreenevasan, has a...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Are activists more dangerous than criminals?

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The way the police hound and harass activists engaged in social issues gives the impression that these activists are more dangerous than criminals who...

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...

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...

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...

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