Gross mismanagement, glaring corruption

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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...

Aliran Monthly 31:11 editor’s note

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

Do we need a law for peaceful assembly?

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The Bill aimed at allowing peaceful assembly – a right guaranteed by the Constitution – ends up restricting further whatever public space that is...

BN following the dinosaurs

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If the BN is judged obsolete and irrelevant to present-day Malaysia, it will not be the fault of the Opposition or the rakyat, but...

Francis Loh takes over as Aliran president as Rama steps down

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Dr Francis Loh has taken over as Aliran president after P Ramakrishnan decided to step down at the 35th annual general meeting of the...

Ministry of Education – or Miseducation?

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The education system needs to be revamped and a good starting point would be to remove the purview of education from politicians, writes Angry...

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