Review of ‘Palace, Political Party and Power’

Greg Lopez reviews Kobkua Suwannathat-Pian's book 'Palace, Political Party and Power: A Story of the Socio-Political Development of Malay Kingship'. Singapore: NUS Press, 2011....

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....

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...

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....

Do we need a law for peaceful assembly?

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

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...

Francis Loh takes over as Aliran president as Rama steps down

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

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...

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...

Ministry of Education – or Miseducation?

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

The relevance of Tagore today

A future of rich cultural diversity, acceptance of each other’s culture, can be greatly helped by going back to the genius and creativity of...

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