Stateless Indians gain right to be buried as Malaysians!

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The plight of ignorant and uneducated Indians is legendary and deserves sympathy and compassion. From a humanitarian point of view, a caring and compassionate...

Old Malay movies: Reel life and real life

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Soon Chuan Yean reviews Amir Muhammad’s book on old Malay movies and finds that ‘reel life’ in those classic flicks often reflected the ‘real...

Government’s deception of undocumented migrants and refugees

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To promise an amnesty and then to back-track and break those promises does not forge greater trust in the authorities, remarks Angeline Loh. The...

10 reasons why it cannot be business as usual

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With household debt and federal government debt indicators rising and natural resources being depleted, it cannot be business as usual for the Malaysian economy....

Aliran Monthly 32: 3 editor’s note

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With household debt and federal government debt indicators rising and natural resources being depleted, it cannot be business as usual for the Malaysian economy....

The problem with GDP

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Anil Netto explains why GDP growth is a poor measure of economic performance and why we need to move towards ecological economics. Every year,...

How local democracy shut down Japan’s nuclear power plants

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Fearing a public backlash at local polls, no local government would dare to re-start a reactor in their locality now. Anil Netto interviews Ohashi...

Democracy instead of the Fiscal Treaty!

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We need a different approach to tackle the economic crisis, and a different Europe, says the German Association for Critical Social Research. Spring 2012....

Stop intimidation, violence against social and political activism

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Seventy civil society groups have issued a joint statement condemning the recent incidents of political violence and intimidation in the country. We, the undersigned...

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