The Good Guy with the Goodies

'Inspired' by Najib's spree of handouts, People Watch was prompted to write this little poem.‘PM: Don’t idolise the bad guys’ (The Star, 12...

Eastern butts, western demo?

Mustafa K Anuar argues that civilised and uncivilised behaviour defies labelling western or eastern; in fact such behaviour whether positive or negative cuts across...

Thinking Allowed: The journey of a diamond ring

Inspired by fashion accessories that stirred a storm, Dangerous Journey put pen to paper and rustled up three short poems.A RM72 million diamond...

Thinking Allowed: Fox guarding the chicken coop

Worrisome takes a light-hearted look at Najib's takeover of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry after Shahrizat's fall from grace.To a query...

Thinking Allowed: Banish Ambiga?

Pro-Ambiga takes to task the 'nerds' who have been giving Ambiga Sreenevasan a hard time.Umno-dominated BN has no ethics, morality or good values....

Thinking Allowed: ‘WWW’ car number plates

In the rest of the world, ‘WWW’ stands for 'World Wide Web' but in Bolehland, it stands for 'Wealth Without Work', writes Sickos.It...

1Malaysia – Continued fragmentation

K Haridas looks at Najib’s ‘1Malaysia’ slogan and wonders how different it is from Mahathir’s ‘Wawasan 2020’ and Badawi’s ‘Islam hadhari’ buzz-words. Can we...

Examining ‘middlepowermanship’ in Malaysian foreign policy

Benny Teh reviews a book by Johan Saravanamuttu that takes a look at the various phases in the first 50 years of Malaysian foreign...

The rise of valiant women

At a time when some of us might bemoan and feel helpless in the face of an oppressive political culture, Dave Anthony says we...

Aliran Monthly 32: 5 editor’s note

In our cover story, Mustafa K Anuar argues that civilised and uncivilised behaviour defies labelling western or eastern; in fact such behaviour whether positive...

Dataran Merdeka – who owns it?

The powers-that-be must get it into their thick heads that the whole country, every inch of it, belongs to the people, asserts Tota.Over...

Irshad Manji. What is in her books? Is our faith so fragile?

As Manji rightly says, God’s post is already filled and there is no vacancy. So let’s stop playing God, reiterates Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan....

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