Thinking Allowed: The journey of a diamond ring

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

Umno, how much did you spend to bring your crowd?

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Compare the attendance at Umno's 66th anniversary celebration at Bukit Jalil Stadium on 11 May to the Bersih 3.0 turnout. There is simply no...

Thinking Allowed: Fox guarding the chicken coop

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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: ‘WWW’ car number plates

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

Concerned scholars call for fair elections

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A group of 20 Malaysian scholars have called for a level playing field in the coming general election to ensure the result carries greater...

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

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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....

The Good Guy with the Goodies

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'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...

Worker and trade union rights in BN-ruled Malaysia (Part 1)

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In the first of a two-part article, Charles Hector examines how a pro-business government has led to a steady weakening of workers’ rights and...

The rise of valiant women

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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

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

1Malaysia – Continued fragmentation

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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...

Dataran Merdeka – who owns it?

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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...

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