Democracy at work: Empowering people

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In a unique experiment, ordinary people were provided with a means to express their preference and their feedback was taken seriously, reports Henry Loh....

‘Say No to Racism’ workshop

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Lucia Lai reports on an anti-racism workshop in Penang that hopes to campaign for the pulling down of the barriers that divide us. Aliran...

The ups and downs of Islamic education in Malaysia

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Islamic education will continue to be a hotly contested ground for the foreseeable future as the struggle to shape the minds and save the...

People power – or money rules?

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Dave Anthony says that an escape clause should be inserted into contracts to ensure that corporate projects unfriendly to the people and/or the environment...

Aliran Monthly 32: 8 editor’s note

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This issue focuses on various markers of identity: regional, ethnic, religious and gender. In our cover story, Faizal S Hazis says that the people of...

From the ‘Borneo Agenda’ to a ‘People’s Agenda’

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In our cover story, Faisal S Hazis says that the people of Sabah and Sarawak need a government that puts people at the forefront...

Suaram witch-hunt farce: Who has the Western connections?

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Along with scores of other NGOs, Aliran has endorsed a joint campaign 'Stand up for Suaram'. The campaign aims to mobilise support for Suaram...

Aliran condemns slur on Muslims, urges dialogue

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We refer to the low-budget movie 'Innocence of Muslims' that was made by a 'Sam Bacile', which depicted the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in a...

Suaram hounded, harassed for trying to expose corruption

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The only crime committed by Suaram – it seems - it had dared to expose the massive corruption involving the Ministry of Defence when...

What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, Tun

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Isn't Mahathir, in his desperation to ensure the BN remains in power forever, indulging in undemocratic actions to deny the opposition the space and...

A different Merdeka Eve

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Unlike previously, this year's official celebrations unfolded with government politicians casting a keen eye towards having to recapture lost ground in the imminent general...

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