The great U-turn: Rio plus 20

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The landmark summit will be remembered for what it failed to do in a period of severe and multiple crises, not for what it...

The big, bad Indonesian bogeyman

The prospect of a democratic wave sweeping through Malaysia is simply too terrifying for supporters of the status quo over here – hence the...

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...

A different Merdeka Eve

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...

Aliran Monthly 32: 2 editor’s note

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Democracy cannot be restricted to participation in elections every four or five years to a group of ‘professional politicians’ acquiring power. Rather, it should...

Doctors have an obligation to tell it as it is

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When politicians make decisions that have far-reaching adverse consequences on people, doctors have a moral duty to openly challenge such decisions, argues Ronald McCoy. Medicine...

Forging a political contest beyond hudud

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May the democratic process mature into an advocacy based on policy debates, performance delivery and leadership acumen, says Dzulkefly Ahmad. Hudud is a deeply...

Aliran Monthly 32: 9 editor’s note

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Ambiga Sreenevasan turned up in Penang to deliver a long-awaited message at a forum organised by Aliran: free and fair elections are important because...

Aliran Monthly 32: 6 editor’s note

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Man-eating crocs in Sarawak! They have occasionally paralysed villagers with fear. But lurking in the shadows, less visible political and corporate crocodiles have inflicted...

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

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...

Highly likely that electoral fraud will continue

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The Bersih 2.0 Steering Committee has responded to the recommendations of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Electoral Reform. The Parliamentary Select Committee on Electoral...

Granting of citizenship and the electoral rolls

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There seems to be a sudden move by the National Registration Department to register foreigners as citizens, notes Angeline Loh. Many complaints have arisen...

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