Be a good journalist or don’t be one at all

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Journalists have great power, and with that, comes great responsibility. So they should really be good journalists, or not join the profession at all,...

Rajakumar and his struggle for a just society

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Rajakumar was a force for keeping activists focused on their points of ideological convergence. Garry Rodan reviews a book written by Tan Pek Leng....

Years of living precariously in Malaysia

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Mustafa K Anuar comes up with a tongue-in-cheek take of some of the weird things happening in the country. Malaysians are living in the...

Time for change

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It is janji tidak ditepati - think of the rampant corruption, rotten education standards and faltering national unity. And so, it is our duty...

High stakes general election

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Penangites flocked to listen to Bersih 2.0 co-chair Ambiga Sreenevasan speak on the crucial issues that surround the coming general election. Anil Netto has...

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...

On revisiting Gandhi

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Power should be based only on people’s unity, which in turn should be based on justice on the one hand and people’s dignity and...

Albert Luthuli

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Alan Paton pays tribute to the legendary Chief Albert Luthuli, the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize winner, for his role in the non-violent struggle against...

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...

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