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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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...