Decentralisation: The way to deepen democracy, promote good governance

In the coming general election, vote the coalition that promises to usher in decentralisation, advises Francis Loh. The GE13 is around the corner. Regardless of...

Battleground Sarawak: The contest for Putrajaya

The election outcome in Sarawak and three other BN ‘fixed deposit’ states will decide whether BN remains at the federal level or PR creates...

Who’s afraid of Anwar Ibrahim?

Far from being discredited in the public eye, ‘DSAI’ has grown much closer to the common people than when Mahathir made him a ‘martyr’...

The Indian dilemma

After 56 years of independence the plight of poor Indian Malaysians has changed very little, laments Dave Anthony. Historical misfortune reduced the South Indians to...

GE13: ‘No-win’ situation for Orang Asli customary land rights?

Recognition and protection of Orang Asli customary land rights, as important as they may be to Orang Asli, do not appear to be on...

Najib’s hunger for Indian Malaysian votes

He is running to the Indian Malaysians to back him up strongly with promises of a better deal for them if the BN is...

Dignity, credibility and Malaysian academia

The majority of academics haven’t exactly been the vanguard of the people or agents for social change, observes Rom Nain. As we finally come up to...

Highest debt in Malaysia’s history!

Martin Jalleh looks at how the BN government has plunged Malaysia deeper into debt due to irresponsible fiscal spending and rampant corruption.

Vote for Democracy – Aliran Monthly 33: 1 editor’s note

Far from being discredited in the public eye, ‘DSAI’ has grown much closer to the common folk than when Mahathir made him a ‘martyr’...

A new dawn within reach

In an open letter, Yeo Yang Poh exhorts Malaysian to move forward and make a change to improve our nation while we can. Dear Fellow...

Najib vows to transform nation – but has failed to change Umno

Martin Jalleh wonders how Najib plans to transform the nation when he has admitted that his own party still needs to change.

Malaysia most vulnerable to an economic storm!

Martin Jalleh surveys analysts' reactions to Najib's cash handouts and populist spending.

Keep in touch