In defence of – the right to a fair trial

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Cases are often closed when suspects are shot dead by police or detained without trial. Is this what Malaysians want, wonders Charles Hector. It...

‘Allah’ case: Seeds of harmony and seeds of mass destruction in appeals court judgments

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We need the best brains in the land and the Bar Council to hold a watching brief at the Federal Court to protect the...

Racial profiling laws?

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There are not only elements of anti-democracy in the bills to be passed this parliamentary sitting, but they are also easily open to abuses...

The Allah decision is wrong in constitutional law

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The three judgments are poorly reasoned, the law misread and the conclusions reached would baffle any right-thinking student anywhere in the common law, says...

Comedy of errors at Chogm

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When the British PM started hurling the first 'rock', he forgot to anticipate that it could boomerang and return to smash Britain's own 'glass...

Aliran condemns passing of PCA Amendments Bill

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Aliran is appalled at the manner in which the proposed amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (PCA) have been bulldozed through parliament....

The Allah controversy: At the religious fault lines

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This ‘Allah’ episode has showcased the paranoia of the ruling elites over the possibility of losing their grip over the majority community, observes Teo...

Is the BN preparing for GE14?

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The BN is taking serious precautions to remain in power by imposing repressive laws after it narrowly escaped being consigned to opposition ranks at...

Is the BN preparing for GE14? – Aliran Monthly 33: 7 editor’s note

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In our cover story, P Ramakrishnan says the BN government appears to be preparing the ground for GE14 by introducing repressive new laws to...

Courts continue to ignore rights of Christian minority

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The Christian community in Malaysia is gravely dismayed and very disappointed by the decision of the Court of Appeal to uphold the power of...

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