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 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...

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....

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...

Ghost of ISA, Operasi Lalang 1987 continues to haunt nation

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Two years after the Prime Minister announced the repeal of the ISA, his administration has resurrected detention without trial. Kasthuri Patto recalls the suffering...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

Moving away from the consociational model in Malaysia?

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Malaysians should realise that the consociational model has broken down and all future challenges and solutions should come from Malaysians directly working with one...

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