Seven reasons why Malaysians are struggling to put food on the table

Anil Netto suggests seven reasons why Malaysians are struggling to put food on the table – which could have a bearing on the outcome...

Aliran Monthly 33: 9 editor’s note: Higher food prices a key issue in Kajang...

The Kajang by-election on 23 March is fast approaching. And the higher cost of living, especially soaring food prices, is proving to be a...

Unexceptional case with exceptional interest

Why didn't the prosecution appeal as soon as the verdict was given, which is normally the case, wonders Hishamuddin Yahaya. With regard to Dato...

Karpal Singh – a victim of political persecution

Aliran is outraged by the shocking verdict that convicted Karpal Singh of sedition. If what he had said during the 2009 constitutional crisis after...

Anwar Ibrahim has to be put away; otherwise, Umno is doomed!

What is important in any hearing is fairness to the accused. But certain judges don’t seem to be very bothered about this principle, says...

Are we heading for emergency rule?

Is that why no action is taken against trouble-makers who whip up ethno-religious sentiment - because unrest is necessary for emergency rule, wonders P...

An open letter of apology (and hope) to East Malaysians

Douglas Teoh says sorry to Sabahans and Sarawakians for the fissure in relating to one another as human beings who are equal in the...

Bangsa Malaysia: Our citizenship defined

With the jarring inequalities and discrimination targeted at some Malaysian communities, can we really blame those who pursue greener pastures elsewhere, asks Syerleena Abdul...

With rise of internet-savvy communities, censorship no longer effective

Intellectual embargos and absolute censorship are far less effective than literate intellectualism and sound moral logic in keeping society on a level course, observes...

The Rakyat expect political leaders to be statesmen

But we cannot wait for our leaders to become statesmen; it may be in vain. Our best bet would be to rely on our...

The dark treacherous road to Putrajaya

Rafizi Ramli is right; the Kajang by-election will be a game-changer - but not in the manner that he thinks, says Azmil Tayeb. ...
Mahathir dreaming

Time to move on: Beyond Mahathir’s Old Politics

Mahathir, stuck in his framework of Old Politics, is wrong in his conception of human beings – we are fluid, dynamic, and capable of...

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