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

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

Stem the tide of frustration over education

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We must harness our people’s talent and use them fully to propel the nation forward to achieve its noble goals, says Tih Seong Pin. I...

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...

The dark treacherous road to Putrajaya

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

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...

Pseudo-theory on origins of the ‘Malay race’

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A new 'Malay race' theory reveals the rise of folk-scholars ready to deploy racialised historiographies in the service of a political hegemony, observes Lilianne...

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

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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...
Mahathir dreaming

Time to move on: Beyond Mahathir’s Old Politics

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

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...

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

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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...

The Rakyat expect political leaders to be statesmen

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

Karpal Singh – a victim of political persecution

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

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