Power tariff hike: Unjust and unfair

TNB’s huge profits for the last few years suggest...

Discard neo-liberal ideology

The rakyat are now suffering under the burden of neo-liberal economic ideology, which Wong Kok Keong says has done more harm than good.  Since...

The “Badawied” political transition

 Johan Saravanamuttu discusses the “Badawied” political transition, during which neither Abdullah Badawi nor Mahathir realised that the rakyat have tired of racial politics.   A...

Conquering and vulnerable: Anwar’s predicament and ours

Khoo Book Teik looks at how Anwar has come to personify many dissident, even conflicting tendencies. His two different images - that of a...

Anwar Ibrahim and the experience of defeat

In an earlier piece, Khoo Boo Teik looks at Anwar’s earlier experience of defeat and analyses the different phases of his public life. Anwar’s...

Like a star: Zaitun “Toni” Kassim 1966-2008

With her sparkle, wit, boundless energy, compassion and principled stand on human rights, Toni appeared like a star across the sky and a song...

Aliran Monthly 28: 5 editor’s note

In our cover story, Khoo Boo Teik looks at how Anwar has come to personify many dissident, even conflicting tendencies. His two...

Refugee voices

It's not often we get to hear refugees speak for themselves about the circumstances that forced them to flee from their homeland and their...

Waste not, dump not

Pakatan state governments must look at alternative options for solid waste management that build on public participation, writes Ong Eu Soon. In July 2007,...

Declaration of the Penang Forum, 13 April 2008

Civil society activists have handed over the Penang Declaration to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, outlining their hopes for more consultation...

Celebrating a lifelong commitment to truth and justice

Francis Loh attended a memorial to honour the late pre-eminent public intellectual, Rustam Sani, who was also an Aliran member. The original invitation from...

Malaysia’s centralised federal system

Compared with those states in other countries using a federal-state system, the constituent states in Malaysia play relatively limited roles in relation to the...

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