Have a heart: Don’t privatise IJN

Aliran is alarmed that the Barisan Nasional is in the final stages of negotiations that would allow Sime Darby to acquire a stake in...

Minister should resign for abusing his powers

Judge Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad of the Shah Alam High Court joins the ranks of the brave – who unfortunately are not many...

Barack Obama’s election offers a lesson

Aliran applauds the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. It was a stunning victory that recorded...

A new America? Let’s shut Guantanamo first, please

Obama should realise that the War on Terror has been nothing more than a blanket excuse used by the governments of Southeast Asia...

No, neo-colonialism is never the answer

Today, the structures of colonial rule persist with colonial era-inspired laws such as Malaysia’s Internal Security Act still in place; and the ruling elite...

Race and Islam

A row was sparked off by the nomination of a Chinese Malaysian woman – Low Siew Moi – as the head of a state...

Why is the BN government sidelining the courts?

Aliran is alarmed that the BN government is totally ignoring the courts and resorting to the obnoxious ISA to terrorise concerned citizens. We have...

Last vigil on Friday and commemoration on Sunday

The sixth and last Abolish ISA vigil will be held in Penang on Friday night, 17 October, at 9.00pm in front of the Dewan...

JBJ – A man of honour and integrity

Today Singaporeans will bid farewell to an iconic symbol of a fighting spirit that had stood up for democracy and human rights, paying every...

The ISA is evil; ISA must go!

It is outrageous that Raja Petra has been sent to the Kamunting Detention Centre to serve his two-year detention under the Internal Security Act....