Lifting of the ban and the release of 13 ISA detainees

Dato Seri Najib’s lifting of the ban imposed on two opposition publications on 23 March 2009 and the release of 13 ISA deatinees reminded...

Michael Jackson: The talent, the tragedy and the triumph

Michael Jackson brought magic into music and even dared us to look at the “Man in the Mirror” – but he would also literally...

Drop ISA charges against RPK

Aliran would like to echo the plea of secretary-general Jean-Francois Julliard of Reporters...

Election Commission’s decision ultra vires

The Election Commission has no inherent powers to decide whether  a vacancy has occurred in a constituency. It has no discretionary authority to override...

Ganesan’s presence caused State Assembly ruckus

The claim by self-proclaimed Speaker of the Perak State Assembly, R Ganesan, that he had no choice but to summon the police into the...

No more comedy of errors, please!

Judicial Commissioner Ridwan Ibrahim did the right thing in withdrawing himself from hearing the two cases against Perak Speaker V Sivakumar. It is the...

Karpal cannot be faulted

Is there a pattern in the way the Opposition is being targeted? Is this going to be the new strategy to contain the Opposition?...

Abuse of Sri Lankan asylum seekers and refugees

Human rights group Suaram has made a shocking claim that four Sri Lankan embassy officials were at the Pekan Nanas Immigration Detention Centre (IDC),...

The time of reckoning will come

The Court of Appeal's ruling as to who the legitimate Menteri Besar is has not in any way resolved the political crisis that the...

Stretching absurdity to the extreme!

Aliran is appalled by the statement of Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar...

Nizar elected, BN rejected; fresh Perak elections needed

The Barisan Nasional has suffered four deadly blows in a row. Umno has...

Treatment of Rohingya and Bangladeshi ‘boat people’ in Asia

A string of civil society groups from across the region have expressed grave concern about the treatment of over a thousand Rohingyas from Burma...

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