Najib’s new cabinet

There had been speculation that the new cabinet would be smaller than the previous one. Well, it’s smaller in the sense there are 28...

Nizar elected, BN rejected; fresh Perak elections needed

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

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...

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?...

The arrogance of the majority

The suspension of the MP for Puchong for one year on 16 March 2009 demonstrated that logic and procedure are not important as long...

Perak Speaker’s case: Declare a mistrial

It was another day of absurdity in the annals of the judiciary when Judicial Commissioner Ridwan Ibrahim incomprehensibly ruled on 11 March 2009 to...

People’s hope in the judiciary has been misplaced

Confronted by crisis in Perak, the people had reason to believe that the judiciary would be our last hope for justice to prevail. That...

Hillary in Asia: Can America make-over its image?

As Obama seeks to define the new image of the new America that hopes to play the role of honest broker and equal partner...

Drop ISA charges against RPK

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

The political game must end

Democracy is in crisis in Perak. When politicians don’t respect the democratic process...

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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