Najib has taken the rakyat for a ride!

The much-heralded reforms promised by Najib to bring us into a new era of liberalism has exploded in the face of the rakyat as...

Withdraw the draconian Peaceful Assembly Bill!

Given the more restrictive features of the newly proposed Peaceful Assembly Bill 2011, Aliran calls on the government to withdraw the undemocratic bill unconditionally...

Francis Loh takes over as Aliran president as Rama steps down

Dr Francis Loh has taken over as Aliran president after P Ramakrishnan decided to step down at the 35th annual general meeting of the...

Unscrupulous actions, unethical behaviour

Wild tales are being told and blatant lies are being spread with impunity. What is being done is to deliberately create uneasiness, anger and...

Nazri talking through his hat!

Nazri has given expression to the saying, “Talking through the hat!” That was what he was doing when he rather foolishly commented on the...

Perverse logic, baffling statement

Thinking Malaysians must be bewildered by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhiddin Yassin's statement with reference to the Penang Chief Minister’s son who is...

The shackling of Prof Abdul Aziz Bari and academic freedom

Aliran is outraged by the reported suspension of the constitutional law expert, Professor Abdul Aziz Bari, of the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)....

Gutter politics – utterly disgusting

Resorting to utter gutter politics is akin to swimming in the cesspool without a care. That’s how those faceless pro-Umno bloggers who spun a...

What has happened to our rule of law?

While we are somewhat relieved that the Barisan government had decided to drop the charges against the 30 PSM members, the issues surrounding their...

It was People Power that finished off the ISA

Prime Minister Najib Razak's announcement that the ISA and the Emergency Ordinance would be repealed has taken the nation by surprise. He also announced...

Charles Hector: Case update and Legal Defence Fund

Charles Hector, human rights defender, is in the midst of a hugely significant legal suit initiated by Asahi Kosei (M) Sdn Bhd. We present...

Double standards in Australia-Malaysia refugee swap deal

Aliran is dismayed that the most fundamental requirements of refugee protection, especially the basic human rights of all refugees, is not covered by the...