Stop harassing human rights defenders

On the world stage, Prime Minister Najib Razak promotes himself as the leader of a Global Movement of Moderates espousing the rhetoric of ‘universal...

Ushering in 2012 with bloodied action against students

Aliran condemns the high-handed and uncalled-for police action at the dawn of the New Year against university students championing a cause that merits the...

The Temiar blockade, arrests in Gua Musang

Aliran is appalled by the arrests of 13 Temiar protesters and a lawyer in Gua Musang yesterday over the local community’s attempted blockade to...

Reforming MACC: Tickled by PM’s two-thirds poser

Aliran is tickled by the Prime Minister's so-called pledge that he would give more bite to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) if voters hand...

Lust for power sustained through ISA

Twenty five years ago, Malaysia witnessed what one person could do to sustain his lust for power. His unabated lust for power unleashed the...

They are going to convict Anwar – that is certain!

What wasn’t expected surprisingly happened. The High Court acquitted and discharged Anwar. That decision took everyone by surprise and they hoped that it would...

A year of institutional violence

As we observe Human Rights Day, Angeline Loh looks back at a year that has seen an upsurge of institutionalised and other violence. There...

Slippery slope to lawlessness

Aliran is shocked by Deputy Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar’s glib reaction to the 10 May protest by Malaysian Small and Medium Entrepreneurs...

Don’t bribe us with our money! Malaysians are not that stupid

The Prime Minister seems to be playing Santa Claus. He is very generously dishing out goodies from seemingly bottomless coffers, convinced that Malaysians are...

Bersih 3.0 di Padang Kota Lama, Pulau Pinang

Gabungan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih 2.0), terdiri daripada 84 NGO seluruh negara, menganjur satu bantahan duduk di Dataran Merdeka pada hari Sabtu, 28hb...

The Rafizi arrest: Blowing off the messenger

Aliran condemns the arrest of Parti Keadilan Rakyat strategic director Mohd Rafizi Ramli under section 97(1) of the Banks and Financial Institutions Act (Bafia),...

Of regime change and democracy in Malaysia

Aliran is troubled by ex-premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad's recent prediction in warning Prime Minister Najib Razak that Israel and the United States were “conspiring...

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