Threats to freedom of religion or belief in Malaysia

Although the Malaysian constitution guarantees freedom of religion, many Malaysians continue to face serious and systemic religious intolerance, observe Aliran and Suaram. Malaysia has...

Rededicating ourselves to the cause of Justice, Freedom, Solidarity

As Aliran completes its transition from Aliran Monthly to aliran.com, we join hands with our faithful friends, supporters and readers in rededicating ourselves to...

MH370: Shattering news comes as a thunder-bolt

The Prime Minister's announcement that MH370 must have gone down in the southern Indian Ocean comes as a thunder-bolt – suddenly and shockingly. After...

Malaysiakini, FZ Daily denied publishing permits: Are we so easily ‘confused’?

The Home Ministry’s denial of publishing permits for Malaysiakini and FZ Daily is a gross affront to the people's democratic right to freedom of...

PPS arrests: Aliran calls for an explanation

Aliran is appalled at the arrests of 155 members of the Penang Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) after the Merdeka parade yesterday. Penang state exco...

Prime Minister must speak out now!

He must act as the leader of all Malaysians regardless of their religion and ethnic backgrounds. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak must...

Stop bullying human rights defenders; remove Comango ban

Aliran notes with dismay the declaration by the Home Ministry's secretary-general that the Coalition of Malaysian NGOs, Comangos, is an ‘unlawful organisation’. The secretary-general...

Karpal Singh – a victim of political persecution

Aliran is outraged by the shocking verdict that convicted Karpal Singh of sedition. If what he had said during the 2009 constitutional crisis after...

Hold thorough, independent probe on MH17 tragedy

Aliran is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of MH17 being brought down over a conflict zone in the Ukraine. This tragedy...

Bigotry, zealotry giving Islam a bad name

Some bigots and zealots acting in the name of Islam have brought disrepute to a religion known for its tolerance and accommodation. Some 50...

Kajang by-election: Unholy haste to fix Anwar Ibrahim

The dates insisted upon by the Court of Appeal are on the eve of nomination day for the Kajang by-election. It is conceded that...

Will they be seduced by money or remain true to their conscience?

No one can predict how the controversial Selangor Menteri Besar issue will be solved. It is very murky. There can be many possibilities but...

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