Irene Fernandez – A beacon of light to the downtrodden

Aliran deeply mourns the passing of Irene Fernandez on Monday, 31 March 2014. She was a passionate advocate of justice and human dignity. The...

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...

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...

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...

Kajang voters make us proud

The voters of Kajang have redeemed our hope that change is possible and that our aspirations are achievable, says P Ramakrishnan. PKR won the...

Child rape is rape; no ethnic biases, please

Aliran condemns Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Tunku Jaafar's abhorrent and racist comment that the high incidence of reported child rape among Malays is...

Anwar on Friday. Karpal on Tuesday. Who’s next?

Malaysian courts have brought infamy to the justice system. The way justice has been dished out is nothing short of disgraceful and dishonourable. What...

Badan kehakiman lakukannya!

Mahkamah Rayuan tidak mengecewakan rakyat Malaysia yang berasa ragu-ragu dan yang selalu sangsi terhadap badan kehakiman. (English version below) Keputusan mahkamah yang mendapati Anwar bersalah...

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...

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...

Anwar Ibrahim has to be put away; otherwise, Umno is doomed!

What is important in any hearing is fairness to the accused. But certain judges don’t seem to be very bothered about this principle, says...

Are we heading for emergency rule?

Is that why no action is taken against trouble-makers who whip up ethno-religious sentiment - because unrest is necessary for emergency rule, wonders P...

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