Why the indecent haste in making laws?

What we witnessed in Parliament recently suggests that the process of democratisation in Malaysia has slowed down if not gone into reverse gear, observes...

What a way to usher in Year of the Goat!

Many are still reeling from the Federal Court’s judgment on Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case, observes Prema Devaraj. Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! It was...

From Park(ing) Day, to Bersih 4, to Pakatan Harapan

Francis Loh discusses reclaiming public spaces, consolidating the autonomous public sphere and promoting new politics. Park(ing) Day Dateline: 19 Sept 2015. It’s Park(ing) Day. What’s...

Aayoh… so terrible these people!

Amidst the doom and gloom around the nation with 1MDB, TPP and the crackdown on activists, Prema Devaraj finds pockets of hope. At various...

Getting out of our political haze

The prospects for change will depend on how the Opposition is able to gain support and partnerships in the Borneo states of Sabah and...

Young Writers make their debut

Say hello to the new young writers! Chris Chong highlights a few of the articles produced by participants of the second Aliran Young Writers...

Where has all the money gone? Who is probing 1MDB debacle, RM2.6bn ‘donation’?

Shall we form yet another special committee, wonders Francis Loh. Once again, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has declared, this time in New York,...

Living seditiously in Malaysia

All is indeed not well in this beloved country of our as restlessness mounts over sedition arrests, the higher cost of living and religious...

Malaysia at a crossroads

As the journey continues, there are times when the country’s downward spiral seems endless but we must not stop voicing our concerns and pushing...

Another midnight shocker: National Security Council Bill

The bill is shocking because it will confer on the prime minister excessive powers in matters of national security, says Christopher Chong. First a...

1MDB, dress codes and Malaysia in transition

Our fervent wish and hope is that the restructuring process in both state and society would eventually advance the democratisation process, writes Ngu Ik...

Anwar, Altantuya, aurat, Ismail Sabri – Whither justice in 1Malaysia?

By proclaiming that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan is a credible witness, in the face of the commonsense counter arguments offered by Anwar's defence team,...