Aliran ushers in ‘new Malaysia’

The old politics of race and religion should no longer be an obstacle in our long and winding journey to build a new Malaysia,...

So what’s next for Pakatan?

Pas needs an overhaul; Hadi needs to be replaced; and the hegemony of the ulamas needs to be stopped, asserts Faisal S Hazis. The ‘Kajang...

As Najib sways between China and US, many Malaysians seek real change

The emergence of a two party system is key: any ruling government will then be kept on its toes as it will realise it...

Bersih’s court victory a triumph for justice

The High Court decision to dismiss the Putrajaya's claims for damages against Bersih 2.0’s co-chairpersons, Ambiga and A Samad Said, and 13 other committee...

1MDB – still many questions for Najib to answer

The magnitude of the sums involved in the 1MDB financial scandal makes it imperative that the culprit(s) are brought to book, says Henry Loh....

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...

Citizens’ Declaration: A ‘game changer’? A realignment of political forces?

Rather than turn to opposition parties or former Umno-BN leaders for leadership, civil society leaders ought to steer the direction of politics, even while...

Launch of Aliran’s Crackdown Watch

The use of the Sedition Act and other coercive Laws by the Umno-BN government allows it to perpetuate its control of the rakyat, observes...

The Keepers, the Burning House and the Water-Bucket Brigade Line

A house is on fire and villagers are frantically trying to form a bucket brigade line - or more than one. Prema Devaraj describes...

Stop the madness! Allow good sense to prevail

If Aliran founder member Ismail Hashim had been alive today, he would certainly be shaking his head in disapproval over recent disturbing episodes, writes...

On the homeless, lack of academic transparency and human trafficking

Perhaps the Tengku Adnan does not realise that the homeless did not choose the situation they find themselves in, writes Chris Chong. The Federal...

Don’t squander chance to institute far-reaching reforms

We must not let up the pressure on elected officials and always speak truth to power as a way to consolidate democracy in Malaysia,...