Scandals shock global audience after Apandi puts lid on PM donations probe

Transparency, integrity and good governance principles are thrown out of the window and we Malaysians are expected to simply swallow it, laments Henry Loh....

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...

Divisive RUU355 diverts attention from critical issues

Henry Loh reminds us that corruption and misappropriation of massive sums of money as evident in the 1MDB scandal has not yet registered any...

2018 general election: Clamour for change is strong and palpable

But has the opposition coalition any chance of wresting power from the ruling BN and forming the next federal government, wonders Henry Loh. For...

1MDB, Min, electoral reforms, GE14 prospects, and more

It has been a busy time for civil society groups, including Aliran, with a host of developments competing for attention. Francis Loh rounds up...

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,...

The night when time stood still…

The indecent haste to pass a bill that further erodes the already limited rights of Poca detainees raises questions about the intentions of the...

Creating the change

The change we seek will have to take place on many levels - but each of us must participate for that to happen, writes...

Segregation, moral policing, intolerance reach absurd levels

Henry Loh describes a disturbing trend not even a month after Prime Minister Najib Razak told US President Donald Trump to support moderate progressive...

After the 2018 election, time to consolidate and sustain democracy

While consolidating democracy involves a top-down process of lawmaking and implementation, sustaining democracy is a bottom-up process of checks and balances. Malaysia needs both,...

Ruling a divided Malaysia

Hadi's proposal of an all-Muslim-Malay cabinet is a blatant and dangerous denial of the fact that Malaysia is founded on diverse ethnic communities, cultures...

Religious extremism and bigotry in our midst

We need a big swimming pool, maybe a deep dam, not a launderette, to cleanse all the dirt in our midst, writes Francis Loh....

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