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Whither neo-feudalism?

Melayu memang mudah lupa? Election results show that the bold trend among young Malay voters demonstrates a break from the neo-feudal mindset of hutang...

Raped beyond recognition?

The sanctity of the Malaysian ballot has never before been put to such a high level of doubt, as voters' political innocence was violated...

GE13 outcome: A people’s victory

We should not just look at GE13's formal outcome but view it as a continuing process of democratisation, says Johan Saravanamuttu. One should first pose...

Umno’s unpardonable sins against the Malay rakyat

Life under the coconut shell is no longer sustainable. It is time to open our minds and challenge our preconceived notions, says Tota. The general...

Seriously, we need jokes more than ever now that we’ve lost GE13 to corruption!

When the going gets tough, the tough get laughing, says Douglas Teoh. From 6.00pm to 2.00am on 5 May 2013, I was caught in the...

Turbulent skies ahead for Najib’s BN

Losing the popular vote of the rakyat is just one of the many challenges that Najib must face, says Stephen Tan Ban Cheng. Wonders...

BUSTED: Pulau Betong post-election payouts

Aliran received photographs of another round of post-election payouts, this time in the Pulau Betong area, which also comes under the Balik Pulau parliamentary...

EXPOSED: Post-election payouts in Penang

Following tip-offs from the public, an Aliran special investigation team checked out a shoplot in Penang and came away astounded by what was happening...

Um . . who’s calling who?

In this poem, Cecil Rajendra takes to task a certain race-based party for labelling others as racists. It should take a long hard look...

Syabas, Penangites for not succumbing to vote-buying

Martin Jalleh congratulates Penangites for standing firm in rejecting vote-buying tactics ahead of the general election.

Malapportionment of constituencies

Serious malapportionment of voters in the various state and parliamentary constituencies in Sarawak undermines the democratic principle of one person one vote, asserts Andrew...

An implosion in the offing!

Without a clear and clean national aspiration that resonates with all Malaysians, BN is on its last legs, says K Haridas. What was to...

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