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Continued disillusionment or evolution?

Unless race-based politics is substituted with real justice, fairness and equity, the only thing left of the BN would be Umno, says K Haridas...

What betrayal?

Was there an agreement before the general election? Did Chinese Malaysians actually promise the BN their votes ahead of time, asks P Ramakrishnan. Discredited politicians...

Musings on GE13

The people have spoken clearly through the ballot box. The big question is: can BN evolve to retain 47 per cent of the popular...

BINGO! Photos show payouts linked to BN winning seats

Continuing our expose, we present compelling photographic evidence that the post-polls payouts in Penang were linked to state seats which the BN had won....

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...

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