Understanding the ‘Allah’ controversy

 The attacks on nine church properties and a Sikh temple since last Friday come in the wake of the controversy over the use of...

The sorry fate of Sarawak’s rivers

The seemingly powerful rivers of Sarawak have been deeply affected by the state government’s unsustainable development policies, reports Tomasz Johnson. It is not...

4,000 workers go on strike in Rangoon

Burma, 6 March 2010 - In the latest escalation of labour tensions in Burma, around 4,000 factory workers at an industrial estate on the...

Lady Baba does Hulu Selangor

A light-hearted look at the recent Hulu Selangor by-election through the eyes of a dim-witted alien visitor, Lady Baba. Part One...

How Goldman gambled on starvation

Speculators set up a casino where the chips were the stomachs of millions. What does it say about our system that we can...

Kofi Annan urges Asean to find common solutions

4 March -- The Asean Secretariat today received another high-profile visitor: the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, H E Kofi Annan. In a...

Death sentence highlights risks for migrants

The death sentence imposed on a young Sri Lankan migrant workers has generated renewed focus on the issue of Asian migrant workers getting a...

Local democracy at work

There is no guarantee that those elected as civil society nominees in the Penang Forum elections on 14 November will be appointed municipal councillors...

“Don’t tell us how to pray,” Borneo states say

The debate over whether to allow non-Muslims to use the term “Allah” is currently being determined in the peninsula, but it is the people...

Umno and the average Malay

In her 27 years as an academic in USM, Aliran's Maznah Mohamad studied Malays in general and Umno in particular. She argues that today,...

What are you fighting for?

That's the question, Shazwan Mustafa Kamal poses to the protesters and those responsible for the arson attacks on three churches today.  This goes out...

Recalling Gandhi’s wise sayings

A collection of memorable sayings from the man who liberated India from colonial rule, Mahatma Gandhi. You can find more of the Mahatma's wise...

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