Letter to a dead man about the Occupation of Hope

Rebecca Solnit describes how the death of a Tunisian vegetable seller became the catalyst for the fall of so many dictators in what is...

Aliran makes submissions to PSC on Electoral Reforms

A six-person team from Aliran submitted its concerns on the electoral system to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Electoral Reform yesterday in Penang.Aliran...

Najib’s reform pledge under intense scrutiny

Doubts over Prime Minister Najib's commitment to democratic reform have intensified with this week's passing of the "ironically" named Peaceful Assembly Bill, writes Anil...

Occupy Wall Street rediscovers the radical imagination

The young people protesting in Wall Street and beyond reject the present vain economic order. They have come to reclaim the future, reports David...

14 NGOs meet Penang CM over pressing issues

Penang Forum, a coalition of 14 Penang-based NGOs, had a closed-door meeting with Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng yesterday to discuss pressing issues affecting...

Understanding anti-Malaysianism in Indonesia

Farish A Noor longs to see the day when the political and ideological boundaries between Malaysia and Indonesia will be overcome by a higher...

Penang NGOs deny ‘quietening down’ in state

The "impartiality" of NGOs in Penang, raised in an article in an Umno-linked newspaper that questioned why they have remained silent on many issues,...

Refugee swap deal will worsen situation

There are no safeguards for undocumented migrant and asylum seekers in Malaysia: they're open to arrest and detention in immigration detention centres, says Angeline...

Toying with history again in Malaysia

Farish A Noor advises the scholars who claimed that British Malaya was never truly a colonial construct to take a trip to the library....

‘Gov’t misled public over RM74bn subsidy burden’

The federal government "misled" the public when the Performance, Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) stated it had footed a subsidy bill of RM74bn in...

Mencari manfaat dari sesuatu yang bukan kotor

Bersih 2.0 sudah berkembang dan menjelma menjadi idea dan hasrat sebilangan besar rakyat yang menginginkan kebersihan dalam sistem politik tanah air, ujar Mustafa K...

Why I’m a socialist and will remain one

Unchecked, the current economic order could lead to a global ecological, food or climatic disaster. "This is not the world that I wish to...

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