Post-Anwar trial bounce for opposition

With the distracting circumstances surrounding the Anwar trial removed, politicians can focus on the real issues confronting Malaysia: corruption, rising national debt, declining energy...

Not a great day for justice

The days have long gone when we should be excited at something which was the norm in Malaysia from independence until the 1980s: true...

Reform or inertia? It’s gone past that by now

Can Malaysia reform in time? Farish Noor believes change will happen; whether it comes from within or without. Or perhaps from both ends at...

The government doth protest too much

There’s simply no way of overstating the important role that young people play in affecting change in society. The sooner we acknowledge this the...

Two books to be launched in Penang

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The Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, along with Aliran, Suaram and Sembang-Sembang, is organising a book launch of Syed Husin Ali's memoirs and...

Apabila pelajar menggenggam hak politiknya

Kemunculan seorang insan bernama Adam Adli merupakan satu peringatan kepada kita akan era silam pergerakan mahasiswa tanah air di mana kebebasan berfikir, keprihatinan dan...

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...

They don’t seem to have a clue!

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BN leaders don’t seem to have a clue about the grim outlook of the global economy and how it will affect Malaysia. Jeyakumar Devaraj...

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...

Malaysia’s reputation tarnished in Australian court

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The Australian courts blocked a refugee swap deal with Malaysia, for which Tommy Thomas is thankful. The merits of the case, he notes, would...

Redefining the meaning of No. 1

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Rather than focusing on maximising GDP growth, wouldn't it be better if we strive to improve social outcomes to enhance contentment and enrich human...

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