A activist-friend of mine alerted me to these thoughts compiled on rsn.org Facts are powerful. This is why autocratic rulers make such an effort to suppress inconvenient truths. (Kenneth Roth) By now we know that, too often, the opposite of...
The local government in a democratic country should enjoy the autonomy and possess the integrity to make its own policies, rules and guidelines, city councillor Khoo Salma Nasution told a full council meeting of the Penang Island City Council...
Aliran invites young people aged 18 to 35 to participate in our Young Writers Workshop with the theme "Youth aspirations and the 14th general election" this weekend 21-22 October 2017 in Penang. The 14th Malaysian general election is coming...
More than two decades before the reformasi movement was unleashed, a small group of Malaysians came together in 1977 to launch a multi-ethnic, multi-religous movement. Initially, they wanted to call the group Liga Reformasi. But that name was rejected...
Zunar stole the limelight when he showed up in blazing pink for the Aliran forum on Defending Freedom of Expression at the Caring Society Complex in Penang last night. The internationally renowned political cartoonist said the pink was a...
A two-day young writers workshop with the theme youth and activism is being held in Penang this weekend. For more information and to register, please go here.
This evening I was at a local fruit vendor's stall and happened to overhear another customer, a young woman, with a child nearby, speaking in Tamil into her cellphone: "I was planning to buy this fruit," she said, "but...
After three silent awareness walks in Penang in recent weeks, over 800 people have signed a petition to handle the population of strays in the state as humanely and kindly as possible. Have a read through the petition and lend...
Update: Peter Chong returned to KL from Pattaya on 16 April 2017. He told police he had gone to Hatyai to find out more about a missing pastor Raymond Koh but was then abducted and brought to Pattaya. What is...
The suggestion by a federal minister that Penang should become a federal territory is ludicrous... or, as constitutional expert Gurdial Singh puts it, "preposterous" and "immature": “You cannot just take over a state. There is no provision for that,” the former...

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