The second Aliran Young Writers Workshop in Penang over the last weekend has unleashed the the potential of more socially conscious young writers, who are set to light up the writing scene. (more…)
What happens when you put a group of youths in a room over the weekend, with plenty of coffee, and ask them to come up with an article ready for publication? Not just on any topic but on issues facing the nation. How do they grab the readers’ attention from the first paragraph and ensure that their writing is coherent, concise, engaging and readable? (more…)
Feeling disturbed by the arrest and two-day remand of human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen over a tweet regarding Jakim.
— BERSIH 2.0 (@bersih2) January 13, 2015
Ever fancied writing about current issues? Aliran is organising a series of four writing workshops for youths (18-35) on various topics.
Those interested, may register online. Click on the image below for more details.
Gerak Hapuskan Akta Hasutan (GHAH), along with Tasik Gelugor Pas, is holding a forum on mainland Penang tomorrow night.
Close to a hundred civil society groups have rallied around the 25 moderate Muslims who had called for a public discourse on Islamic laws within the framework of the Constitution.
Read the full letter by the 25 moderate Muslims (one of the original 25 has withdrawn).
Syabas, people of Malaysia!
This polls ends at 5.00pm today.
Here’s is the reformist Najib speaking:
And the ultimate ‘gostan’.
What a letdown.
Blog reader Ed G writes:
The ISA was enacted in 1960 after Malayan independence. The then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, defined the purpose of the act as to “be used solely against the communists… My Cabinet colleagues and I gave a solemn promise to Parliament and the nation that the immense powers given to the government under the ISA would never be used to stifle legitimate opposition and silence lawful dissent”. (more…)