Category: Civil society

The KL protest begins

This was at KL Sentral at around 2.00pm – ahead of the Sogo protest at around 3.30pm or 4.00pm.

Aksi bermula mahasiswa sedang duduk #bantahGST di KL Sentral.Ayuh semua, jumpa 4.00 petang ni#KitaLawan #UndurNajib

Posted by Kita Lawan on Friday, 27 March 2015

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89 anti-GST protesters arrested

About 80 people were arrested at an anti-GST protest at the Customs complex in Kelana Jaya this evening. Several more were arrested late tonight; they were among a crowd holding vigil outside the Kelana Jaya Police Station tonight.

The crowd outside the police station are chanting, “Hidup, Hidup, Bantah, Bantah!”

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Live – 10000 throng Kita Lawan rally in KL

Photograph: Latheefa Koya
Photograph: Latheefa Koya

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What now, after Anwar Ibrahim’s imprisonment?

Now that Anwar Ibrahim has been incarcerated, what will happen to the quest for reforms? Will it be derailed? Obviously, some people are hoping that this will be the case.

public forum the scenario after anwar's imprisonment

Anwar may have been the catalyst for the unleashing of the reformasi movement when he was arrested in 1997. But the quest for reforms began much earlier, decades earlier in fact. (more…)

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Inspiring the young to write about deepening democracy

Aliran Young Writers Workshop 1 Penang

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…)

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