The new premises of the Women's Centre for Change at 241 Burma Road was officially opened today. http://youtu.be/p4D-IPfMAxA Cloudy weather and then pouring rain did not put off the crowd who had gathered to participate in the celebration. The previous centre...
The majestic Democracy Tree that has now entered the annals of Ipoh folklore Photos by Jong (click to expand) The raintree stands tall providing shade as the Perak State Assembly convenes an emergency sitting in the open air amidst the...
The Penang Forum Steering Committee had a meeting with the Chief Minister last month to raise issues of concern. In the interest of transparency, the Steering Committee have come up with a report summarising the discussions that took place...
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2264755&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2263465&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Videos courtesy of Sivin Kit, who was at the vigil last night. He says, "After reading the rules for the gathering, I realised by lighting the candle I was in fact breaking the rule as I spoke. But then...
Farmers are under increasing pressure from multinational corporations, which in many parts of the world are planning to take control over the entire food production and distribution chain. This leaves farmers at the mercy of these MNCs for seeds,...
Thousands of Malaysians sing national anthem #Negaraku to mark #Merdeka at #Bersih4 rally pic.twitter.com/IrjvkOhI6G— Sumisha Naidu (@sumishanaidu) August 30, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Update 3 (11pm, 1 September): The Bersih 2.0 Steering Committee's estimate tallies with our prediction and estimate of 500,000. Update...
Aliran has come out with video footage of what happened in Penang 24 hours after Bersih 3.0. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zgos-BWFdc?rel=0&w=470&h=353]
A group of activists from the northern region heading for the Sogo protest rally against injustice in KL today have expressed disappointment with the Penang government's instruction to its elected reps to stay put in Penang. The state...
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Once again, Penang is showing the way with a fun-filled week-long awareness-raising campaign for greater local democracy. The events in Local Democracy Week, an initiative arising from Penang Forum 2, are being organised by various Penang-based civil society groups. Click...

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