Here is the Al Jazeera panel discussion (in two parts) on the 10 Nov rally to demand electoral reforms. The panelists were Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy, de facto Law Minister Nazri (Umno as well) and human rights lawyer...
In a parting shot, Thierry Rommel, the European ambassador who left his post on Tuesday, castigated the Malaysian government for its deplorable human rights record and the "discriminatory" New Economic Policy (NEP). News reports quoted Rommel as saying the executive...
Sea of yellow: They came in their thousands to get their point across - Photo credit: Seng Keat Tan So the chief of police puts the turnout at 4,000 in a report tucked away on page 8 of The Star....
Justice Hishamudin has created waves with his decision to punish the government for its detention and torture of activist Abdul Malek Hussin. In the wake of his decision, some Malaysians are even suggesting that if the government really wants...
Go here to watch Fahmi Reza's outstanding film on the 1947 hartal - the winner of the 2007 Freedom Film Festival. It's worth the watch.
I was glad to see the Malaysiakini interview with Toh Kin Woon and sorry to hear that he is retiring from politics soon. I would say Toh, the Gerakan vice-chairman and Penang state exco member, is the most principled politician...
Just received the following in the mail: Dear Anil, Allow me to introduce myself. I am a blind individual in my 50s, and a singer, guitarist by profession. Just like yourself and many other right-thinking Malaysians, I am truly fed...
Angry and disgusted: Strong views from Penangites Before the public forum this morning, organisers in the PGCC Campaign Group, a network of activists representing more than half a dozen Penang-based NGOs, were privately fretting over whether they would get a...
Remember the name - Fahmi Reza, the worthy winner of the Freedom Film Festival 2007. Last night I headed for the opening day's screenings at the Actors' Studio in Penang, mainly to see Fahmi's "Sepuluh tahun sebelum Merdeka" -...
A couple of days ago, a friend of mine, a pensioner, received an unusual phone call from a woman he didn't know. From the way he described it, it sounded like someone from a market research agency was trying to...

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