As we all know, the two main prongs of the New Economic Policy are to wipe out poverty across the board and to restructure society so that no one ethnic group is stereotyped with a particular occupation - which...
A music video with a difference, using traditional native music. Many Sabahans are ready for change as well. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd5KBdswSSs?rel=0&w=600&h=450]
The Aliran Singers re-united and in full flow! Aliran turns 30: A heart-warming celebration of justice It was all so different from the official Merdeka celebrations, monopolised and dominated by members of the ruling coalition, recalls Anil Netto, of a...
Is this the result of our neoliberal economic policies driven by cronyism and corruption? Guess who is hurting and suffering the most? Imagine how many Malaysian households are in debt. And if working people are struggling, what about all...
I have lost count of the number of visitors to Penang who have told me, "Please ask your government to do something about these flats" in Butterworth. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984 These must be about 10 blocks of flats here on the mainland,...
Seems to me the BN has mastered the art of "give and take" in administering the nation. Give: Letter officially approving the new publication permit of The Herald Catholic Weekly - without any condition, allowing it to publish in all...
Some of us might think that it could take several billion ringgit to wipe out poverty in Sarawak. Not really. An Aliran correspondent has worked out that it will cost just RM61.5 million a year in direct handouts to...
A morning blaze in a kampung off Mengkuang Road in Butterworth Fire in a kampung From a distance, grey plumes Darken the morning sky, Someone's in trouble, Someone's home is ablaze. Passers-by gawk in awe, Fire-fighters frustrated, As hoses run dry, Valuable moments lost. Flames dart higher, Zinc sheets...
President Obama has had to face up to memories of the US-backed repression in Central America during a visit that coincided with the anniversary of the assassination of the legendary Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, on 24 March...
It's not surprising that the government has decided to put off the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for now. While the NGOs might claim preliminary victory (they had planned a protest for Monday, when Parliament resumes) and some might think...

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