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Bersih delegation visits Major Zaidi Ahmad to express support

The Bersih delegation, from left: Anil Netto (Aliran), Maria Chin Abdullah (Empower/Bersih chair), Toh Kin Woon (Lim Lian Geok Foundation/Aliran/Bersih northern region vice-chair), Major Zaidi Ahmad, Adam Adli (Bersih secretariat), Mustafa Basri (Ikram). Another member of the delegation Mandeep Singh of Bersih is not in the photo.

A Bersih delegation visited Major Zaidi Ahmad to express their support for the air force officer’s predicament as he faces seven charges for going public about the easily washed off ink used in the last general election.

Duck! Red paint hurled at Malaysiakini office


The dirty tricks ‘kaki’ are at it again, this time the target is the country’s leading independent news portal, Malaysiakini.

Integrating gender-responsive budgeting and participatory budgeting

Asian regional gender-responsive budgeting conference, Penang, 24-25 February 2014

A major two-day Asian regional conference kicked off at a hotel in downtown George Town this morning to propel the integration of gender-responsive budgeting and participatory budgeting.

Marina Mahathir celebrates diversity; Khalid Samad tours St Anne’s Church

Marina Mahathir speaking in Penang - Photograph: Eivanne

Writer-activist Marina Mahathir today talked up diversity as an asset for the country in the Putra Lecture organised by the Penang Free School Foundation at Wawasan Open University.

I need a mountain spring: A poem

A poem by blog visitor, Khoo Soo Hay, who yearns for more natural, green surroundings, preceded by an 1848 warning of climate change by James Logan.