Leadership changes in the social reform group Aliran.
It’s been a long day today and a new chapter in Aliran’s history beckons.
Aliran held its 35th annual general meeting today. Rama has decided to step down as president and political scientist Dr Francis Loh is taking over.
What can I say about Rama’s 18-year tenure? He kept the light shining magnificently during the darkest moments of our nation’s history, when all seemed hopeless, especially after Operation Lalang. During the judicial crisis of 1988, sales of Aliran Monthly, which he edited, rocketed.
There was his fearless voice speaking up for justice and democracy. Surely, he will be remembered as one of our nation’s heroes – a true champion of democracy.
Thankfully, we have another voice for greater democracy, Francis Loh, around to take over.
See Aliran’s statement today.