Uphold the dignity and quality of life of the people

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Three infamous Penang boys

These Penang lang hit global headlines for all the wrong reasons:

  1. Jho Low – Shook the financial regulatory systems in several countries.
  2. Fat Leonard – Had much of the US Navy in his pocket: 60 admirals and 550 other US navy officers under scrutiny for accepting bribes. He is now on the run.
  3. Tedy Teow aka Jho Low 2 – His MBI managed to draw in thousands of investors. Now extradited to China.

Save democracy, uphold rule of law

The People’s Agenda is organising its fourth webinar in the ‘Reclaim our nation’ series, this time on the fourth concern of its five-point agenda:

4. Save democracy and uphold the rule of law

  • Ensure that all legislation protects human rights, due process and basic freedoms
  • Reform key institutions of governance to ensure checks and balances

Now Rosmah is found guilty

The High Court has found Rosmah Mansor guilty of corruption in relation to the hybrid solar project for Sarawak schools. Imagine how many schools and schoolchildren could have benefited from the funds.

Current events: Your views (September 2022)

As the general election approaches, share your thoughts on the critical issues of the day.

Becoming a fisherman for a day at the southern Penang Island reclamation site

Doku-Andrew participated in a “fisherman for a day” programme recently and became more convinced that the reclamation project, spanning 4,500 acres off the coast of southern Penang Island, should be stopped.

Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik – Malaysia’s first ever badminton world championship winners

A heavily strapped Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik staged a remarkable comeback in Tokyo from 12-18 down in the first game before cruising past Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in the second, winning 21-19, 21-14 to bag Malaysia’s first ever gold medals in the world badminton championship and set the tone for the country’s Merdeka and Malaysia celebrations.

Umno: A party divided and in distress

With Najib Razak imprisoned, the fissures in Umno are being laid bare. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob appears to be under intense pressure from the party’s ‘court cluster’ ie those with court cases who are now unnerved by Najib’s jailing.

Ghosts of Malaysia Past: New life for Malaysia as Najib goes to prison


With the Federal Court’s decision today to uphold the High Court guilty verdict after a four-year emotional roller coaster, some ghosts have been finally laid to rest.

As I write this, immediately after the verdict was announced, a light shower is falling where I am in Penang, as if cleansing the nation.

Will Malaysia’s reclamation projects meet the same fate as Dubai’s ‘Palm Islands’?

So do you think we can justify all the mega-reclamation projects going on all over Malaysia?

Current events: Your views (August 2022)

It looks like the general election will be held sooner rather than later, given that Umno has inexplicably been allowed to delay its elections beyond the existing three-plus-one-and-a-half-years extension earlier granted.

But this could be a poisoned chalice as the factional infighting within the party drag the party down if not lead to full-blown implosion. Let’s see how this plays out.

Webinar: Kepelbagaian dan Keterangkuman (Diversity and Inclusivity) – Mengapa sukar dicapai?

The issue of diversity and inclusion, one of the five points of the People’s Agenda, is shaping up to be major factor in the looming general election – for it will determine what kind of Malaysia we have in the years to come.

Webinar: Lawan rasuah dan kronisme – Apa kata anak muda?

Rabu, 6 Julai 2022, 8.30pm

FB Live @ AliranKesedaranNegara

Ahli panel:

  • Aira Azhari (Ideas)
  • Kamil Munim (Pemuda PKR) (replacing Adam Adli)
  • Naqib Al Hussaini (Kesatuan Mahasiswa Universiti Malaya)

Moderator: Zikri Rahman (Aliran)

Current events: Your views (July 2022)

A lot of things are happening:

Umno looks hopelessly split into a few camps. Will the momentum they had picked up after winning state elections in Malacca, Johor and Sarawak gradually evaporate with the price hikes that are hurting the people? Despite the keluarga Malaysia rhetoric, the Barisan Nasional parties show little inclination in taking a more inclusive approach. The price hikes and their impact on the lower-income group will be the BN’s Achilles’ heel.

Inflation and food security: Your views (July 2022)


1 July is the date when a range of subsidies and price caps are supposed to be removed. Of course, there are other ways to retain some of those critical subsidies. Check out this piece by K Veeriah in Aliran: Delay mega-projects and tax ultra-rich to raise funds for subsidies

Tanjung Tokong fisherfolk don’t want compensation; they want to fish


The state government should be thinking of protecting our food security instead of facilitating even more property development (for whom?).

People’s Agenda: Celebrate diversity and inclusivity

The Bon Odori brouhaha is another episode that shows us why we have to adopt a more inclusive and accepting approach to ethnic and cultural diversity.

Current events: Your views (June 2022)

Share your thoughts on the latest current events, including the run-up to the coming general election.

Inflation and food security: Your alerts (May/June 2022)


Here’s where we discuss the rising cost of living, including soaring food and fuel prices. What are the latest price hikes and what can we do to stop them?

Current events: Your views (May 2022)


Here’s where you get to talk about current events of public interest, including the run-up to the coming general election.