Aliran’s gift to all Malaysians on the 40th anniversary of its formation in 1977.
The entire digital archives of Aliran magazines from 1980 to 2014 are now available on the Aliran website. (Incidentally, the image on the celebratory cake above comes from the front page of the very first issue of Aliran in 1980.)
The digital archives, launched at Aliran’s annual general meeting yesterday, chronicle the critical issues affecting Malaysians during this period, presenting an alternative narrative to the country’s history.
It is an invaluable resource for students, journalists, researchers and concerned Malaysians interested in gaining new insights into how our past has shaped our present and bears an imprint on our future.
Digitalising the archives entailed scanning and converting into pdf format some 14,000 pages of Aliran Quarterly/Aliran Monthly spanning over three decades.
All the articles contained in these archives were written by many, many volunteer writers and members and supporters of Aliran over the years to whom we owe a debt a gratitude.
This tradition of voluntary writing on public interest issues continues online. Look up the Aliran website at aliran.com