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Book Review 04 Feb 2019 | 8:00 AM

Malaysia's independence from Dr Syed Husin Ali's point of view

In his latest book 'A People's History Of Malaysia', Dr Syed Husin Ali examines the downplayed and almost forgotten role of workers, women, students and indigenous activists in the formation and development of Malaysia.

Nation 13 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

From Merdeka to New Malaysia

Umasundari Sambanthan has lived through all the important events in Malaysia’s history, and even as she approaches 90, remains as keenly involved as ever.

Nation 06 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Socialists the world over

Left-wing politics may be on the retreat but there are still people willing to devote their lives to the cause.

Lifestyle 30 Dec 2018 | 6:00 AM

Yearender2018: Malaysians vote for change

2018 will go down in history as the year Malaysians reset the nation’s course. On May 9, we took a leap of faith and embraced change for the first time by voting in Opposition pact Pakatan Harapan to serve as the government.

Opinion 23 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

All good things...

The end of this year of change also heralds a new beginning for the writer.

Nation 16 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

On the front line

For someone who has fought for change in the PKR trenches for over a decade, the Setiawangsa MP knows only too well that the battle continues for the Pakatan Harapan government.

Nation 09 Dec 2018 | 7:47 AM

Socialism 2018: Malaysian leftists told to overcome defeatist mentality, renew their message

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian socialists need to ask themselves why the anti-Icerd (International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination) campaign was able to mobilise tens of thousands for a racist message, when the left wing struggles to have such an impact.

Nation 25 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

Kee's World: Veteran journalist gives voice to the people

PETALING JAYA: One of the most prolific authors on the local scene, Kee Thuan Chye is back with a book that captures the excitement of the May 9 general election.

Opinion 25 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian poverty is a real problem

We may be largely concerned with human rights issues, but there is an underclass of Malaysians whose basic needs must be addressed.

Nation 21 Nov 2018 | 12:37 AM

Prominent activists due in town for December's Socialism 2018 forum

PETALING JAYA: Socialism 2018, the annual forum conducted by Parti Sosialis Malaysia, will be held from Dec 7-9 at the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, and this year's speakers really are from all over the world.