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Aliran AGM launches Aliran Monthly digital archives spanning three decades

Launch of Aliran Monthly digital archives: Four past presidents and two founder members: (from left) Dr Francis Loh, P Ramakrishnan, Prema Devaraj, Ariffin Omar and Subramaniam Pillay

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Aliran launched the digital archives of the complete set of Aliran Quarterly/Aliran Monthly publications from 1980 to 2014 at its 41st annual general meeting today.

The digital archives chronicles 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 these issues.

Digitalising the archives entailed scanning and converting into pdf format some 14,000 pages of the inaugural issue (in 1980), Aliran Quarterly (1982-1983), Aliran Monthly (1984-2014) spanning over three decades.

Ng Tien Eng demonstrates how to search the Aliran archives

All these articles were voluntary contributions by countless members and supporters of Aliran, and the entire digital archives are available free of charge at https://aliran.com/digital-back-issues/

It is Aliran’s gift to all Malaysians to mark the 40th anniversary of its launch on 12 August 1977.

This tradition of voluntary writing on public interest issues continues online. Look us up at aliran.com

Apart from this, the last year saw the beginning of Aliran’s targeted work with youth materialise through various activities including film screenings and young writers workshops.

For the year ahead, members at the AGM agreed to continue with the youth outreach and build on Aliran’s online presence ahead of the upcoming general election.

Members re-elected Dr Prema Devaraj as president for a second term. Henry Loh was elected as honorary secretary, Dr Mustafa K Anuar as honorary assistant secretary and Anil Netto as honorary treasurer.

Members also elected the following to the executive committee: Dr Francis Loh, Andrew Wong, Prof Zaharom Nain, Dr Christopher Chong Eu Choong, Dr Lye Tuck-Po, Dr Azmil Tayeb, Dr Faisal Hazis, K Haridas, Angeline Loh, Damian Denis, and Cheah Wui Jia.

Leena Mohan was elected the honorary auditor.

Henry Loh
Aliran honorary secretary
26 November 2017

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