Why this urgency to cram in school staff meetings into the last week of the year, when everyone else is on holiday and in the festive mood, wonders Blue Christmas.
Thinking Allowed Online is an avenue for writers including non-Aliran members to express themselves on current issues. The views expressed need not necessarily reflect Aliran’s official position.
Can we call ourselves a sovereign nation when negotiations for the neoliberal Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement have been kept secret from the rakyat, asks Ronald Benjamin.
Using what is learned from history as a catalyst for change might save our lives and preserve and develop what we have and know for the education of subsequent generations, observes Rakyat Jelata.
in our darkest thoughts we fear that the system is itself corrupt to the core and it relies on public/official tenets of ethics and decency as a façade, writes Alwyn Lau.
Are we moving towards a progressive culture of policy making or are we being stumped by political rhetoric, wonders Running Out Of Inspiration.
Only when the racist monster within us is destroyed will we be free to live in peace, justice and happiness in a truly united nation, writes Malaysian Legacy.
Is marriage now going to be used as a method of escaping prosecution for statutory rape in civil courts, wonders Prema Devaraj.
In an open letter to the Prime Minister, P Ramakrishnan takes to task Najib’s cakap-tak-serupa-bikin rhetoric.
Holding a simplistic view that faith should be kept out of politics is equivalent to saying there is no need for ethics in nation building, says Ronald Benjamin.
The protest against the Shah Rukh Khan movie My name is Khan has baffled P Ramakrishnan, who points out that the film has been screened without much problem in many countries with a sizeable Muslim population. So just who are the people “confused”?