2015 Young Writers

2015 Young Writers

These are articles by those who participated in Aliran's Young Writers Workshops, supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, in 2015.

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Heng Wen Zhuo shares his views on Malaysian higher education, focusing on the question of autonomy of Malaysian public universities. In 2012, the five...

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A tussle for control, which is skewed towards the BN-led federal government, continues to plague the administration of Penang, observes Yasmin Bathamanathan. Up until...

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Local elections are the most effective way to restore the link between residents and their local councillors, writes Farha Yusof. Many elected representative in Malaysia...

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Putrajaya seems to be able to influence the decision-making process of public institutions to serve the whims and fancies of the government of the...

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Sharon W H Ling looks back at a mayoral election in San Francisco and wonders when Malaysia will have elected mayors. Up against the...

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Education appears to have become a privileged pursuit for the selected ones and for those who can afford it, writes Chiok Phaik Fern. “Sorry...

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Sharon Ling, a former MP’s assistant, reflects on the complications and causes of having to ‘serve the people'. “Wayang!” screamed Malaysian internet-users at a...

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Love her or loathe her, Tri Rismaharini has brought changes to the city through her tough stance and hands-on approach, writes S Chandra. Boots...

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It is heartening to see a few politicians from both Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional ready to embrace the concept of bipartisanship on issues...

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Is the government spending your tax money efficiently, effectively and responsibly, wonders Yasmin Bathamanathan. It was while I was stuck at a celebration to...

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If we allow ourselves to be suffocated by national leaders who use the law to stifle us, then our lives would be worth little,...
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Elected representatives should be allowed to vote accordance to their conscience if the issue is not against their party principles and ideology, writes Vince...

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