When the going gets tough, the tough get laughing, says Douglas Teoh.
With the credibility of our institutions at an all-time low, we need only to turn to the local teh tarik stall or coffee shops for the latest independent banter – and biting humour, observes Tota.
The more race continues to drive our policies and choices, the more radical and polarised the situation is going to be. It is time for change, asserts K Haridas.
Umno-BN continues to manipulate ethno-religious issues to delay the emergence of a New Politics that is associated with justice, equality and freedom, and the push towards a more democratic two-party system, writes Francis Loh.
Aliran akan masuk ke dalam era digital sepenuhnya dari tahun 2014 setelah Aliran Monthly dihentikan penerbitannya pada penghujung tahun akan datang.
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.
Martin Jalleh compiles a list of quotations showing how governments often stoke fear among the people to achieve their own political ends.
What if Malaysia’s prolonged victimisation of the poor by the rich is due to our misplaced anxieties with niceties, with sounding reasonable, with reaching a ‘consensus’, while those in power continue to rape the country blind, wonders Alwyn Lau.
The solution to extreme political partisanship may be found in creating a political culture in which the ideas and moral virtues of governance can be debated in the political realm, observes Ronald Benjamin.
The problem is not political indoctrination, it’s about misrecognising the fact that virtually all church-goers are already politically indoctrinated, observes Alwyn Lau.