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Aliran’s Critical Socio-economic Insights are longer articles that provide indepth analyses of specific issues in the context of current trends.

Transformation of healthcare delivery? A critical look at the health white paper

Let's ensure that large commercial interests that stand to gain financially from the 'marketisation' of the healthcare sector do not hijack the efforts to improve this sector.

Malaysia’s war on corruption: One step forward, two steps back?

Caution and circumspection cloud conspicuous corruption.

How the government can increase its revenue over the long term

The government's revenue is currently insufficient to help the people and green the environment.

‘Gelombang hijau’: Punca dan implikasinya

PH-BN akan hilang lebih banyak kerusi dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang jika mereka tidak mengambil langkah tegas untuk membantu kumpulan rentan.

Bloated bureaucracy, highly paid CEOs of state-owned firms weigh down on Malaysia

We need to thoroughly re-examine the civil service and the role of government agencies.

Standing in the way of China-Taiwan reunification

Opposed to China-Taiwan reunification are the US, the British arms industry companies and their little-mentioned but crucial support cast of Taiwanese military, lawmakers and government official counterparts as their cash machine generating billions of dollars.

There were two Batang Kali tragedies – lest we forget

For one tragedy, there was closure of sorts, but for the other, closure remains elusive.

Five key takeaways from the landmark Federal Court judgment on Sungai Ara

This piece is an attempt to make the recent landmark Federal Court judgment in the Sungai Ara case and its implications more accessible to a wider audience.

May 13 and the neglect of oral history and memory studies in Malaysia

An important message in the Life After book is that society must mature and learn to prioritise closure in the aftermath of tragedy.

Mass arrests and resistance movements in Myanmar

By Anusha ArumugamOn 19 January the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma (AAPP) reported that since the 1 February 2021 Myanmar military coup, 2,750...

Malaysia’s stagnant population: This changes everything!

Shouldn't we focus on creating a more sustainable economic model instead of building more and more infrastructure of the wrong kind?

Some poorly appreciated dangers of CPTPP

Limiting the damage caused by the premature ratification of the CPTPP should be a key priority.

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