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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.

What is a forest in Malaysia? Common sense and money-scent

How much of Malaysia's 55% forest cover is genuinely forest?

Ayuh kita bergerak dari Politik Lapuk ke Politik Baru bersama-sama

Ayuh bekerja bersama dalam mengiringi Perubahan serta Harapan bagi Malaysia yang lebih baik bagi pilihan raya akan datang.

Happy Lunar New Year … a heady Year of the Tiger awaits…

Let’s work together to usher in Hope and Change for a better Malaysia in the coming general election.

Are corrupt politicians the greatest danger to a country?

by Teh Yik KoonIn one of my criminology classes, I discussed with my students whether corrupt politicians pose the greatest danger to a country. With...

Flood havoc: Choose capable leaders to save Malaysia

We cannot bank on the same cohort of leaders who have been spinning the same old record of the three Rs.

Flood calamity: It’s not just about heavy rainfall!

A high tide, rising sea levels, river siltation and failure in river management contributed to the disaster.

Three steps Pakatan must take to reverse eroding Malay support

But it needs statesmen and women to implement these measures in time for the general election

Why e-voting is currently not feasible in Malaysia

The day when we can vote while watching Netflix on the sofa has not yet arrived.

Budget 2022: Serious structural issues not addressed

We need to think of effective strategies for how we can claw back some of the wealth we are producing so we can build a better society.

Controlling Covid in China: Observations in Guangzhou

There is no doubt we need to pay more attention to the principles of competence, efficiency and accountability in managing the pandemic.

The pain of pandemic estrangement

Why do we seem to be so eager to return to the past ‘normal’ way of life that has actually brought us to this abnormal present?

Urgent proactive steps needed to manage Covid surges

We need to move a large part of Covid management out of the hospitals so that the hospitals can concentrate on the more ill patients.

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