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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.

Six key areas that new MACC chief Latheefa Koya should focus on

Focus 80% of your resources in the 20% of areas that are likely to yield the biggest wins, says Anil Netto.

Low-hanging fruit: Four easy ways to improve Penang’s bus service

With a better bus service, we can convert motorists to bus users – and with fewer cars, there will be less congestion...

Old politics trying hard to derail new Malaysia

Allowing ethno-religious arguments to triumph would only feed the flames of division and derail all attempts to create a new Malaysia that...

Can Penang be a healthy one-planet city? (Part 3)

In the final part of a three-part series, Trevor Hancock discusses how we can start creating a one-planet region. He also highlights...

Can Penang be a healthy one-planet city? (Part 2)

In the second of a three-part series, Trevor Hancock looks at the problem of using GDP as a measure of social...

Can Penang be a healthy one-planet city? (Part 1)

We do not value the fundamental role the environment plays in our lives, and thus we exploit and damage it in the...

PH government’s survival hinges on whether it can ease poverty

A new Malaysia cannot be built if economic deprivation makes the poor anxious and more susceptible to racial politicking, says Jeyakumar Devaraj.

Langkah untuk meringankan masalah B20

Jeyakumar Devaraj telah menyediakan beberapa syor ringkas untuk membantu golongan yang sedang menghadapi masalah ekonomi.

UN ‘sustainable’ development goals hijacking our compassion for the world

It seems like we are all just an active part of the neoliberal reform agenda for a new round of capital accumulation...

Effective parliamentary committees the way forward for new Malaysia

Empowered select committees could enhance the effectiveness of Parliament and the state assemblies in providing checks and balances on an omnipotent executive, writes Haziq...

A look at the Uyghurs

In this special report, we take a glimpse into the Uyghur issue, which periodically hits the headlines. Who exactly are the Uyghurs and where...

‘Social health insurance’ proposal needs more scrutiny

As we are unable to pay fair monetary wages to workers, the least we can do is to provide healthcare to them at subsidised...

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