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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.

Malaysia’s political mess undermines fight against coronavirus

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JD Lovrenciear reflects on how the country is coping with the pandemic after the “non-backdoor government” takeover. 

The meltdown of Pakatan Harapan

We need to learn from this debacle and continue working towards a more inclusive and equitable Malaysia, says Jeyakumar Devaraj.

Belgium and Malaysia: Similarities and dissimilarities

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Paul Lim compares the decentralised federal system in Belgium with Malaysia's heavily centralised federation.

Why I ❤ Singapore buses

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Simon Tan looks at how Rapid Penang and Rapid KL can increase their ridership by emulating Singapore's thoughtful planning and designing of...

How the global economic system short-changes countries like Malaysia

The rules governing the global economy greatly favour the richest corporations and the richest 0.1% of the human population. Jeyakumar Devaraj looks...

Four urgent ways to tackle Malaysia’s obesity problem

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Obesity is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted solution, says Noor Asmaliza Romlee. The...

Four reasons why Malaysia’s healthcare system is ailing

Privatisation has not led to any appreciable savings but has worsened problems like the brain drain from government hospitals, says Jeyakumar Devaraj.

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

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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

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