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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.

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...
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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...

Proposed health insurance scheme: Primum non nocere (‘First, to do no harm’)

If this goes ahead, the public healthcare system will get even more run down and the public will be saddled with high insurance payments,...

Centralised federalism in Malaysia: Urgent need to decentralise

Aliran has made a submission to the Committee for Institutional Reform pointing out the urgent need for greater decentralisation in our heavily centralised federation....

From Kaum Ibu to Kaum Reformasi (Part 2)

In the second of her two-part series, Zeenath Kauser looks at how the women’s empowerment in the early Kaum Ibu movement manifested itself again...

From Kaum Ibu to Kaum Reformasi (Part 1)

Zeenath Kausar trace the history of women’s empowerment in the political process of this land from Kaum Ibu in the pre-Independence era to the...

Time to dream big: Intergenerational deep-change projects for new Malaysia

Many of us will not be around but it is certainly wonderful to imagine such a new Malaysia for future generations. Malaysians today can...

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