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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.

How a crooked cop scandal spawned HK’s ICAC: Lessons for MACC

Our special correspondent looks at how a celebrated corruption scandal led to the creation of Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption - and what...

The Felda Factor: Why Umno cannot take its ‘vote bank’ for granted

The Felda constituencies offer new opportunities for the Opposition in the coming general election owing to Felda's mounting financial problems and the BN's more...

University budget cuts a sign of nation spiralling downwards

Reducing the budget allocation for public universities and yet sustaining a repressive grip on academic freedom does not make for a sound strategy, writes...

In uncharted waters, 1MDB’s fourth auditor faces formidable task

1MDB has gone past the stage of a routine annual audit; a thorough wide-ranging forensic probe is needed, says Anil Netto. Parker who? That...

Turning middle-age, Aliran forges closer ties with other NGOs, younger activists

Francis Loh reflects on the changing face and role of Aliran after an eventful year for the group. Aliran held its 40th annual...

Where is Umno’s sense of conscience?

When a leader is ready to sacrifice the nation and its ideals, his party and its conscience, then the end is a matter of...

Overdependence? How China is set to change Malaysia’s landscape

Will the slew of multibillion ringgit infrastructure deals recently signed result in the Malaysian economy becoming overly dependent on China? Anil Netto surveys the...

Kebaikan parlimen tergantung untuk Malaysia

Di dalam keadaan parlimen tergantung, peluang perlaksanaan pembaharuan di dalam institusi tersebut akan menjadi lebih cerah, ujar WH Cheng. Adakah anda semua akan merasa...

Rolling back the Umno behemoth

Umno's expansion and its gradual capturing of the entire government machinery was accomplished via increasingly centralisation of both Umno as well as the government...

Denmark on the road towards a pollution-free environment

Malaysia should collaborate with Denmark and intensify our own push towards renewable energy, urges Benedict Lopez. Few countries in the world can compare with...

Get tough with IS global terrorism; stop extremist labelling; promote debate on kafir harbi...

It is obvious that many Muslim scholars and leaders do not share the Pahang mufti's views on kafir harbi;  unfortunately, their views are not...
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Malaysia’s teaching curriculum: Incorporate distinctive features of Finland’s education system

Malaysia has much to learn from Finland, where primary school teaching is one of the most sought-after careers, observes Benedict Lopez. Like quality healthcare,...

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