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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.

Why Dr Mahathir?

Among other things, Mahathir would be able to reach out to specific Malay groups previously considered to be Umno’s traditional supporters, writes Francis Loh....

The Rohingya: Who are they? Why are they in Malaysia?

The solution to the plight of the long-suffering stateless Rohingya is plain and simple, writes Francis Loh. There have been several newspaper reports about...

1MDB black hole widens again as Bandar Malaysia deal unravels

Anil Netto surveys the backdrop to the spectacular unravelling of the Bandar Malaysia deal, a vital component of the 1MDB rescue plan. I was...

Lepers and May 13 victims: Shared space, taboos, memories in Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement

Preserving the May 13 cemetery in SBLS and reconstructing the history of the May 13 riots could perhaps be a necessary beginning of a...

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.

Messing with Melaka: the Gateway project and the destruction of a Unesco world heritage...

The Melaka Gateway project is set to turn Melaka from a historical jewel into nothing more than a shiny plaything for the international idle...

Five things we learned about Penang’s ‘three islands’ mega project

Anil Netto joined a group of hikers on an expedition to southern Penang Island to find a panoramic coastline that could be changed forever...

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.

BRI, spike in Chinese investments: What are implications for Malaysia’s politics, sovereignty?

With our corrupt regime still in place, a deluge of Chinese investments and the lack of transparency, Malaysians need to be vigilant about these...

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...

Whatever happened to 1MDB’s Cayman Islands funds?

In the light of the shutting down of Swiss private bank BSI in Singapore, Anil Netto examines what happened to over RM7bn of Malaysian...

The black hole of 1MDB

1MDB should have been rolling in the black with some RM12bn in land revaluation gains; instead it finds itself pouring money into a black...

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