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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.

Healing our loss, rising above muddy waters

We cannot attribute floods and landslides to bad luck which we can do nothing about; such attribution would be a sheer denial of responsibility,...

Sweden’s welfare system: A model for Malaysia to emulate

Only when we can provide the essentials for the welfare of our people will we be acknowledged as being in the league of developed...

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...

Economy, taxation, checks and balances: Mundane issues matter

What the Rakyat feel on the ground will influence their perception of whether good governance and transparency exists in reality, says Citizen in Action....

Harapkan pegar, pegar makan padi

Wawancara dengan Jomo KS, ahli ekonomi, mengenai prestasi dan kedudukan ekonomi Malaysia sebenarnya. Apakah prestasi ekonomi Malaysia lebih baik sejak PRU13? Ekonomi Malaysia telah tumbuh...

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...

What to do with the refugees? A proposal

If Malaysians have so far been taught tolerance as the key to peace, now is an opportune time to learn solidarity, writes Mary Chin....

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...

Towards a green economy: Malaysia can learn from Finland

A mini-evolution in our economy akin to Finland’s circular economy is what we need to pave the way towards an environmentally friendly economy, says...

Radical approach needed to tackle ‘glocal eco-emergency’

It is not enough to tinker with policies; we need to move beyond the ‘green economy’ that is based on an unsustainable growth-based capitalist...

History of the labour movement in Malaysia

In a three-part series, Charles Hector looks at the history of the workers' struggle spanning from the struggle for independence, British suppression and the...

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...