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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.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Hudud (Part 1): Is Umno goading Pas?

Why does Umno now appear more receptive to Pas' attempt to push through private members' bills on the hudud? Francis Loh discusses the backdrop....

The Youth will set us free

Francis Loh explores the role of Malaysian youth in politics and the coming general election and finds that they are not the problem, but...

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...

Penangites’ ultimate korban

Sacrificed on the altar of development were migrants at their work-site - and Nature itself, writes Mary Chin. Every day is festive in this...

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,...

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...

Serially late: 1MDB’s tale of missed deadlines

Anil Netto looks at the challenges and tribulations that a succession of 1MDB's external auditors have gone through and the repeated delays in the...

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...
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