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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.

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...

Lies”R”Us: Think before you ‘like’ and ‘share’

Among those who ‘share’ posts on social media, how many bother to check the authenticity of what they are sharing, wonders Mary Chin. When...

How the British suppressed the labour movement in Malaya

In the second of a three-part series, Charles Hector examines how the British moved to weaken the blossoming Malayan labour movement. The British colonial...

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...
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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.

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...

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...

Malaysia needs a manifesto for change that transcends TN50

We must take a new direction; the old NEP should not be put in a new bottle, says Thuraisingham Shan. It is just a...

The Mega Infrastructure Project – an Elephant Analogy, with Ants

To prevent corruption and get the most cost-effective deal, don’t let the elephant dictate and always be aware that what the ants (the people)...

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...

Najib Razak, dari demokrat ke diktator?

Tindakan keras diambil pentadbiran Najib, kerana rasionalisasi beliau terhadap umum telah menjadi kurang berkesan dan beliau kehabisan langkah-langkah lain (yang lebih lembut) untuk kekal...

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