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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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,...

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...

‘Social health insurance’ proposal needs more scrutiny

As we are unable to pay fair monetary wages to workers, the least we can do is to provide healthcare to them at subsidised...

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....

UN ‘sustainable’ development goals hijacking our compassion for the world

It seems like we are all just an active part of the neoliberal reform agenda for a new round of capital accumulation...

Can Penang be a healthy one-planet city? (Part 1)

We do not value the fundamental role the environment plays in our lives, and thus we exploit and damage it in the...

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...

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...

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