Aliran CSI

Aliran's Critical Socio-economic Insights are longer articles that provide indepth analyses of specific issues in the context of current trends.

Turning middle-age, Aliran forges closer ties with other NGOs, younger activists

Francis Loh reflects on the changing face and role of Aliran after an eventful year for the group. Aliran held its 40th annual...

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...

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...

Kebaikan parlimen tergantung untuk Malaysia

Di dalam keadaan parlimen tergantung, peluang perlaksanaan pembaharuan di dalam institusi tersebut akan menjadi lebih cerah, ujar WH Cheng. Adakah anda semua akan merasa...

Rolling back the Umno behemoth

Umno's expansion and its gradual capturing of the entire government machinery was accomplished via increasingly centralisation of both Umno as well as the government...

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...

Get tough with IS global terrorism; stop extremist labelling; promote debate on kafir harbi...

It is obvious that many Muslim scholars and leaders do not share the Pahang mufti's views on kafir harbi;  unfortunately, their views are not...
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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,...

Sustainable urbanisation: KL, Penang can learn from Stockholm, Curitiba

From the creative artwork on display in Stockholm's metro system to the efficient bus rapid transit in Curitiba, we have much to learn, writes...

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...

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...

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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