Aliran CSI

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

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...

Downsize humongous PM’s Department drastically

‘Discretionary development allocations’ channelled to this department should not be used as a slush fund; instead, redirect them to bring development to the rakyat,...

How Iceland survived a financial crisis: Lessons for Malaysia

Malaysia can learn from how a small nation like Iceland survived a financial crisis by relying on its inherent strengths, writes Benedict Lopez. Our heavy...

Four reasons why Malaysia’s healthcare system is ailing

Privatisation has not led to any appreciable savings but has worsened problems like the brain drain from government hospitals, says Jeyakumar Devaraj.

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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

Ben Anderson (1936-2015): Scholar-activist in search of truth and justice

Ben Anderson, the author of Imagined Communities and doyen of South East Asian studies, was passionately committed to a scholarship in the quest for...

Let’s avert a complete rout of the opposition in GE14

The opposition coalition must face up to fact that Malay support for Pakatan declined between 2008 and 2013 and address the concerns of rural...

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