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...

Centralised federalism in Malaysia: Urgent need to decentralise

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Aliran has made a submission to the Committee for Institutional Reform pointing out the urgent need for greater decentralisation in our heavily centralised federation....

Fragmentation of Malays and intra-Umno conflict

Francis Loh analyses the divisions and confusion bubbling beneath the surface of Malaysian politics, especially revelant given the evident rifts at the ongoing Umno...

Downsize humongous PM’s Department drastically

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‘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...

Serially late: 1MDB’s tale of missed deadlines

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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

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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

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

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,...

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...

A look at the Uyghurs

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In this special report, we take a glimpse into the Uyghur issue, which periodically hits the headlines. Who exactly are the Uyghurs and where...

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