Aliran CSI

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

Will Pakatan Harapan win the general election?

The swing in Malay votes from BN to PH, together with solid support for PH from non-Malays, can overcome the negative effect of Pas’...

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...

Healing our loss, rising above muddy waters

We cannot attribute floods and landslides to bad luck which we can do nothing about; such attribution would be a sheer denial of responsibility,...

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)...

Five things we learned about Penang’s ‘three islands’ mega project

Anil Netto joined a group of hikers on an expedition to southern Penang Island to find a panoramic coastline that could be changed forever...

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,...

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...

Why Dr Mahathir?

Among other things, Mahathir would be able to reach out to specific Malay groups previously considered to be Umno’s traditional supporters, writes Francis Loh....

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...

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...

BRI, spike in Chinese investments: What are implications for Malaysia’s politics, sovereignty?

With our corrupt regime still in place, a deluge of Chinese investments and the lack of transparency, Malaysians need to be vigilant about these...

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