Aliran CSI

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

‘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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Felda: Kenapa Umno tidak boleh ambil mudah ‘bank undi’ mereka

Masalah kewangan Felda yang memuncak dan peruntukan BN yang semakin terhad menawarkan peluang baru bagi Pembangkang pada pilihanraya umum yang akan datang, tulis Johan...

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...

Penangites’ ultimate korban

Sacrificed on the altar of development were migrants at their work-site - and Nature itself, writes Mary Chin. Every day is festive in this...

A look at the Uyghurs

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

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)...

Can Penang be a healthy one-planet city? (Part 3)

In the final part of a three-part series, Trevor Hancock discusses how we can start creating a one-planet region. He also highlights...

From Kaum Ibu to Kaum Reformasi (Part 1)

Zeenath Kausar trace the history of women’s empowerment in the political process of this land from Kaum Ibu in the pre-Independence era to the...

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