Aliran CSI

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

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.

Six key areas that new MACC chief Latheefa Koya should focus on

Focus 80% of your resources in the 20% of areas that are likely to yield the biggest wins, says Anil Netto.

What to do with the refugees? A proposal

If Malaysians have so far been taught tolerance as the key to peace, now is an opportune time to learn solidarity, writes Mary Chin....

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...

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...

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...

Economy, taxation, checks and balances: Mundane issues matter

What the Rakyat feel on the ground will influence their perception of whether good governance and transparency exists in reality, says Citizen in Action....

From Kaum Ibu to Kaum Reformasi (Part 2)

In the second of her two-part series, Zeenath Kauser looks at how the women’s empowerment in the early Kaum Ibu movement manifested itself again...

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...
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Four urgent ways to tackle Malaysia’s obesity problem

Obesity is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted solution, says Noor Asmaliza Romlee. The...

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...

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