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

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...

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...

Seven reasons why we should ditch Fitch

Anil Netto shows how rating agencies' concerns have little to do with the concerns of ordinary Malaysians and says the media should stop pandering...

The Rohingya: Who are they? Why are they in Malaysia?

The solution to the plight of the long-suffering stateless Rohingya is plain and simple, writes Francis Loh. There have been several newspaper reports about...

Lepers and May 13 victims: Shared space, taboos, memories in Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement

Preserving the May 13 cemetery in SBLS and reconstructing the history of the May 13 riots could perhaps be a necessary beginning of a...

Messing with Melaka: the Gateway project and the destruction of a Unesco world heritage...

The Melaka Gateway project is set to turn Melaka from a historical jewel into nothing more than a shiny plaything for the international idle...

Hudud (Part 2): Umno restrategises – back to Old Politics

Umno figured that both PR and Pas had to be broken up for Umno to recover its electoral losses. And how better to create...

Hudud (Part 1): Is Umno goading Pas?

Why does Umno now appear more receptive to Pas' attempt to push through private members' bills on the hudud? Francis Loh discusses the backdrop....

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