Aliran CSI

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

Continued weakening of labour movement in post-independence Malaysia

Will workers and unions choose to remain in the ‘restricted space’ provided for them by the British colonial government and now the Umno-BN government,...

How the British suppressed the labour movement in Malaya

In the second of a three-part series, Charles Hector examines how the British moved to weaken the blossoming Malayan labour movement. The British colonial...

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...

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....

Malaysia needs a manifesto for change that transcends TN50

We must take a new direction; the old NEP should not be put in a new bottle, says Thuraisingham Shan. It is just a...

1MDB black hole widens again as Bandar Malaysia deal unravels

Anil Netto surveys the backdrop to the spectacular unravelling of the Bandar Malaysia deal, a vital component of the 1MDB rescue plan. I was...

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...

Radical approach needed to tackle ‘glocal eco-emergency’

It is not enough to tinker with policies; we need to move beyond the ‘green economy’ that is based on an unsustainable growth-based capitalist...

How a crooked cop scandal spawned HK’s ICAC: Lessons for MACC

Our special correspondent looks at how a celebrated corruption scandal led to the creation of Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption - and what...

The Felda Factor: Why Umno cannot take its ‘vote bank’ for granted

The Felda constituencies offer new opportunities for the Opposition in the coming general election owing to Felda's mounting financial problems and the BN's more...

University budget cuts a sign of nation spiralling downwards

Reducing the budget allocation for public universities and yet sustaining a repressive grip on academic freedom does not make for a sound strategy, writes...

In uncharted waters, 1MDB’s fourth auditor faces formidable task

1MDB has gone past the stage of a routine annual audit; a thorough wide-ranging forensic probe is needed, says Anil Netto. Parker who? That...

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