Aliran CSI

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

Let’s avert a complete rout of the opposition in GE14

The opposition coalition must face up to fact that Malay support for Pakatan declined between 2008 and 2013 and address the concerns of rural...

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...

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...

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,...

Government Transformation Programme: Real deal or farce?

Can this government be relied upon to look into the wellbeing of the Rakyat and transform their lives or will it use the GTP...

Old politics trying hard to derail new Malaysia

Allowing ethno-religious arguments to triumph would only feed the flames of division and derail all attempts to create a new Malaysia that...

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)...

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...
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PH government’s survival hinges on whether it can ease poverty

A new Malaysia cannot be built if economic deprivation makes the poor anxious and more susceptible to racial politicking, says Jeyakumar Devaraj.

UN ‘sustainable’ development goals hijacking our compassion for the world

It seems like we are all just an active part of the neoliberal reform agenda for a new round of capital accumulation...

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...

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...

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