Aliran CSI

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

The Mega Infrastructure Project – an Elephant Analogy, with Ants

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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)...

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

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

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...

Coronavirus: Charting the way forward for Malaysia

From the conventional point of view, this year will be a complete disaster - but there is a way out, Jeyakumar Devaraj...
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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.

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...

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...

Overdependence? How China is set to change Malaysia’s landscape

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Will the slew of multibillion ringgit infrastructure deals recently signed result in the Malaysian economy becoming overly dependent on China? Anil Netto surveys the...

Kebaikan parlimen tergantung untuk Malaysia

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Di dalam keadaan parlimen tergantung, peluang perlaksanaan pembaharuan di dalam institusi tersebut akan menjadi lebih cerah, ujar WH Cheng. Adakah anda semua akan merasa...

How the global economic system short-changes countries like Malaysia

The rules governing the global economy greatly favour the richest corporations and the richest 0.1% of the human population. Jeyakumar Devaraj looks...

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...

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...

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