Aliran CSI

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

Why I ❤ Singapore buses

Simon Tan looks at how Rapid Penang and Rapid KL can increase their ridership by emulating Singapore's thoughtful planning and designing of...

Can Penang be a healthy one-planet city? (Part 1)

We do not value the fundamental role the environment plays in our lives, and thus we exploit and damage it in the...

Time to dream big: Intergenerational deep-change projects for new Malaysia

Many of us will not be around but it is certainly wonderful to imagine such a new Malaysia for future generations. Malaysians today can...

Langkah untuk meringankan masalah B20

Jeyakumar Devaraj telah menyediakan beberapa syor ringkas untuk membantu golongan yang sedang menghadapi masalah ekonomi.

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...

‘Social health insurance’ proposal needs more scrutiny

As we are unable to pay fair monetary wages to workers, the least we can do is to provide healthcare to them at subsidised...

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...

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...

Sustainable urbanisation: KL, Penang can learn from Stockholm, Curitiba

From the creative artwork on display in Stockholm's metro system to the efficient bus rapid transit in Curitiba, we have much to learn, writes...

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....

Healing our loss, rising above muddy waters

We cannot attribute floods and landslides to bad luck which we can do nothing about; such attribution would be a sheer denial of responsibility,...

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