Aliran CSI

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

Effective parliamentary committees the way forward for new Malaysia

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Empowered select committees could enhance the effectiveness of Parliament and the state assemblies in providing checks and balances on an omnipotent executive, writes Haziq...

Proposed health insurance scheme: Primum non nocere (‘First, to do no harm’)

If this goes ahead, the public healthcare system will get even more run down and the public will be saddled with high insurance payments,...

Can Penang be a healthy one-planet city? (Part 2)

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In the second of a three-part series, Trevor Hancock looks at the problem of using GDP as a measure of social...

Langkah untuk meringankan masalah B20

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

From Kaum Ibu to Kaum Reformasi (Part 1)

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Zeenath Kausar trace the history of women’s empowerment in the political process of this land from Kaum Ibu in the pre-Independence era to the...

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...

Malaysia’s political mess undermines fight against coronavirus

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JD Lovrenciear reflects on how the country is coping with the pandemic after the “non-backdoor government” takeover. 

What to do with the refugees? A proposal

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If Malaysians have so far been taught tolerance as the key to peace, now is an opportune time to learn solidarity, writes Mary Chin....

Can Penang be a healthy one-planet city? (Part 3)

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In the final part of a three-part series, Trevor Hancock discusses how we can start creating a one-planet region. He also highlights...

‘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...

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

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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

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

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