Aliran CSI

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

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...

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

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

Get tough with IS global terrorism; stop extremist labelling; promote debate on kafir harbi...

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It is obvious that many Muslim scholars and leaders do not share the Pahang mufti's views on kafir harbi;  unfortunately, their views are not...

Lies”R”Us: Think before you ‘like’ and ‘share’

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Among those who ‘share’ posts on social media, how many bother to check the authenticity of what they are sharing, wonders Mary Chin. When...

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...

Denmark on the road towards a pollution-free environment

Malaysia should collaborate with Denmark and intensify our own push towards renewable energy, urges Benedict Lopez. Few countries in the world can compare with...

Penangites’ ultimate korban

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Sacrificed on the altar of development were migrants at their work-site - and Nature itself, writes Mary Chin. Every day is festive in this...

Where is Umno’s sense of conscience?

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When a leader is ready to sacrifice the nation and its ideals, his party and its conscience, then the end is a matter of...

Hudud (Part 1): Is Umno goading Pas?

Why does Umno now appear more receptive to Pas' attempt to push through private members' bills on the hudud? Francis Loh discusses the backdrop....

Turning middle-age, Aliran forges closer ties with other NGOs, younger activists

Francis Loh reflects on the changing face and role of Aliran after an eventful year for the group. Aliran held its 40th annual...

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