Home TA Online

TA Online

Thinking Allowed Online is an avenue for writers including non-Aliran members to express themselves on current issues. The views expressed need not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

From obscurity to success story, Estonia has lessons for smaller nations

Size should never be a deterrent for any country in moving forward successfully, observes Benedict Lopez.Estonia, one of three Baltic states and among...

Trump, the Mueller investigation and 1MDB

The US special counsel's probe into Trump's election campaign stands in sharp contrast to Malaysia's own investigation into 1MDB, observes Mt Elvira.A CNN...

Luang Prabang preserves natural beauty, greenery, cleanliness

On a trip to northern Laos, Benedict Lopez discovers that it is possible for a city to draw tourists without spending big on tacky...

Political apathy among millennials

Millennials: they are the Facebooking, Instagramming, selfie-taking snowflake generation who reek of entitlement, privilege – and political apathy? Li Yan, Yap writes about why...

Majlis Keraian Rakyat – untuk Rakyat atau untuk Yang Berhormat?

Rakyat harus budayakan kenyataan bahawa Yang Berhormat berada di atas kerana kuasa rakyat, dan seharusnya berkhidmat untuk rakyat bukan sebaliknya, ujar Adinda V Lavender....

Pas, the quiet winner post-GE13

Pas has managed to convince the Malays that it is now a truly viable alternative to Umno - but whether this change will lead...

These people are so racist

We now need to teach ourselves and one another about the importance of solidarity in appreciating diversity, writes Mary Chin.My earliest notions of...

Perginya seorang ‘Galileo Galilei’ Melayu

Pada Jefry Musa, Kassim Ahmad, yang sangat merendah diri, merupakan cendiakawan dan intelektual Melayu yang berani.“Orang ini ada aliran fikiran dalam masyarakat, politik,...
video

Victoria and Abdul shows us how friendship can transcend barriers

This story from an earlier era points to the possibility of some good coming out of the interaction of language and culture at a...

My five-hour conversation with Kassim Ahmad

This conversation with Pak Kassim has strengthened Barathi Selvam's belief that the world offers us a breadth of knowledge as wide as an ocean....

How about a KL Speakers’ Corner modelled after Hyde Park’s?

Benedict Lopez came away form a recent visit to Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park hoping that a similar space would be allocated for free...
temiar blockade

Politics of interdependence – a lost national asset

The win-lose behaviour of political parties that depend on ethnic sentiments has made it difficult to resolve the structural issues confronting poor and marginalised...

Stay connected

7,449FansLike
2,503FollowersFollow
10SubscribersSubscribe