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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.

Tie a yellow ribbon…

Yeoh Seng Guan reports on the widespread use of political merchandising and the internet during the ongoing Philippines election campaign and wonders if...

Rising social inequality in Malaysia

It is always important to ask the key question: who in society is benefiting from economic growth? This question, unfortunately, is not...

Celebrating the challenge of Christmas!

The domination, darkness, discrimination and diabolical dangers at the time of Jesus' birth exist and are deeply entrenched today in our very own country,...

10 reasons why Orang Asli lands should be protected

Never assume that Orang Asli are not deserving of their customary lands, says Yogeswaran Subramaniam. Law, human rights, justice and morality demand that we...

Give me space to speak!

Poster campaigns in the town proper of Tanauan City, Batangas Province CY compares the election campaign here with that of the Philippines and concludes that...

Orang Asli protest memo: Demands and relevance

Orang Asli protest over proposed land policy - Photo by Komas Some 2,500 Orang Asli gathered in Putrajaya on 17 March 2010 to...

1Malaysia hypocrisy in Sarawak

Why are foreign retirees under the MM2H programme more acceptable as long-term residents in Sarawak by the state government than local Malaysians from...

Carcosa: A story of betrayal

A word of advice for people, say from Sik or Selama: if you stray into Carcosa, remember that if you cannot pronounce the...

Aliran launches ‘Thinking Allowed online’

Aliran is revamping its website and today, we are launching a regular column “Thinking Allowed online,” featuring almost daily commentaries on current issues. We...

Weak state of Labour in Malaysia

Workers in Malaysia can only have a brighter future if they...

Farewell, dear Fan Yew Teng

Martin Jalleh pays tribute to the courageous and outspoken advocate for justice, Fan Yew Teng, who succumbed to cancer yesterday. You were truly a...

Restructuring federal-state relations: Critical issue in next polls

Power must be devolved, decision-making must be decentralised, and development funds must be shared all the way down, asserts Francis Loh.  An important issue...

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