Home TA Online 2010 TA Online

2010 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.

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...

Soi Lek heads PPC: Larger issue at stake

Dr Chua Soi Lek's appointment as chairman of the Penang Port Commission has generated much debate. But there is a larger issue at stake,...

Perak MB should walk the talk

Last month, a villager from Kampung DBI in Buntong died from a snake-bite. Things would have been different if the Perak Mentri Besar had...

Orang Asli struggle for customary lands continues

It is high time that the government thinks ‘out-of–the box’ and explores the notion that Orang Asli progress lies in empowering Orang Asli...

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...

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...

Whipping of three Muslim women

We should not let the powers-that-be divert us from the ongoing struggle and demands for reform and accountability in all areas of Malaysian politics...

What is 1Malaysia? Is it real or a gimmick?

The government's vindictive policy in denying Opposition MPs development allocations is one thing. But to deny Malaysian voters their share of legitimate development simply...

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,...

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...

We have to speak up

Our political leaders dare not condemn a vocal minority who threaten our unity. And if concerned voices and responsible leaders and caring Malaysians do...

Proposed Orang Asli land policy: Planned poverty?

Ketuanan Rakyat observes that the government's proposed Orang Asli land policy is a recipe for planned poverty.  Re this piece below (by Yogeswaran),...