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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.

BN leaders wary of reforms

The current BN leaders are pre-occupied with self-fulfilment and hesitant about pushing for reforms for fear of losing power. Maybe they could learn a...

Buaya dan Kera menjadi raja

The animal kingdom of Bolehland continues to thrive according to the laws of the jungle but Sang Kancil has still not appeared...

Rajang River logjam: No more ‘tai’ with Taib

Some might see the Rajang River logjam disaster as a sign of a withdrawal of the mandate of heaven - a sign of...

Local Government Act: Ours to make or break

The test of democracy is not how law-abiding we are but how just are the laws we live by. We cannot forget that...

Are the police sabotaging the BN?

Ordinary Malaysians are not naive: they see the difference between the police treatment of the pro-ISA group and the anti-ISA activists and they understand...

Looks like it, sounds like it…

Could there not be a more creative way to assist needy and poor senior citizens in a substantive manner instead of merely...

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...

‘The DAP night’ in Sibu: An observation

In their campaign speeches in Sibu, Pakatan's “national leaders” mentioned too little about issues that had an immediate and obvious effect on the local...

Moribund forces demonising, destabilising Pakatan

All progressive forces that want a change - and this probably constitutes a majority of Malaysians of all ethnic communities - must unite against...

The Federal Court has put itself in a spot

With its recent unthinkable and unthinking decision, the Federal Court has been rendered powerless to review its decisions hence forth, laments P Ramakrishnan, adding...

Corporate electoral funding erodes democracy

Our correspondent introduces an article describing a worrying US Supreme Court judgment that gives corporations the right to spend unlimited amounts of money to...

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),...

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