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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.

Lighting candles

The simple act of actively lighting candles is perhaps dangerous if it illuminates the darkness of ignorance, oppression and injustice, says Yeoh Seng Guan.   This...

Offence and defence in a civilised society

Mustafa K Anuar looks at the recent brouhaha over an article in The Star on the caning of three women, which was followed by...

Weak state of Labour in Malaysia

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

Accountability and language: Obfuscation in action

Stop paying consultants who are parrots for corporate-speak, and let’s really...

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...

Datuk Hee? Hee! Hee! So “Hee-larious”!

Hee Yit Foong is now 'Datuk Hee'. But Martin Jalleh believes she will forever be haunted for having committed the “hee-nious” crime of betraying...

Cry me a river…

Ahmad Chik looks at what happens when 'they' try to improve on Nature and 'develop' a beautiful stream. The Sg Air Terjun begins in...

The rakyat need local council elections

Many of us have been helpless and at the mercy of all-powerful appointed councillors and heads who are meant to serve us. Local...

Ushering the new school term ala 1Malaysia style

Our correspondent was shocked when her daughter revealed that her school had two timetables for her and her classmates - one for the Muslims...

Amazing loyalty

Ros Gaya marvels at the extent to which some Umno supporters will go to display their loyalty to the party.Umno supporters come in many...

Psychopaths on the loose

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  GDP growth as a measure of economic well-being tends to serve the interests of Big Business rather than than ordinary people, writes Anil Netto. ...

“I had a dream”

Mustafa K Anuar had this strange dream the other night. It was of a Malaysia where everything was just the opposite of the current...

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