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.

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...

Open letter to Sharizat

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Tota takes to task the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Sharizat Abdul Jalil, for her comments mocking the payment of RM100 to...

Nazri and his logic

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The controversy over the use of “Allah” by non-Muslims appears to be an attempt by the Muslim right-wing to 'privatise' the word – something...

Birth certificates and fathers’ details

There would seem to be a difference between what the law states about children born out of wedlock and what is carried out...

Aiming for the stars?

The owners of The Star newspaper are set to publish a new Malay-language weekly, Mingguan Star. Mustafa K Anuar outlines the challenge the paper...

Attracting talents back through the Talent Corporation

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Tok Kin Woon is pessimistic about the latest initiative to draw talent back to the country. The reasons for the human resource flight are...

Political conspiracy? Politically democracy!

Looking at the recent controversies in Malaysia, Soon Chuan Yean wonders whether he...

Stupidity, dishonesty: Assets in politics, policy-making

In place of intelligent and honest government, we have stupidity and dishonesty disguised as policy, observes Andrew Aeria. But are we surprised?...

Of goodies and buy-elections

We’ve seen it all these years, but that doesn’t mean that it’s kosher just because it has been done all this while, writes Mustafa...

BN: Hollow and hypocritical

When it became increasingly apparent that tilting arch at the Penang Botanic Garden would topple before long, the Barisan government suddenly became people-friendly. P...

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