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.

Please pack up and go, PKR

Instead of translating into reality the promise of a “revolution in the (country’s) political culture”, PKR has “rewarded” the rakyat with never-ending...

TV2 Bakun docu-series terminated: What they didn’t want you to know

A nine-part TV2 Mandarin documentary series which was to be aired from 26 April to 7 May was forced off the air on 28...

Penang’s Speakers’ Square: A step forward

The favourable public reaction to Penang's Speakers' Square is to be expected as it contrasts with the constant moves by the federal government...

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...

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...

Gerakan & PKR: When idealism gives way to realpolitik

From what we see in PKR and Gerakan today, there is one thing we can learn: never rely totally on politicians to see through...

Living remnants of an intangible heritage

While the homes of labouring class may have been replaced by elevated highways, luxurious condominiums and monumental buildings, modest temples remain as the...

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?...

Pro-ISA rowdies: To what purpose?

No doubt the rowdies in Penang who disrupted an anti-ISA forum had their moment in the limelight, but the damage done, however, was not...

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