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.

Abdullah Tee, Ibrahim Ali can learn from La Trobe

Abdullah Tee and Ibrahim Ali can learn a thing or two about the celebration of diversity from La Trobe's decision to open special prayer...

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...

Frogs – are they just parasites?

In recent months, the media have gone to town with reports of party-hoppers and disgruntled Pakatan reps. Our correspondent says the people should actually...

Truth: Casualty of all conflicts

In chaos surrounding the attempted arson attacks on a string of churches, where does the truth lie? It perhaps lies within ourselves, reflects Angeline...

Why snuffing out the voice of the Opposition isn’t cool

The denial of publishing permits for Suara Keadilan and Harakah robs ordinary Malaysians of their democratic right to information from a broad spectrum of...

Our Home Minister and the police force

Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein has spoken out against criticising of the police force. But one cannot turn a blind eye to the reputation...

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...

Nazri and his logic

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...

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...

Orang Asli protest memo: Demands and relevance

Orang Asli protest over proposed land policy - Photo by Komas Some 2,500 Orang Asli gathered in Putrajaya on 17 March 2010 to...

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