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.

Gerakan’s ‘Animal Farm’

Gone are the days when Gerakan had brave lions and wise leaders such as Syed Hussein Alatas, Tan Chee Khoon, V David, and...

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...

“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...

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...

National unity unattainable under BN

As long as the BN government does not take stern action to stem the assaults on national unity,  it will remain accused of indifference...

Have you paid your security bill?

All of us are already or in a matter of time going to be hit with a new household bill – neighbourhood security, warns...

Orang Asli struggle for customary lands continues

It is high time that the government thinks ‘out-of–the box’ and explores the notion that Orang Asli progress lies in empowering Orang Asli...

Carcosa: A story of betrayal

A word of advice for people, say from Sik or Selama: if you stray into Carcosa, remember that if you cannot pronounce the...

10 reasons why Orang Asli lands should be protected

Never assume that Orang Asli are not deserving of their customary lands, says Yogeswaran Subramaniam. Law, human rights, justice and morality demand that we...

On (not) burning the Qur’an

Can discerning Malaysian citizens be blamed for wondering whether there is any substantive difference between Pastor Terry Jones’s warped sense of religious duty and...

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...

‘Sex education’ at last… in 1Malaysia

A homework assignment on consumerism for an 8-year-old girl leaves her mother shocked and bewildered. Our correspondent, the mother, has the story. It was one...

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