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.

A’s galore – Is this for real?

So many students these days obtain a string of A's in public examinations. And yet, most people who were in school, say 50 years...

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?...

Elections: BN no longer has the upper hand!

This will be a new scenario for BN, notes P Ramakrishnan. It will not have the upper hand in determining its fortune or...

‘Feet kissing’ during the Hulu Selangor campaign

Now that the election is over, the dust from the many visits of VIPs never seen before will settle and business will ...

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...

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...

Whither the Sibu Chinese voters?

It is difficult to predict how Sibu residents are going to vote. But after a slew of small talks targeted at Christians and females,...

Pejuang rakyat or peju-wang diri sendiri?

In the light of recent defections, political parties must apply new criteria when selecting election candidates, says Anil Netto. The number one consideration should...

Sex, politics and football

Unlike the case of former England football captain John Terry, the stakes in the Anwar Ibrahim trial are much higher and involve more than...

Cock-eyed view of what constitutes non-Muslim rights

Too bad, Nazri resorted to stereo-typed notions of ‘non-Muslims’ and cock-eyed ideas of what constitutes their rights, observes Francis Loh. No wonder there’s no...

Stay calm, stick with the crowd, avoid trouble-makers

Saya yang dibankit shares with us his fearful and disappointing experience at the anti-ISA vigil in Penang on 1 August and gives us some...

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...

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