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.

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...

Get real, Suhakam!

If children cannot be protected against an exploitative and unjust system, what is the rationale for standing in their way when they participate in...

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...

We have to speak up

Our political leaders dare not condemn a vocal minority who threaten our unity. And if concerned voices and responsible leaders and caring Malaysians do...

Suhakam appointments: Window-dressing again?

The process of appointments to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has been amended, but Yogeswaran Subramaniam is left wondering if the change...

Education policy flip flops

The government's flip-flop over the use of Malay and English for teaching Science and Mathematics is irresponsible, says Rani Rasiah. What is clear is...

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...

Anwar trial will not derail struggle for justice, democracy

Whatever happens to Anwar, Malaysians will continue to demand greater democracy, accountability and socio-economic justice to ensure that the momentum towards change is not...

Lighting candles

The simple act of actively lighting candles is perhaps dangerous if it illuminates the darkness of ignorance, oppression and injustice, says Yeoh Seng Guan.   This...

When BN leaders fail to lead, “think alternative”

When political leaders fail us after 53 years of governance, Christopher Barnabas says it's time we start to "think alternative" and vote for...

Whipping of three Muslim women

We should not let the powers-that-be divert us from the ongoing struggle and demands for reform and accountability in all areas of Malaysian politics...

The Federal Court has put itself in a spot

With its recent unthinkable and unthinking decision, the Federal Court has been rendered powerless to review its decisions hence forth, laments P Ramakrishnan, adding...

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