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.

Open letter to Sharizat

Tota takes to task the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Sharizat Abdul Jalil, for her comments mocking the payment of RM100 to...

Accountability and language: Obfuscation in action

Stop paying consultants who are parrots for corporate-speak, and let’s really...

Local Government Act: Ours to make or break

The test of democracy is not how law-abiding we are but how just are the laws we live by. We cannot forget that...

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...

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...

Can Ong Ka Ting or any other ex this or that save MCA?

Bringing back the former MCA president might actually resolve the three-cornered leadership struggle in the party - but for how long, wonders Francis Loh....

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...

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...

Political agenda disguised

Ch'ng Teng Liang looks at the motive of those who demonstrated against the Penang state governent on 5 February, ostensibly in defence of Malay...

Psychopaths on the loose

  GDP growth as a measure of economic well-being tends to serve the interests of Big Business rather than than ordinary people, writes Anil Netto. ...

Come September 2010

Come September, Prime Minister Najib Razak will mark the second anniversary of his 1Malaysia social engineering campaign. But will that mark the dawning...

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...

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