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.

Amazing loyalty

Ros Gaya marvels at the extent to which some Umno supporters will go to display their loyalty to the party.Umno supporters come in many...

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...

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...

Weak state of Labour in Malaysia

Workers in Malaysia can only have a brighter future if they...

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...

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...

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...

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...

India’s soft diplomacy in Asean: Re-building a bridge that was never broken?

The Indian PM’s visit to Malaysia was hardly a case of a foreign premier visiting a foreign land; it was more akin to a...

Traitors and treachery!

If ever elected representatives are turned into renegades and turncoats, we must not only punish these traitors in the next round of elections but...

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...

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