2011 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.

Anti-Bersih 2.0 media propaganda fails to fool rakyat

It is time the authorities deal with the root causes of the people's grievances over the electoral process instead of indulging in propaganda that...

Tremulous two-decade journey to Permanent Residency

A Foreign Spouse of a Malaysian Citizen shares the saga of her long journey to become a permanent resident. Last week, I got called...

Let’s stop talking politics and get real!

It is a real pity that Najib has turned down Anwar’s challenge to debate their economic policies, says P Ramakrishnan. Najib’s decision has not...

Enough! Let’s put a stop to gutter politics

We must not give the time of day to gutter politics by totally ignoring such news all together. It is high time that we...

A Mickey Mouse of an election?

It is clear that the BN is desperate and resorting to foul means to ensure its electoral victory, observes Francis Loh. But the BN...

Malaysian households faced with mounting debt

Low wages and economic policies that are not in the interest of the ordinary people are driving households deeper into debt, observes Anil Netto....

The ‘best democracy’? Not by a long shot

We need to reform the judicial system to make it independent and to strengthen religious pluralism before we can lay claim to being the...

Jaundiced Justice!

To postpone the hearing of the habeas corpus applications by the PSM six who have been detained without trial under the Emergency Ordinance 1969...

Strange things happen in Bolehland

Bolehland is a country of strange coincidences, observes Tota, as he looks at Malaysian politicians' recent visits to the Vatican, India, the US, Kazakhstan,...

Home Ministry under siege, mentally

John Inbaraj remains exasperated by the Home Ministry's failure to deal with the problem of foreigners entering the country illegally. In an earlier article...

To the magistrates of Malaysia

Detained Member of Parliament Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj wrote this message before 10 July 2011 during his ongoing detention. I hope some of you will...

Sarawak under-development: Shame on us

Sarawak is not a poor state and it has an income that is similar to Selangor's. But a short distance away from towns lie...

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