2012 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.

Dataran Merdeka – who owns it?

The powers-that-be must get it into their thick heads that the whole country, every inch of it, belongs to the people, asserts Tota. Over...

Rule of law and civilised governments

Tota compares the contrasting reactions to calls for atrocities to be investigated in a couple of western democracies and in Malaysia. In the Batang...

Bersih 3.0, a people’s carnival

The huge Bersih 3.0 crowd testified to the fact that many people no longer trust the BN government, let alone the Election Commission, to...

600 Singaporeans gather for ISA crackdown anniversary

Hundreds of Singaporeans have marked the 25th anniversary of an ISA crackdown in the island republic, notes Anil Netto. Some 600 people turned up...

Thursday at Ambiga’s

Zaharom Nain describes the scene at Ambiga's house when a bunch of 'petty traders' and racist youths turned up with their unwelcome messages. Well,...

Adopt psycho-spiritual approach in education system

Such an approach in the country's education blueprint is essential to achieve development that is peaceful and sustainable, asserts Ronald Benjamin. According to Education...

The mutation of Tunku Aziz (Part 2)

Tunku Abdul Aziz sang a different tune about Anwar in an article written in 2010. Martin Jalleh sieves through that commentary.   When asked recently...

The mutation of Tunku Aziz (Part 1)

Martin Jalleh digs up an article written by Tunku Abdul Aziz in 2009 - and finds some startling contradictions with his position today. How...

How do thee revolt? Let me count the ways

Contrary to the unfounded fear propagated by the ruling elites, the participants of Bersih 3.0 are not bent on overthrowing the government via revolutionary...

Umno, how much did you spend to bring your crowd?

Compare the attendance at Umno's 66th anniversary celebration at Bukit Jalil Stadium on 11 May to the Bersih 3.0 turnout. There is simply no...

A thin yellow line

Tessa Houghton describes her experience as an observer at the Bersih 3.0 rally in KL.   The morning of 28 April 2012, in Taman Seputeh,...

Despicable, contemptible behaviour must be condemned

Aliran is shocked and alarmed by the puerile and infantile behaviour of Perkasa, whose members numbering about 30 held an atrocious ‘funeral rite’...

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