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.

An open letter to BN MPs

Dave Anthony calls on BN MPs to take collective responsibility for the brutality towards peaceful Bersih 3.0 demonstrators and for the Lynas plant. Dear...

Time for BN to bow out

The rakyat had been giving the Barisan Nasional over 50 years of chances but instead of improving our lives, they had made things worse,...

Are churches ‘misusing’ the pulpit? Yes, they should!

The problem is not political indoctrination, it’s about misrecognising the fact that virtually all church-goers are already politically indoctrinated, observes Alwyn Lau. GE13 draweth...

The oldest trick in the book?

Any independent inquiry into the violence that broke out at the tail-end of the Bersih 3.0 rally would not be complete without a thorough...

A mother’s account of Bersih 3.0

Bersih 3.0 saw Malaysians irrespective of age, ethnicity or gender, from across the globe and across Malaysia holding hands to say, we are the...

Stop political thuggery!

As a nation, we must condemn political thuggery wherever it appears and we must not allow it to become part of our political process,...

Use of thugs, gangsters, hooligans – a very dangerous trend

One does not have to be a rocket scientist to know who or which party is unleashing these mindless thugs to bark or bite...

Feudal culture of subservience very much alive

Unless there is a paradigm cultural shift in how the institutions of justice operate, any changes in repressive laws will not bring about the...

A half-step forward!

Parliament today voted to pass the Security Offences Bill to replace the ISA. Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj describes what happened in the House. At 3.45pm...

Help! Umno think tank is empty

Umno has turned the practice of recycling discredited and disgraced politicians into an art form. In the process, it has displayed total disregard for...

Lynas: A most important point appears forgotten

Australian Quarantine Officers may even seize a traveller's footwear if mud or earth is found on the sole or side of the footwear, but...

My wish list for electoral reforms

Without electoral reforms we cannot call ours a democratic country, let alone the world's best democracy, observes Tota. If anyone thinks that general elections...

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