2014 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 of apology (and hope) to East Malaysians

Douglas Teoh says sorry to Sabahans and Sarawakians for the fissure in relating to one another as human beings who are equal in the...

Bangsa Malaysia: Our citizenship defined

With the jarring inequalities and discrimination targeted at some Malaysian communities, can we really blame those who pursue greener pastures elsewhere, asks Syerleena Abdul...

With rise of internet-savvy communities, censorship no longer effective

Intellectual embargos and absolute censorship are far less effective than literate intellectualism and sound moral logic in keeping society on a level course, observes...

The Rakyat expect political leaders to be statesmen

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But we cannot wait for our leaders to become statesmen; it may be in vain. Our best bet would be to rely on our...

Immersion in reality would help resolve Allah conundrum

Through a spiritual approach in embracing and immersing ourselves in complex reality with love and compassion, we could liberate Malaysia from its current divisive...

The dark treacherous road to Putrajaya

Rafizi Ramli is right; the Kajang by-election will be a game-changer - but not in the manner that he thinks, says Azmil Tayeb....

For God’s sake!

A poem about a fictitious sect by Cecil Rajendra.For God's sakeAnd so it came to pass . . . . a certain Sumerian sect decreed...
Mahathir dreaming

Time to move on: Beyond Mahathir’s Old Politics

Mahathir, stuck in his framework of Old Politics, is wrong in his conception of human beings – we are fluid, dynamic, and capable of...

Power-sharing formula in Malaysia: But with whom?

Just because power is shared doesn’t mean it will translate into good governance. Power should no doubt be shared - but with the rakyat...

Migrant workers’ deaths: Government should act against manufacturer

The three deaths in December 2013 at a plywood manufacturer seem to have been a well-kept secret, and it is highly likely, given the...

Allah controversy: Bigots exploiting religious insecurities

Insecurities over the Allah controversy can be overcome by nurturing wisdom through religous education that projects great emotional intellectualism and depth, says Syerleena Abdul...

Jais raid: Governmental failure over religious issues

The controversy over the Malay Bibles should have been resolved with the 10-point solution - but there has been no political will, says Tommy...

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