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.

Do Isma, Perkasa hold the copyright to freedom of expression?

It is a moral obligation for everyone of us who cares about human liberties to speak out and condemn doctrines that advocate hatred, writes...

Stop treating immigrants as punching bags for our own problems

The anger and apathy towards foreign workers for no valid reason is bewildering, says Nicholas Chan. As far as I am concerned, President Obama...

But Umno already has the ‘wow factor’!

Umno's 'achievements' have already prompted many to repeatedly exclaim "wow!" - though not in the way the party may have hoped, writes Tota. Muhyiddin...

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! revisited

At the ongoing Umno general assembly, we are hearing calls for an "economic jihad". Little has changed in Umno's worldview since the late Philip...

Problems facing nation down to weak leadership

Bad leaders more often take into account the interest of a few at the expense of everyone else, writes Abdul Rashid Hanafi. Most of...

Dumb, dumber and extremist

Perhaps it is time to teach our children empathy and tolerance rather than leaving it to the ruling regime, which has a vested interest...

Police shouldn’t be seen as appendage of Umno!

By targeting Zunar's online customers, the police appear to be trying to discourage the cartoonist's satirical message that ridicules Umno from spreading far and...

Umno assembly: Political circus comes to town again

Umno is set to pull the wool over the eyes of delegates at its general assembly by avoiding the real issues and indulging in...

Sarawak State Assembly passes Bill to increase its seats – but is it justified?

The Sarawak State Assembly passed a Bill to increase the number of seats in the House from 71 to 82, but what was the...

Ahmad Shabery Cheek a coward and racist?

Why does the Minister hide behind innuendos and make insinuating comments to rouse the passions of the Malays, wonders P Ramakrishnan. When Umno politicians...

Sedition: Selective prosecution and persecution?

Anything that puts Umno leaders, including the corrupt, in poor light is considered a threat to national security, observes Tota. To say that the...

Public education system needs major restructuring, reforms

Unfortunately, many of our leaders and some people have been far too satisfied with the status quo and their achievements, laments Abdul Rashid Hanafi....

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