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.

Use of sedition law on dissidents reflects neo-colonial mindset

Malaysians must reject this colonial-era law with a collective voice to regain our freedom and dignity as a nation, asserts Ronald Benjamin.The BN...

‘World class’ ministry – or world class mockery?

If the Education Ministry refers to itself as “world class”, then it should reveal the truth and stop beating around the bush, demands Leena...

Selangor Menteri Besar controversy: Important gender issue

If Dr Wan Azizah is not appointed Menteri Besar of Selangor, it would be a terrible injustice to an able and noble woman, says...

A different kind of Merdeka

Today’s struggle for 'Merdeka' is about breaking free from the shackles of intellectual oppression that restrict our judgement, says Syerleena Abdul Rashid.The meaning...

Sedition – a public interest issue

In view of the unclear and subjective use of the Sedition Act, the emergence of the Gerak Mansuhkan Akta Hasutan seems understandable, writes Rakyat...

Leaked UPSR papers: Don’t blame pupils for Education Ministry’s shambles

The Education Ministry should own up and take responsibility for a failed system and set up a high-level independent commission of inquiry to get...

The Malaysian female athlete and the conservative conundrum

Men in our society should be taught to appreciate the contribution of female atheletes. Most of all, some of these men need to learn...

Vital for agents of change to distinguish between idealism and reality

The pressure from ordinary educated citizens who have their feet firmly planted in reality and its complexities will force Pakatan Rakyat to reassess its...

Do-or-die phase of Pakatan Rakyat experiment

Pakatan Rakyat is not just a coalition but an experiment for Malaysia’s next step in multiculturalism. It can either come out stronger or sink...

Selangor: All eyes on Pas but party caught in real dilemma

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Many are hoping that the Pas central committee will meet immediately and have the courage to do the right thing – to decide in...

Runtuhnya Pakatan dan harapan rakyat? – Bahagian III

Sekiranya Pakatan Rakyat runtuh, BN akan kembali mendominasi pilihan raya dan harapan majoriti rakyat yang mahukan perubahan akan terkubur, ujar Faisal S Hazis.Jika Pakatan...

Runtuhnya Pakatan dan harapan rakyat? – Bahagian II

Pilihan raya mengejut di Selangor bukan sahaja akan merugikan Khalid Ibrahim tetapi Pakatan Rakyat dan Pas, hujah Faisal S Hazis.Untuk terus memegang tampuk...

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