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.

Have you heard of Impian Sarawak?

Sara Loh recounts her memorable experience as an orang bandar immersed in Kampung Sg Rasau in Sibu, working alongside locals to construct a wharf...

Move to recruit more non-Malays into PDRM welcomed – but this must only be...

Much more needs to be done to create fair and equal opportunities and this move must extend to other government agencies as well, says...

The question of politics in education

The focus on education reform in our country should be about increasing the level of democracy within it, says Nicholas Chan.I remembered when...

Kajang voters, Malaysia’s destiny is in your hands!

P Ramakrishnan urges voters in the Kajang by-election to send a clear message that they are dissatisfied with the way things are and that...

Ethnicity: A Malaysian political obsession

We must be aware of racially loaded remarks impulsively and thoughtlessly made by us that can lessen the warmth and rapport we may have...

Reformasi 2.0 – The rise of Bangsa Malaysia

Just as Anwar's arrest in 1998 spawned the Reformasi movement, the latest verdict ushers in Reformasi 2.0 with the emergence of a real Bangsa...

Hate-mongering: Nurturing fear in the Malay community

It is time we set aside our differences and get in touch with the core values of humility, respectfulness and above all, faith in...

Umno’s divisive politics a greater threat to sovereignty than Anwar

Mahathir's statement that voting for Anwar is equivalent to voting for the United States lacks political depth and wisdom, says Ronald Benjamin.Today is...

Unexceptional case with exceptional interest

Why didn't the prosecution appeal as soon as the verdict was given, which is normally the case, wonders Hishamuddin Yahaya.With regard to Dato...

In a land of Have-Nots, leaders lack conscience

Every time we read about the lavish parties, the posh weddings and the designer handbags, we feel awful because we know who we are...

Bersih delegation visits Major Zaidi Ahmad to express support

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A Bersih delegation visited Major Zaidi Ahmad to express their support for the air force officer's predicament as he faces seven charges for going...

Danger could be one SLAP away

With an irresponsibly indifferent regime in power, being emotional now is really not a smart choice, says Nicholas Chan.As a very amateur political...

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