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2015 Young Writers

These are articles by those who participated in Aliran’s Young Writers Workshops, supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, in 2015.

It is not just Mahathir who’s been blocked from speaking

Elected opposition MPs, state assembly members and student activists too have been stopped from speaking, points out Farha Yusof. A speech getting stopped by...

Tertiary education in Malaysia: A blessing or a curse?

It would be utterly unfair for bright students to be deprived of access to education because of their financial status and lousy policies introduced...

Gender dysphoria: Blurring gender lines

Danielle Rhye Avrahamovic discusses the myths of gender roles and sexual identity. ‘Gender Dysphoria’, (Dis-Fo-Riya) etymology: Gender Dysphoria is an experience which Trans, Genderqueer, and Non-Binary people...

Selamatkan hutan simpan dan penyu Segari (Bahagian 2)

Pihak kapitalis industri yang datang tanpa dijemput, menjamah tanah dengan niat menanam wang di landasan Petani dan Pekebun, secara halus merampas hak asasi penduduk,...

Mahathir’s Mission Impossible: Can he pull it off?

The ongoing spat and rift which may lead to a new Umno president - and new prime minister - from Barisan Nasional being appointed...

What kind of Malaysia awaits the next generation?

Let's work together to bring justice and beauty of unity to reality, not just behind the four-edged glass screen and for the sake of...

Can Malaysia Airlines return to its golden days?

What needs to be eliminated from Malaysia Airlines are the leakages and long-term contracts that victimise Malaysia Airlines itself, asserts Farha Yusof. Christoph Mueller’s...

Stateless Rohingyas of Myanmar: Who’s to blame?

Yugashini Sukumaran and Kanmani Rengasamy are in no doubt as to who is ultimately responsible for the oppression and suffering of the Rohingyas. First,...

Media curbs preventing Malaysians from knowing the truth

Restrictions on media freedom are preventing the people from finding out what the government is up to, say Yugashini Sukumaran and Kanmani Rengasamy. The...

Racism is so yesterday

Racism has to be curbed and destroyed until the root of racism cannot be traced at all, writes Barathi Selvam. There is no caste...

Selamatkan hutan simpan dan penyu Segari (Bahagian 1)

Pihak kapitalis industri yang datang tanpa dijemput, menjamah tanah dengan niat menanam wang di landasan Petani dan Pekebun, secara halus merampas hak asasi penduduk,...

Everyone should be against Penal Code 377B

Engaging in consensual oral and anal sex is not something that should be punished. Indeed, the government shouldn’t govern how we have sex, says...

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