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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.

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...

Hentikan perkahwinan kanak-kanak!

Biarkan anak-anak kita menikmati zaman kanak-kanak mereka tanpa dibebani dengan tanggungjawab yang sepatutnya dipikul oleh orang dewasa, ujar Azrine Razak. Sejak akhir-akhir ini banyak...

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...

Poverty in an epoch of plenty

It is the duty of the government and relevant agencies to accommodate and see to the wellbeing of the homeless and the poor, says...

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...

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,...

‘Miss, is it okay for us to talk politics?’

If we allow ourselves to be suffocated by national leaders who use the law to stifle us, then our lives would be worth little,...

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...

Multiculturalism: Back to basics

Politicians have successfully created fear and suspicion in our society, and if this is the tactic they are using, how can we trust this...

Public toilets – A great place to assess good governance, democracy

Lau Shu Shi describes the humiliating experience she endured when using a public restroom in Ipoh - and wonders who was responsible for the...

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...

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...

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