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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.

People with disabilities face formidable challenges in corporate world

There must be radical change to enable this valuable human capital to become an integral part of the development of the country, writes Dharvin...

O, Ringgit, how little you matter

Is the government spending your tax money efficiently, effectively and responsibly, wonders Yasmin Bathamanathan. It was while I was stuck at a celebration to...

Men sew and women fix bikes: Breaking gender stereotypes

We limit our opportunities and challenges when we only dance within the ropes of gender stereotypes, says Praseetha Naidu. If I had a ringgit...

Getting educated: Blessing or curse?

Education appears to have become a privileged pursuit for the selected ones and for those who can afford it, writes Chiok Phaik Fern. “Sorry...

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...

Children from broken homes: A Malaysian experience

If only the voices of these children could be given equal attention by policy makers, many innocent lives could be saved, writes Chiok Phaik...

Saving the Rohingya: Let love prevail, not chauvinism, not racism

Accept these refugees, accommodate them and provide them with basic needs: foods, shelter and medical attention as an immediate response, urges Barathi Selvam. “If...

Saya bangsa Malaysia

Discussing what went wrong might take countless days, what is more important today is to nurture humanity and a sense of belonging to one...

Forbidden love

Political reality sometimes kills beautiful moments when the system discourages certain types of true love from blossoming, writes Chiok Phaik Fern. When you fall...

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...

Mampukah Malaysia Airlines ke era kegemilangannya semula?

Apa yang mustahak dan perlu disingkirkan dari Malaysia Airlines adalah ketirisan dan kontrak jangka masa panjang yang memangsakan Malaysia Airlines sendiri, ujar Farha Yusof....

The non-driving class in Kinta Valley

We should do our bit and contribute to the only planet we have, says Shazni Bhai. How? Come over to the bus stop now....

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