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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Depression: Dialogues within myself

Judith shares with us the burden of unfulfilled expectations placed on her in her childhood and how it spiralled into full-blown depression. I noticed a...

Misconception about the World’s Oldest Profession

Mary Ann Lim peels aways a widely believed myth shrouding prostitution in Malaysia - and comes face-to-face with the grim reality of human trafficking....

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...

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...

Reflections of a proud ‘campur-child’

Diversity is a beautiful thing; if we can accept or even encourage it, it can result in a richness that no one culture can...

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...

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...

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