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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.

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...

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 Malaysians I wouldn’t want in my classroom

The humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingya refugees has revealed alot about the ugly side of a certain group of Malaysians, observes Melanie Yong. For...

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...

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,...

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,...

A public affair

If Malaysia is ever going to realise its elusive Vision 2020, public service providers must buck up and heed the many complaints, writes Shannon...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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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