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.

Bipartisanship: The key to a 21st Century Malaysia

It is heartening to see a few politicians from both Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional ready to embrace the concept of bipartisanship on issues...

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...

Tug-of-war: Playing a game rigged from the beginning

A tussle for control, which is skewed towards the BN-led federal government, continues to plague the administration of Penang, observes Yasmin Bathamanathan. Up until...

Like software, our government too need its update

If we want to push the boundaries of democracy and uphold the principles of people's power and equality, this the right time to do...

Surabaya’s ‘Mayor with the Cangkul’

Love her or loathe her, Tri Rismaharini has brought changes to the city through her tough stance and hands-on approach, writes S Chandra. Boots...

Here’s why public institutions are perceived to be components of BN

Putrajaya seems to be able to influence the decision-making process of public institutions to serve the whims and fancies of the government of the...
Parliament

Should YBs be ‘whipped’ to toe the party line?

Elected representatives should be allowed to vote accordance to their conscience if the issue is not against their party principles and ideology, writes Vince...

Bring back the vote: The case for mayoral elections

Sharon W H Ling looks back at a mayoral election in San Francisco and wonders when Malaysia will have elected mayors. Up against the...

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