Home TA Online

TA Online

Thinking Allowed Online is an avenue for writers including non-Aliran members to express themselves on current issues. The views expressed need not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

video

Stop referring to pastor’s abduction as a ‘professional’ job

Describing the abduction as "professional" is an affront to all hardworking decent professional in various fields, says An Observer. I refer to the recent...

The new Customs director general, the glass ceiling and the regressive GST

Given the resentment towards this tax, it is no wonder any cheer that meritocracy might have been the criteria in the appointment of the...

Automatic voter registration: Electoral Commission has failed to consolidate its role

The commission has a responsibility to introduce automatic registration so that voters can exercise their democratic rights on issues affecting them as citizens, writes...

Victory for consumers as court rules banks can’t hide behind exclusion clauses

An Observer celebrates a ruling by the Court of Appeal which has struck a blow in favour of the rights of consumers in their...

Democracy is the issue

The fact that a great swath of anti-global, anti-political correctness people still resort to democracy to articulate their interests, misguided though some may be,...

Malaysia-North Korea impasse: Don’t resort to tit for tat

We must at all times show that we are a country of civilised people following international norms and remain respectful of the visitors to...

Stunning KL Bar polls result a triumph for moderation

With the hudud bill dominating the ethno-religious political narrative of late, a small but significant victory for inclusivity and moderation went almost unnoticed, writes...

8 March: How Samy Vellu met his Waterloo on his birthday

Today, 8 March 2017, is the 81st birthday of former MIC president Samy Vellu. Joe Pundit recalls how the outspoken politician met his downfall...

Medicine for pensioners: Oratis, are you speaking the truth?

The Public Services Department must share the blame for the confusion that followed the termination of the existing system of supplying medicine to pensioners,...

Thatha, thosai and the lock-up

Prema Devaraj overhears a casual conversation in a thosai shop that prompts her to ponder over deaths in police custody and what measures can...
childrens rights

Chain remand and abuse of children in custody

All those in police custody, be they adult or children, irrespective of whether they have committed a crime or not, have rights which have...

When housing becomes a commodity, a vehicle for wealth growth

The provision of housing these days, in large part, no longer fulfils a social function to provide people with homes within their budget, observes...

Stay connected

6,932FansLike
2,462FollowersFollow
9SubscribersSubscribe