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.

Photo credit: indmediahk.net

Migrant workers’ plight: Government must listen to civil society voices more intently

The government must do more to alleviate the plight of helpless migrant workers who have to put up with low wages, long...

Can Tho evolves from ruins to resurgence

Can Tho has emerged from the dark days of the Vietnam War bearing hardly any trace of its physical scars, writes Benedict...

Ban m-word and c-word from electoral campaigns

These two words have suffered so much overuse and abuse that both have inadvertently become more toxic than the f-word, writes Mary...

Volunteerism: Group celebrates 35 years of peaceful engagement

JD Lovrenciear looks at how one organisation is bridging racial, religious and social divides in the spirit of volunteerism.

Rantau by-election not a disaster for Pakatan Harapan

Rantau was not the total disaster for the ruling coalition it has been made out to be, writes Anil Netto.

The remarkable school in Sungai Ara that Maszlee would dream of

Education Minister Maszlee Malik is known to be an admirer of the education system in Finland. But Anil Netto thinks he should...

Historic moment as pupils from two Malaysian schools join in Youth Strike for Climate

Anil Netto reports on a new wave of environmental awareness sweeping among the youth of southern Penang.

PH government must live up to people’s aspiration for change

For a start, check the food prices to understand the public discontent instead of being disconnected from the reality on the ground,...

Rome statute: Let the truth prevail

Many ordinary Malaysians see the Rome Statute as much-needed machinery to support the people's battle against corruption and abuse of power,...

Genuine patriotism can kill corruption

We have to have integrity and ethics within us before we can lay claim to being genuinely patriotic citizens, writes JD Lovrenciear....

Mumbai’s amazing dabbawalas: Model in outstanding service

Benedict Lopez spotlights the workers who deliver lunchboxes to customers across the city with clockwork precision.

Why Malaysia needs wide-ranging reforms

Wide-ranging progressive reforms and a comprehensive overhaul to strengthen laws are badly needed to prevent abuse of power, says Dominic Damian.

Keep in touch