2015 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.

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GST – A health hazard

Is Malaysia set to go into a situation where only the wealthy can afford state of the art medical treatment while the poor are...

An open letter to Lim Kit Siang

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If enough like-minded people agree to associate, you can create a nation where we all have a stake to safeguard, says Dave Anthony. Dear...

Br Herbertus Gampok: He taught ‘the last, the lost and the least’ in Sabah

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Francis Loh pays tribute to an unsung hero who taught and worked tirelessly among poor children in the interior of Sabah. Brother Herbertus Gampok...

Suffering from ‘chicken chop’!

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A slip of the hand is no fault of the mind, but when a trained medical professional makes such a slip, the quality of...

Learning from Tok Guru

Nik Aziz was a highly principled political leader cum preacher; even a counter-model of what a political leader ought to be, observes Francis Loh...

Remembering Hugo Chavez

Danesh Chacko reflects on the legacy of the former Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, two years after his passing. Two years ago, on 5 March,...

Focus on the process of Justice through the prism of equality

Malaysians should not be caught up merely with the convictions in particular cases; they should instead demand accountability in the entire process of the...

Rethinking development

Mega dams, glitzy condominiums and largely vacant villas are not development. They are proud monuments of capital built at the expense of social capital...

Makna kebebasan bersuara

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Pihak pemerintah terus mengelirukan keadaan dengan pelbagai interpretasi dan penguatkuasa undang-undangnya mengikut keadaan dan definasi yang berlainan, ujar W H Cheng. Apakah yang dikatakan...

Stopping custodial deaths: Set a new KPI for Home Ministry

The Malaysian government cannot afford to be indifferent towards custodial deaths occurring in the country. Any death is one death too many, asserts Prema...

Anwar Ibrahim will not be forgotten

We must not only free Anwar; we must free the nation from the shackles of tyranny, asserts P Ramakrishnan. We are gathered here tonight...

Harmonise inter-religious relations for better understanding

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The time has come for everyone today to come together to introduce religious values in their proper perspective, says H C Wong. Religious principles...

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