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.

Independent judiciary essential for fair trial

Abdul Rashid Hanafi outlines what constitutes a fair trial. There is no better test of excellence of any government than the independence and the...

Education system turning many into robots

Conformity and blind obedience have no place in the right kind of education, says Abdul Rashid Hanafi. Our education is at present concerned with...

Pilihnraya kerajaan tempatan adalah hak rakyat

Amat jelas sekali bahawa isu-isu perkauman atau perihal suatu kaum akan tersisih akibat daripada terlaksananya pilihanraya kerajaan tempatan tidak timbul, ujar W H Cheng....

Decentralisation as an alternative

Decentralisation is not a seditious term as some negative elements have claimed, writes W H Cheng. Decentralisation is defined as the distribution and delegation...

Sarawak constituency redelineation: A sample of things to come

The outcome of the general elections in Sarawak or in Malaysia depends not just on the voting public but on the Election Commission as...

Drowned by the language of god

The reaction to the East Coast floods has shown us how dangerous it is to allow the public discourse to be drowned by those...

Is BN afraid of reality?

The crisis we are confronted with has nothing to do with race and religion. It is poor governance that is threatening our people...

Is the BN government really serious about moderation?

If the prime minister could preach about moderation at the UN General Assembly a few months ago, why is he allowing these racial and...

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