2013 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.

Mahathir and his mouth

The rakyat are not swallowing meekly all that Mahathir is spewing out. But he seems to go on and on and on like a...

Teaching the teacher a lesson or two

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The collective outrage over our education system shouldn’t abate, writes Sheila Santharamohana. Let us insist on and advocate for an open forum where all...

The education language barrier

Why are foreign students able to study in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, when locals, like John Inbaraj, who do not have a...

Psy’s Gangnam parody in Penang: Oops, joke is on BN elites

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Psy is actually making fun of people who are so materialistic and obsessed with a worldy life-style while being cut off from the rest...

Scaremongering – the order of the day

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Let us not become victims of scaremongering tactics employed by irresponsible politicians but instead bravely become agents of change so that Malaysian democracy may...

Claudia Theophilus’ death: Bernama jumping the gun into the gutter

By giving the the impression that Claudia Theophilus and her Lebanese colleagues were being irresponsible (by “playing with guns”), Bernama is effectively slandering the...

‘Janji ditepati’ atau janji kosong?

The BN-led government is dishing out cash and other handouts in a desperate attempt to win votes. But Rakyat Jelata warns the rakyat not...

How can Muslims become infidels? Don’t be absurd, Harussani!

P Ramakrishnan takes to task Perak mufti Harussani Zakaria for his preposterous remarks on the Allah controversy. This must be the craziest statement of...

‘Maximum consultation’: Mission schools issue resolved?

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The way to improve our education system is not via a directive from the centre to the bottom; the solution is to decentralise our...

Remaking Penang together – in 1Malaysia style?

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Fitness Fanatic laments the lack of consideration displayed by the organisers of the 'Penang Run 2013'. The first major run for 2013 in Penang...

Revamp the education system

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With a new school year well underway, Disappointed Mom finds it therapeutic to pour out her frustrations over the country's education system and the...

Special constituency allocations: Why only for elected BN reps?

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These allocations must be made available to all elected officials, BN or not. After all, this is money that belongs to the rakyat, says...

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