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May 2015 COVER STORY

Crisis ahead for private higher education – and solutions

With unemployable graduates and a financial status that runs in the red, can private schools survive in Malaysia?

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FEATURE

City status is a matter of status – and expectations

Penang's city status entails great responsibility.

HEALTH

A mother's journey with autism

Taking care of a child with autism can be an uphill task, but Alina Gooi takes things in her stride.

PHOTO ESSAY

The trishaw maker of George Town

Meet Saw Chin Choon, traditional trishaw maker extraordinaire.

FEATURE

Federalism arrested

The consequences of an overly centralised state are alarming.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Rising global inequality signals coming catastrophe

Say goodbye to social, political and financial stability, and economic growth.

FEATURE

Penang able to handle the heat

What are Penang's successful private education institutions doing right?

STATISTICS

Labour force and wage comparisons by numbers

In conjunction witch Labour Day, we provide the statistics on Malaysia's workforce.

PENANG PROFILE

Letting colonial literature reveal its wealth – and ambivalence

Dr Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri's preoccupation with colonial literature is inspirational.

PEAKS AND PARKS

A hill climb for beginners... and others

Take a hike up Penang Hill and discover beautiful and dramatic views of the island.

VOICE IN THE CROWD

Let’s become pedestrians again

Want to beat the jam? Simple. Walk!

FEATURE

Probing root problems with music, the Kareem Salama way

Country music came naturally to Egyptian-American Kareem Salama.

FOOTPRINTS

Gerakbudaya – A book-based cultural movement

Bookshop and publisher Gerakbudaya is transforming Malaysia's cultural scene.

FEATURE

The punk artists of Mount Kinabalu

Using woodcut techniques, Malaysia's Bornean artists spread their message beyond the island.

PENANG PALETTE

So much of Ismail Hashim to unpack or repack

A tribute? A retrospective? Or an archival reconnaissance lab test? The Unpack/ Repack exhibition on the late Ismail Hashim definitely pushes the envelope.

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May 2017

The Freedom Young Artists Can Enjoy

The Young Contemporary Artists competition sees some quirky work.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

FEATURE
May 2017

One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

These teatime snacks find their way back into the hearts – and tummies – of locals.

PROFILE
May 2017

A Man with a Mission

It takes courage to make decisions, as businessman and cancer survivor SK Sundaram discovers.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.