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April 2015 COVER STORY

The Athi Nahappan Report revisited Part 2: Local elections are part of a larger reform agenda

In the second part of our cover story on local elections, we examine what the Athi Nahappan Report further recommends.

Also in this issue

PENANG PROFILE

Penang’s frontline survivor

From the inside of a Burmese jail to the Thai-Cambodian border at the height of its tragedy in the 1970s, Kim Gooi has seen a lot.

HEALTH

Revolutionising cancer detection, one gene at a time

Meet Prof Datuk Dr Choong-Chin Liew, who is at the forefront of tissue-specific functional genomics.

PHOTO ESSAY

Papua New Guinea: where colours and cultures clash in peace

Every year in August and September, Papua New Guinea explodes in a spectacular display of colours, dances and feathers.

UTTER ECONOMICS

GST: Tiptoeing into structural deficit

What does quantitative easing, US interest rates and the fall in crude oil price have to do with Malaysia’s GST?

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN

A walk on the Cheapside

Lorong Cheapside is a treasure trove for hardware and DIY enthusiasts, and a lingering reminder of George Town's working class days.

FEATURE

Does Malaysia’s animation industry have a future?

Ch'ng Chin Chin explores Malaysia's animation industry by talking to the experts.

TALK-TALK ONLY

Remembering Krishen Jit

Writer, history academic, and theatre director and critic Kee Thuan Chye reminisces about the legendary Krishen Jit on the 10th anniversary of the intellectual's death.

FOOTPRINTS

Through the eyes of a refugee child

One man embarks on a project to give refugee children a voice, through pictures.

PENANG PALETTE

Seeing art in passing time and peopled space

The community at the People's Court on Lebuh Cintra, George Town, turns into an art-cheological project.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Penang’s economy in 2015: Growth continues, but more slowly

As we enter the second quarter, we take a look at what's affecting the Penang economy.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Soldering a regional platform for semiconductors

The annual Semicon event, a regional exposition of the semiconductor industry, comes to Penang.

STATISTICS

Penang’s aviation and maritime sectors by the numbers

As a supplement to this month’s cover story on economic indicators, we examine Penang’s aviation and maritime industries which contribute significantly toward the state’s performance in tourism and trade.

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When Penang and the Dindings were One

For 60 years, the Dindings district in Perak was governed by Penang.

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A Museum that Sounds Like No Other

A tribute to Penang's music greats.

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More Than an Air Force Station

With amenities that range from a hospital to a radio station, the Royal Australian Air Force has certainly left its mark in Penang.