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May 2014 COVER STORY

Karpal Singh: Will for justice

A tribute to Karpal Singh, the Tiger of Jelutong.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Ballet illuminated!

We chat with Singapore Dance Theatre's senior artist Chihiro Uchida about ballet and dancing.

FEATURE

Empowering the rural poor in Thailand

We divulge Thailand's unique community development projects headed by Mr Condom, Mechai Viravaidya.

PHOTO ESSAY

Faces of Central Asia

We go to the crossroads of China, the Middle East and the former Soviet Empire to capture the faces of Central Asia.

FEATURE

Canvassing nebulous memories

Penang-born British artist Kate Hunt draws from her subconscious to create melancholic works of abstract art.

FEATURE

Migrate for what???

The grass is always greener on the other side. Or is it really?

SPECIAL FEATURE

Keeping George Town’s golden goose strong and fat

Head of USM’s Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster (STRC) Prof Badaruddin Mohamed talks about capacity measures and how to make George Town's tourism sustainable.

FEATURE

21st Century PAS

Contemporary PAS toes the line between conservatism and progressiveness.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Managing bubble economies

We chat with Prof Kiyohiko Nishimura about bubble economies, quantitative easing and Abenomics.

TALK-TALK ONLY

Will change come by GE14?

As Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's popularity takes a plunge, will he be able to reverse public opinion in time?

JUST A MINUTE

George Town goes dark for Earth Hour 2014

Penang celebrates Earth Hour 2014 by switching off the lights and going for a walk in the dark.

FOOTPRINTS

Sabahans defend their heritage

Sabahans, and East Malaysians in general, are beginning to rediscover and recognise their rich and colourful history.

PENANG PALETTE

Art space expands in Penang

Streets become blank canvases and colonial buildings turn into art galleries as alternative art spaces mushroom in Penang.

TRAVEL

Seoul subsumes old and new

The capital of South Korea has a vibrant and unique culture that blends modernity and the past.

PERSPECTIVES

Malaysia’s music industry – Let’s make it real

How can an artist benefit the Malaysian economy? Ksatriya discusses.

STATISTICS

An analysis of the TPPA

Here's a look at the numbers, along with a comparative analysis between member countries.

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Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
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Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

FEATURE
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Meet the Mee Goreng Family!

Three generations of Malaysian fusion cooks.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
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The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

At over a century old, Penang's Botanic Gardens have an illustrious past.