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March 2013 COVER STORY

MALAYSIANS TAKE CHARGE

Over the last five years Malaysia has seen much change, including a new two-party system. Ooi Kee Beng explores how social activism is changing the face of politics in the country.

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PHOTO ESSAY

The simple life

We take a quick trip into quiet, serene Permatang Pauh.

FEATURE

One Party Rule Fades Away

An in-depth look at Umno’s past, present and future.

FEATURE

How far can Indonesia's consumption-driven growth go?

Indonesia’s rapid growth rate may be impressive, but is it sustainable?

FEATURE

Teeming, Tranquil HANOI

Hanoi, where ancient and modern history live side by side.

FEATURE

Leapfrogging development with ICT

Throughout the region, ICT has helped create opportunities and enhanced sustainable development.

STATES OF REFORM

Ensuring growth to ensure sustainability

Malaysia needs long-term comprehensive measures to secure a stable future.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Surviving G4's Crisis Measures

How will the G4’s new economic policies affect Malaysia, and how can we avoid making the same mistakes?

PENANG PALETTE

Artists with pioneering status

Getting to know eight pioneers of Malaysian art.

ASEAN INSIGHTS

Regional outlook

Insights from around the region at the Regional Outlook Forum 2013.

BOOK REVIEW

At home with the Peranakan Chinese

A review of The Peranakan Chinese Home: Art and Culture in Daily Life by Ronald G. Knapp.

THINK TANK THOUGHTS

A fresh paradigm for penang

A comprehensive development agenda to transform Penang into an international and intelligent state.

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