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November 2012 COVER STORY

Budget 2013: PUSHING THE LIMIT

In trying to satisfy everyone, how much will the latest budget strain our resources? Penang Monthly takes a look at Budget 2013 and its viability.

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PHOTO ESSAY

World Indigenous Day celebration

Organised by the Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia, the original peoples of Malaysia come together to celebrate their culture and history.

VOICE IN THE CROWD

Why not go for the Lee Kuan Yew world city prize?

Goh Ban Lee argues that it is time for Penang to compete on the international stage.

FEATURE

George Town LITERARY FESTIVAL II

The George Town Literary Festival is back! Curator Bernice Chauly tells us what's in store for book lovers this year.

FEATURE

The MPSP Budget: Another Surplus Year

In achieving a fifth surplus budget in a row, the MPSP has become a model for prudent fiscal management.

STATES OF REFORM

Change of mayor too high-handed to ignore

Petaling Jaya is still reeling from a string of surprise high-profile transfers.

FEATURE

Letting SMEs Grow Penang

SMEs are the backbone of Penang's economy, and the state is taking steps to nurture local companies.

FEATURE

A special economic zone for sumatra

What lessons can Penang and Malaysia learn from Sei Mangkei?

FEATURE

Back to the future of TRAFFIC PLANNING

The solution to Penang’s traffic woes may lie in its past.

FEATURE

Film review: The Rights Of The Dead

A steady look at the tragedy of Teoh Beng Hock.

FEATURE

Managing your own high-rise

Buying and owning a condominium is just the first step.

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Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

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