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August 2012 COVER STORY

FOR A SOCIETY CIVIL AND DECENT

Ambiga Sreenevasan on civil society and why "Malaysians are a great people."

Also in this issue

FEATURE

A silat performance to awe the world

A review of “Silat: Our Heritage for the World” at the George Town Festival.

FEATURE

PDC's new plan to attract MNCs – build and lease

The PDC embarks on a new business plan that could reap big rewards for the state.

PHOTO ESSAY

Tomoi

After a 15-year ban, kickboxing or Tomoi tournaments are now regularly held in Kelantan since 2006.

FEATURE

Shark savers

The international shark preservation organisation comes to Malaysia.

FEATURE

Wireless in George Town

The state's Penang Free WiFi programme continues to grow.

TALK-TALK ONLY

At 55, Malaysians should take charge of their own fate

Kee Thuan Chye says it's time to take stock of where we are and how much further we have to go.

FEATURE

A post-industrial future for Penang?

Penang needs to revitalise its manufacturing industry in order for innovation to thrive.

STATES OF REFORM

Not easy housing Malaysians

Affordable housing will no doubt be a hot issue come election time.

FEATURE

The guardian of the hill

Penang Hill Corporation turns two.

FEATURE

What the Higgs happened?

The elusive Higgs boson has been discovered. Khoo Teng Jian walks us through the discovery.

FEATURE

George Town – a ghost town of the future?

What are the long-term implications of the city's rising property prices?

JUST A MINUTE

Kumbabhishekam

Thousands flooded to Penang for the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Kovil Temple's consecration ceremony.

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From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

We explore Penang's cultural export, the vibrant boria.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
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Women Against the Flow

Removing those rose-tinted colonial glasses reveals a harsh era for women.

FEATURE
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Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.