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June 2012 COVER STORY

MIND THE GAP On the widening gap between the rich and the poor

While Malaysia has made great strides in reducing poverty and inequality, the gap between the rich and poor remains high.

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PHOTO ESSAY

To the streets

Bersih 3.0 saw thousands of Malaysians rallying for clean and fair elections.

FEATURE

Secondary cities are an untapped resource

How secondary cities can contribute to a nation's economy and change how we view development.

FEATURE

George Town: A work in progress

After the heritage listing, the city continues to evolve. But is it on the right track?

FEATURE

The working poor

Are Malaysians living in working poverty?

PROFILE

The imam guide in the garden

Raja Mohamad Izan Raja Yusoff speaks on his faith and becoming an imam.

TALK-TALK ONLY

Each citizen’s duty to combat electoral fraud

The violence of Bersih 3.0 should not distract from the need for serious reforms.

STATES OF REFORM

A tale of two water supply systems

Penang successfully negotiated its water deal with the federal government. Selangor, however, finds itself still stuck in square one after three years of negotiations.

FEATURE

Safeguarding Penang’s water supply

Will Penang soon be facing a water crisis?

FEATURE

MPPP to host top tourism forum

This September, Penang will host the fifth Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Forum.

PENANG PALETTE

Sketch where you stand

Quietly but surely, Urban Sketchers Penang is making its mark.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Penang and East Sumatran ports 1824

A reminder of what the cultural, commercial and political diversity in the Straits of Malacca looked like before colonialism divided the region.

FEATURE

Making it hard to ignore complaints

Social networking is making it easier for the people to work with their local governments.

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Women Against the Flow

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

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From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

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

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.