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September 2011 COVER STORY

Paradise Being Lost, All is not well on Penang’s beaches

As injuries and complaints mount, Batu Ferringhi’s famed beach is rapidly losing its lustre, thanks to an unregulated water sports industry and the absence of enforcement.

Also in this issue

PROFILE

Our Economist at the UN

Famed economist Jomo Kwame Sundram made his return to Penang in August aft er a long absence. We chat with him about the arc his career has taken him on thus far.

PHOTO ESSAY

George Town Festival 2011

The month-long George Town Festival made its grand return this year. 

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN

Love and more is all around

Gabija Grusaite takes us through Love Lane, and uncovers a vibrant and thriving lile micro-cosmos. 

TALK-TALK ONLY

Fair election postponed is democracy denied

The next general election is around the corner. Will it be a fair one?

FEATURE

Optimistic economic outlook for Penang and Malaysia

Penang’s and Malaysia’s economy is heavily tied to the global economy, but prospects remain strong. 

STATES OF REFORM

Making housing affordable in urban states

Some states are resisting the move to privatise solid waste management, and with good reason.

FEATURE

Transcending dualism in public administration

The time has come for bipartisanship in our politics. 

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

The Spice Island of Penang, 1834

Penang was a spice giant in the 19th century, before the blight. 

FEATURE

No two ways about Integrity

Tunku Abdul Aziz on integrity and transparency in public service. 

FEATURE

Economic ripples of July’s rally

The eff ects of Bersih 2.0 can be felt beyond politics.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Medical devices manufacturing: Penang pursues the new frontier (part 2)

Penang has a big advantage in the medical devices industry, thanks to its experience with E&E.

PENANG PALETTE

Living life as Art

Ooi Kok Chuen pays tribute to the late Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal. 

UTTER ECONOMICS

The wider implications of minimum wage

Chan Huan Chiang takes on minimum wage and its many aspects and consequences. 

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Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
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Women Against the Flow

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