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August 2010 COVER STORY

Penang's Place in the 10mp

The 10th Malaysia Plan is out. PEM Economics Editor Chan Huan Chiang takes a close look at the plan, and what it means for Penang's future.

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JUST A MINUTE

Jewel of Muscat

The Jewel of Muscat stopped by Penang, on the tail end of her voyage to trace the roots of her Arabic ancestors.

FEATURE

The serious brain drain problem

Penang's talent are leaving in droves. What's causing this exodus, and how can we fix it?

FEATURE

Sign of the times

Penang's commercial property market is booming, and Ivory is taking full advantage.

PENANG PROFILE

Building the Penang Bridge

Engineer Liaw Yew Ping has lived a long and storied life, culminating in the Penang Bridge, his most iconic project.

VOICE IN THE CROWD

Curitiba - an ideal city of buses

George Town can learn a lot from Curitiba's public transportation system.

FEATURE

The 1867 Penang riots

Tensions between Penang5secret societies finally reached the boiling point, and chaos reigned on the island.

STATES OF REFORM

Information in restricted public space

With the flow of information restricted by strict press Laws and media conglomerations, creative alternatives need to be developed.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

PSDC 3.0 - bridging the gap between Policy-making and industrial needs

Introducing psdc 3.0 - designed to support a new era of human capital development.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Moving beyond manufacturing

To reduce Malaysia's dependence on imports, we need to identify the domestic economy's "missing industry".

BOOK REVIEW

Colonial Penang's pre-modern roots

We review Andrew Barber’s Penang Under the East India Company 1786-1858

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