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June 2010 COVER STORY

Nation in a dilemma

Although they contribute significantly to Malaysia’s economy, migrant workers continue to be socially and legally ignored.

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JUST A MINUTE

Voter registration

The race to register new voters is on!

PHOTO ESSAY

Lights, camera... Penang State Assembly!

We go behind the scenes at the 12th Penang Legislative Assembly.

PROFILE

An eminent Malaysian academic abroad

This month, we profile an internationally-respected anthropologist, and chat with her about Malay society in the 1970s.

VOICE IN THE CROWD

Butterworth remains the Ugly Duckling

There is hope yet for the long-ignored Butterworth.

FEATURE

Gardens going to seed

The Penang Botanic Gardens have been making the news lately – all for the wrong reasons.

STATES OF REFORM

Safety in the cities

Crime rates are exploding throughout the nation, and Malaysians continue to live in fear

FEATURE

Celebration of culture

The George Town World Heritage Office is set to win the hearts and minds of tourists and Penangites.

FEATURE

Laying the groundwork for innovative growth

Malaysia can still raise its productivity and compete in the global economy.

PENANG PALETTE

Birdmen of Penang

Penang’s bird artists lament the decrease in the island’s bird population.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Unravelling the figures

How to read the 2009 Bank Negara Report.

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STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

The industry is the second main source of income for Penang.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

At over a century old, Penang's Botanic Gardens have an illustrious past.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.