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January 2017 COVER STORY

Will 2017 Crow or Croak?

Global developments expose Malaysia and Penang's economies to uncertainties.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

Malay-Muslims in Penang make up a colourful, progressive community.

PHOTO ESSAY

The Think Tank Turns Twenty

We celebrate Penang Institute's 20th birthday with a showcase of its people.

FEATURE

Chronicling Nyonya Cuisine

Delicious delicacies are recorded for posterity.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Account of an Early Transit in Penang

What was Penang like at the close of the eighteenth century?

BOOKS UNBOUND

Conversations and Explorations: Pauline Fan

Literary translation is an intricate art.

FEATURE

BM High Celebrates its Prominent History

The need for secondary level English-language education spurred the birth of Bukit Mertajam High School.

CARPE DIEM

Politics is in the Blood of the Young

With 72% of the population under 40, Malaysia's youths have a huge role to play.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR

Penang’s Manufacturing Sector Grows, Despite Some Headwinds

The industry is estimated to remain carefully upbeat this year.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Budget Cuts Wounding Public Health

Medical care services and public health allocations suffered budget reductions – and we should be worried.

UTTER ECONOMICS

A Diverse Country Attracts a Diversity of Tourists

In the last decade, tourism has emerged as a vital component of the national economy.

ODDLY ENOUGH

The Budget Speech is NOT the Budget (Part Two)

The federal government’s murky budgeting practices have serious consequences.

REVIEW

The Enemy that is Ourselves

A review of Zairil Khir Johari's book – a compilation of his thought-provoking essays.

FOOTPRINTS

Imagined Communities, Real Women

Captivating stories of Malaysian women in history are gradually being told.

PENANG PALETTE

A Mountain is Much More than a Mountain

James Sum's dualistic and ambiguous works intrigue observers.

STATISTICS

Penang's Economic Performance

A look at the state's economic growth over the past five years.

EVENTS

Events

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FEATURE
Oct 2017

Malaysia: Absolutely a Secular State

According to the Constitution, Malaysia is a secular state. But this notion is lost on many.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Waterman of Penang

Kam U-Tee toiled to bring water to all at an affordable price.

COVER STORY
Oct 2017

Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Oct 2017

The Saree Merchant

Ashok Kumar Poduval has been running Umayal Textiles on Lebuh Penang for over 30 years.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

Mei Fong and Zen Cho make reverberating impacts in their respective genres.