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August 2017 COVER STORY

The Story of Malaysia through its Constitution

The Constitution today is no longer what it was. To fix Malaysia, we need to fix its laws.

Also in this issue

BEGINNINGS

Penang’s Youth Park: Malaysia’s First Adventure Playground

It was a public park like no other in the country.

BOOK REVIEW

An Ultimate Reference Guide to Penang Hill

A bookish journey through the quaint and colourful history of the Hill.

PHOTO ESSAY

A Portrait of Change: Bayan Lepas

A visual account of everyday life in and around Bayan Lepas.

FEATURE

Time to Respect the Original Peoples

Too often are they neglected – and exploited for their lands.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

A History of the Malay Left: Part One

Distrust, fear, resentment – these gave rise to the Left.

FEATURE

Borneoans in Penang

The state is second home to a vibrant and active Borneoan community.

TURNING POINTS

The Day Pakatan Harapan Found its Footing

The die is cast; they are ready. Are Malaysians?

FEATURE

Chance Decides at The Italian Restaurant

Mark your calendars for a play like no other.

BOOKS UNBOUND

Conversations and Explorations: Leela Devi Panikar - Spinning Short Stories

Brevity, fleetness and attention to the smallest detail – all necessary for the short story form.

FEATURE

Walking a Street of Art

Each painting tells a story at Bagan Luar's back alleys.

FEATURE

More Amazing and Amusing Museums

Private museums offer an extra dimension to experiencing Penang’s history and heritage.

PENANG PALETTE

Remembering Tan Choon Ghee in Ink and Watercolour

His large collection is now at the Penang State Art Gallery.

STATISTICS

The Malaysian Legal System in Numbers

A statistical look at the country's laws and constitution.

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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.

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.

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.