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TURNING POINTS
Aug 2017

The Day Pakatan Harapan Found its Footing

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

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2017

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Managing Changes in Tanjung Tokong

Folks at Kampung Tanjung Tokong take the changing landscape in their stride.

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

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

FEATURE
Jan 2017

BM High Celebrates its Prominent History

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

COVER STORY
Dec 2016

Why Change Has Not Been Possible

Malaysian politics is stuck in quicksand, and if we don’t construct an entirely new model soon to replace it, the future will be dire.

PROFILE
Nov 2016

With Enough Optimism, Success Will Come

Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim has had his share of ups and downs in life, but sheer tenacity continues to pull him through.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2016

Bull Market for South-East Asian Art

The South-East Asian art market bears watching.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2016

Will Malaysia’s bullish art market be bearing downwards?

Art Market be Bearing Downwards? Bidding fatigue and scarcity of top-notch works might spell a slowdown in the art market.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Malaysia – Where politics must be ethnically inclusive and exclusive at the same time

Whichever way one looks at it, Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country – and it should be the same for its politics.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Malaysia’s troubled state

What might Malaysia’s political future hold?

PROFILE
Aug 2015

Cartoons for the people

Zunar is determined to draw the truth – but that doesn't mean he can't make us laugh at the same time.

COVER STORY
Jan 2015

A city’s status and its civil society

The doggedness of Penang NGOs, from classic Chinese kongsi and Indian leagues to contemporary consumers' associations and heritage trusts, in devoting themselves to their individual causes, gives rise to a robust civil society that sets the city apart.

COVER STORY
Sep 2014

Making federalism REAL

If we can strike the right balance with federalism, we may just be able to strengthen Malaysia. But where and how should we start?

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2014

Musical wizard returns to the promise of paint

Datuk M. Nasir is not only a legend in music and film; he also dabbles in paint – and with great sensitivity and skill.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jul 2014

Who’s the Hero– Tuah or Jebat?

There is much stigma against Jebat, but it is a reputation that has long expired.

FEATURE
Jun 2014

Mustafa Akyol: A Muslim case for liberty

Altaf Deviyati discusses liberalism in Islam with Mustafa Akyol, prominent Turkish writer and journalist.

FEATURE
May 2014

21st Century PAS

Contemporary PAS toes the line between conservatism and progressiveness.

COVER STORY
May 2014

Karpal Singh: Will for justice

A tribute to Karpal Singh, the Tiger of Jelutong.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2014

Top 12 earners at art auctions

Who are the artists that rake in the dough today?

COVER STORY
May 2013

Watershed elections for Malaysia

Malaysia’s Reformasi movement has been brewing for a long time now and has led to the highly competitive GE13.

COVER STORY
Mar 2013

Malaysians Take Charge

Over the last five years Malaysia has seen much change, including a new two-party system. Ooi Kee Beng explores how social activism is changing the face of politics in the country.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Oct 2012

The unknown and the all too familiar

Kee Thuan Chye on choosing in Malaysia's two-coalition system.

COVER STORY
Aug 2012

FOR A SOCIETY CIVIL AND DECENT

Ambiga Sreenevasan on civil society and why "Malaysians are a great people."

STATES OF REFORM
May 2012

Early election

Can Penang and Selangor get the ball rolling?

FEATURE
May 2012

The Foreign Minister's diminished role

It is high time Wisma Putra punches above its weight again.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2011

Living life as Art

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

STORY
Jan 2011

Raising Komtar

Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat explains how the ambitious Komtar project got underway.