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FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

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

TURNING POINTS
Aug 2017

The Day Pakatan Harapan Found its Footing

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

COVER STORY
Mar 2017

Tanjung Bungah – More Popular Than Ever

With sun, sea and sand in close proximity and verdant hills as the backdrop, Tanjung Bungah is the ideal suburb.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2017

Fintech: A New Frontier in Finance

Innovations in financial technology are here to stay.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

A Return to Real Democracy

The restoration of local elections will ensure that our democracy can finally blossom.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2016

Penang: The Rebel State (Part One)

Discontent with the Federation of Malaya led the Straits Chinese elite of Penang to begin a push towards secession.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Memories of a Reserve Currency Collapse

Will what happened in Penang in 1967 happen on a global scale soon?

FEATURE
Mar 2016

A Stroll through Fuan’s Wonderland

Nestled away in Teluk Bahang is a garden that borders on the fantastic.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jan 2016

Preparing for challenging times ahead

It is likely to be a difficult year for Malaysians in 2016, but at the same time, opportunities await those who are well prepared.

COVER STORY
Jun 2015

Butterworth beckons A bright future awaits East Penang

Stepchild no more: Butterworth wants to climb out of George Town's shadow. We find out how it could do just that.

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2015

Rising global inequality signals coming catastrophe

Say goodbye to social, political and financial stability, and economic growth.

COVER STORY
May 2015

Crisis ahead for private higher education – and solutions

With unemployable graduates and a financial status that runs in the red, can private schools survive in Malaysia?

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2014

The difficult art of raising artists

With the recent reunion of staff and students of the Kuala Lumpur College of Art, which closed down in 2002, Ooi Kok Chuen examines the realities of art education in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Jul 2014

Hai Ki Xin Lor: Acknowledging Penang Hokkien

This August, famed local director Saw Teong Hin promises a dramatic close to the George Town Festival with Hokkien play Hai Ki Xin Lor.

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2014

Managing bubble economies

We chat with Prof Kiyohiko Nishimura about bubble economies, quantitative easing and Abenomics.

COVER STORY
Feb 2014

Letting little things talk

Tan Twan Eng The man who paints with words

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jan 2014

Are we ready to become an "advanced nation"?

Kee Thuan Chye worries about the Third World mentality of Malaysians.

FEATURE
Oct 2013

The Future Must Be Green

The environment should not take a back seat in the face of development.

COVER STORY
Aug 2013

Catching the East Asian wind

The inaugural Penang Economic Conference takes a look at the region’s global economical potential and challenges that come with progress.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2013

Can Asia maintain high growth on its own?

What challenges do policymakers face in making sure Asia can generate sustainable growth on its own?

THINK TANK THOUGHTS
Mar 2013

A fresh paradigm for penang

A comprehensive development agenda to transform Penang into an international and intelligent state.

FEATURE
Mar 2013

One Party Rule Fades Away

An in-depth look at Umno’s past, present and future.

FEATURE
Dec 2012

Marks of a Sincere Malaysian Leader

On the legacy of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman.

PROFILE
Oct 2012

Cheah Cheng Hye

Dr Ooi Kee Beng sits down with Penang's very own Warren Buffett.

COVER STORY
May 2012

Social Resistance in A Semi-Democracy

Recent protests illustrate a widespread demand for meaningful participation in Malaysia's policy making process. Will the government listen?

FEATURE
Apr 2012

Hooking The Young on Heritage

How digital media can be used to demystify heritage.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2012

The Tale of Two Economies

In the world of derivatives, money is not what it seems!

FEATURE
Oct 2011

Develop by All Means, But Not by Any Means

With the rise in development projects, Penang's unique charm is at stake.

STORY
Jan 2011

Lim Chong Eu Revisited

We sit down with a few men who worked with and for Tun Dr Lim, and find out what it was like dealing with a true visionary.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Nov 2010

Days of wine and Adelaide

Kee Thuan Chye reminisces about wine, women and Donald Dunstan and Adelaide Week.

FEATURE
Nov 2010

Gerakan’s legacy of ideas is at risk

The embattled party is in danger of losing relevance.

STATES OF REFORM
Nov 2010

We can’t afford bad waste management

Malaysia’s centralised political structure may get in the way of improving how we dispose of solid waste.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Jun 2010

Butterworth remains the Ugly Duckling

There is hope yet for the long-ignored Butterworth.

FEATURE
Apr 2010

Penang blueprint

SERI executive director Liew Chin Tong introduces the Penang Blueprint Roundtable Series.

FEATURE
Feb 2010

Think globally, act locally A blueprint for Penang's transformation

Lim Guan Eng lays out a blueprint for Penang's transformation.

STATES OF REFORM
Jan 2010

Giving federalism a future

Malaysia may call itself a federation, but it certainly doesn't act like one.