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WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2017

Women Against the Flow

Removing those rose-tinted colonial glasses reveals a harsh era for women.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Time to Respect the Original Peoples

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

COVER STORY
Apr 2017

Talking about Ageing: The Greying Elephant in the Room

Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Charity Starts at Home for the Aged

Staff and volunteers brighten the days of residents at Silver Jubilee.

PROFILE
Mar 2017

Between Rose and Thorn

Roja is not your average woman. This is her story.

STATISTICS
Feb 2017

The Numbers on Education in Malaysia and Penang

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

CARPE DIEM
Jan 2017

Politics is in the Blood of the Young

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

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Healing and Housing Needy Children

A home, as well as hope, for abandoned and abused children in Penang.

COVER STORY
Jul 2016

Where the Sea Meets the City is Where the World Meets Penang

Intrinsically linked to the water, George Town's waterfront is where it all began – and it still continues to amaze.

FEATURE
May 2016

Smart Local Governance Brings Services to Remote Townships

A rural town in Taiwan enjoys the best of cloud computing technology, thanks to sound governance.

COVER STORY
Feb 2016

TPPA – The Winners and the Losers

Malaysia makes a bold move in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It will change the game for many Malaysian companies.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

No Child Goes Hungry in New Taipei City

Convenience stores double as charity portals to feed disadvantaged minors.

HEALTH
May 2015

A mother's journey with autism

Taking care of a child with autism can be an uphill task, but Alina Gooi takes things in her stride.

FEATURE
May 2015

Federalism arrested

The consequences of an overly centralised state are alarming.

COVER STORY
Apr 2015

The Athi Nahappan Report revisited Part 2: Local elections are part of a larger reform agenda

In the second part of our cover story on local elections, we examine what the Athi Nahappan Report further recommends.

FEATURE
Mar 2015

Is Malaysia becoming a welfare state?

Government officials insist that Malaysia is not a welfare state, but taking a look at its policies, one might think otherwise.

COVER STORY
Dec 2014

A history of local elections in Penang Part II: A legacy to protect

Turmoil in the 1960s spelled the end of local government elections in Penang, and throughout a fledgling Malaysia. Find out more about what transpired in the second part of our two-parter on local elections.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2014

When Labour ruled the council

The Labour Party’s rise and fall in George Town's municipal council is worth some retrospection.

COVER STORY
Jan 2014

Penang in 2014: trends and forecasts

What's Penang's outlook in the face of global change? Penang Monthly provides a 17-page analysis.

FEATURE
Dec 2013

Homeless in Penang

Homelessness is more than the lack of a roof over one's head. We examine what it really means.

COVER STORY
Oct 2013

The GST & YOU

Penang Institute studies the potential impact of GST on the national economy and the common man.

FEATURE
Sep 2013

Housing maintenance in Penang

Housing maintenance in Penang needs some crucial restructuring and rethinking.

COVER STORY
Jul 2013

Making home ownership possible for more

Shared equity models may be the way to go for Malaysia.

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?

COVER STORY
Apr 2012

16 Women

In the spirit of International Women's Day, Penang Monthly is featuring 16 exceptional women who have had a profound impact on the community around them.

STATES OF REFORM
Feb 2012

Malaysians ! Know your governments

How the different tiers of government relate to each other.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jan 2012

Let’s stop Malaysia going Greek

Kee Thuan Chye argues that Umno’s time is over

STATES OF REFORM
Jan 2012

The state of non-Muslims in Penang and Selangor.

With racial tensions on the rise, Tricia Yeoh examines race relations in Pakatan Rakyat-controlled states.

FEATURE
Dec 2011

Ideas and actions for a green state

The state government has been taking initiatives to transform Penang into a leader in environmental practices.

STATES OF REFORM
Nov 2011

What’s in the budget for state governments?

The National Budget 2012 has come and gone. What’s left for Penang and Selangor?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Nov 2011

Mind the child and grow the country

As Malaysia grows, so does the need for efficient early childcare.

FEATURE
Oct 2011

Now let’s see how clean we can get

The MPPP's Penang Island Cleanliness Master Plan has just been completed.

STATES OF REFORM
Oct 2011

Malaysia the welfare state?

When it comes to welfare aid, who is getting what and why? And why should these questions matter?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Oct 2011

Manning the state government

The implementation of minimum wage may not have much of an impact on income distribution, but are wages reflecting productivity?

STATES OF REFORM
Sep 2011

Making housing affordable in urban states

Some states are resisting the move to privatise solid waste management, and with good reason.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2011

The wider implications of minimum wage

Chan Huan Chiang takes on minimum wage and its many aspects and consequences. 

PENANG NEWS
Aug 2011

Penang news

Highlights of what’s been happening the past month.

PENANG NEWS
Jul 2011

Penang News

Highlights of what’s been happening the past month.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2011

The fine art of estimating economic health

In a centralised nation like Malaysia, economic data is usually generated for national planners. What can Penang do?

STATES OF REFORM
Dec 2010

Comparing the state budgets of Penang and Selangor

The Penang and Selangor state governments have recently tabled their budgets. Tricia Yeoh takes a look at them.

STATES OF REFORM
Oct 2010

Islamic matters in Pakatan states

Everything gets politicised in Malaysia, and religion is no exception.

FEATURE
Sep 2010

Turning disability into a national asset

Disabled persons can still contribute to the nation’s economy, if we let them.

COVER STORY
Jun 2010

Nation in a dilemma

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

FEATURE
Apr 2010

Beating childhood learning difficulties

A young family with special needs is getting by, thanks to new teaching methods and programmes.