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STATISTICS
Sep 2017

Women in the Labour Force

How fare Malaysian women at work?

CARPE DIEM
Sep 2017

Bangsa Malaysia – A Dream Worth Fighting For

For young Malaysians, it is not so hard to imagine a united society.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Time to Respect the Original Peoples

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

COVER STORY
Jul 2017

AFLOAT AND AGILE: Its Broad Base Bodes Well for Penang’s Economy

While global developments present a challenge, local innovations keep the state in the black.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2017

Low Unemployment in Penang for Now

The recruitment market is expected to grow moderately in the second half of 2017.

HEALTH
Jul 2017

As Able to Work as Anyone Else

Thalassaemia patients are not any less capable than anyone else. 

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2017

Longing for A Penang Home

The state government takes active measures to house as many as possible who wish to live in Penang.

STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

The industry is the second main source of income for Penang.

FEATURE
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

The stage is set for Penang's business events sector to soar.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

FEATURE
May 2017

A Migrant Worker’s Journey of Despair – and Hope

In seeking greener pastures, many migrant workers find themselves locked in a nightmare instead.

PROFILE
Apr 2017

Navi Pillay: People Need to be Treated Equally

The inspirational story of the South African former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Apr 2017

The Sad Lot of Migrant Workers Affects Us All

Female migrant workers in Malaysia face a myriad of challenges

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Making the Needs of Employees and Employers Meet

The Penang Skills Development Centre transforms Penang's workforce.

PROFILE
Mar 2017

Between Rose and Thorn

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

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Model Village that Stays Vibrant

The communal spirit of Kampung Seronok makes it a truly fun place to be.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Mortar Board Does Not Guarantee Employability

It can take a long time for higher education to pay off.

STATISTICS
Jan 2017

Penang's Economic Performance

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

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2016

A Budget with Dubious Benefits

Looking past the handouts, we see a bleak reality.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Incubating the Innovative

Startups are a challenging business, but with creativity and determination – and a little bit of help – dreams can be achieved.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Brightening the Future of the Blind

Persatuan Tongkat Putih aims to empower the visually impaired.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2016

Do We Really Need Another Billion-Ringgit Airport for the North?

At the cost of RM1.6bil, a new airport is being proposed – less than an hour's drive from Penang.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

How Does Brexit affect Malaysians?

What repercussions are in store for Malaysia with the UK vote to leave the EU?

FEATURE
Aug 2016

PDC – Making Penang Lead

The Penang Development Corporation has paved the way for progress since the 1970s.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jul 2016

The Tongkang – Symbol of the Entrepot Age

Once an iconic figure during Penang Harbour’s heyday,discover the crucial role of the lighters that shuttled between massive hulking cargo ships and the port.

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.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

No Smooth Sailing for the Second Half of 2016

Forecast for the Malaysian and Penang economy for the second half of the year.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

Wanted: Employees!

As labour demand increases, labour supply struggles to catch up.

FEATURE
May 2016

Lessons on Democracy from the Middle East

Amid the strife post-Arab Spring is a sense of optimism, where ideals are kept alive.

ODDLY ENOUGH
May 2016

The Political Economy of Malaysia’s Migrant Worker Business

The import of foreign workers rakes in hundreds of millions each year, but for whom?

CARPE DIEM
Apr 2016

Our Young Need New Ways of Financing Their Higher Education

Fundamental reforms are required in sustainable student support.

CARPE DIEM
Mar 2016

TIME TO BE HUMAN

There should be no compromise when it comes to defending humanity.

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

Time to reform public universities

Our public universities struggle to catch up with the rest of Asia. With the recent budget cut, what options do they have left in trying to regain former glory?

FOOTPRINTS
Jan 2016

Towards healthier rural living, one solar-powered water filtering system at a time

One young man aims to revolutionise the way rural folks gain access to clean water.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Penang as an entrepreneurial state

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng talks about shaping a progressive economic policy in Penang that is investment-led, inclusive and sustainable.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Space for Penang’s local artists

Two establishments in George Town provide local artists with a platform to showcase their crafts.

COVER STORY
Nov 2015

The ringgit and sen of festivals

They draw crowds and provide a platform for local talents, but just how economically beneficial are festivals?

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Malaysia’s troubled state

What might Malaysia’s political future hold?

STATISTICS
Aug 2015

Measuring creativity

We provide the numbers on the local creative industry.

COVER STORY
Aug 2015

RIDING THE TECH TIGER

Penang invests in people taking risks in the region’s newest industry