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FEATURE
Sep 2017

George Town’s Diversity Safeguards its Religious Harmony

The gentle equilibrium among George Town's many races is its strength.

PROFILE
Sep 2017

The Art of Leading by Enabling

Penang lass Boonsiri Somchit's book seeks to inspire and engage.

TURNING POINTS
Aug 2017

The Day Pakatan Harapan Found its Footing

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2017

A History of the Malay Left: Part One

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

COVER STORY
Aug 2017

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.

STATISTICS
Aug 2017

The Malaysian Legal System in Numbers

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

FEATURE
Jul 2017

The Saints are Still Marching in

A little ode to the school that has shaped generations of Penangites.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Protected and Precious

Spotlight on Penang's green sanctuaries.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Scholarships for All Classes

Heads up, kids – applications for the Penang Future Foundation are open.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Making the Needs of Employees and Employers Meet

The Penang Skills Development Centre transforms Penang's workforce.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Helping Asean Friends in Need

The spirit of Asean solidarity during times of crisis.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2017

The Dawn of Higher Education in Malaysia

It was no easy matter pushing for tertiary-level education in colonial Malaya.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Mortar Board Does Not Guarantee Employability

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

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

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

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.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

Post World War II Malaysia – including Penang – bursts with literary work.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2016

Still Promoting Art After All These Years

Art Expo Malaysia 2016 might be leaner, but it did not disappoint.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Nov 2016

A Short History of Penang’s Malay Publishing Industry

The printing presses in Penang have been humming for over two centuries.

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.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Pedestrians shall be King!

A campaign by the MBPP seeks to prioritise pedestrians.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Oct 2016

Penang: The Rebel State (Part Two)

Penang's secessionist movement lasted three years, from 1948 to 1951, before losing steam.

CARPE DIEM
Aug 2016

Malaysia’s Parliament and Courts– No Longer Supreme

The degeneration of the country's tripartite structure.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Musica Sinfonietta– Born of Penang’s Cultural Bosom

Penang's youngest orchestra was formed by a passionate few.

IN MEMORIAM
Jun 2016

IN MEMORIAM: ANDY GROVE

A tribute to the former Intel President.

PROFILE
May 2016

TMI May Be Gone, But Much Was Achieved

We have a chat with Jahabar Sadiq about freedom of information.

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.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2016

Enough to Please Most Eyes

The recently opened National Gallery Singapore aims to be a main player in the regional arts ecosystem.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Apr 2016

Things to Consider when Choosing a Governor for Bank Negara Malaysia

We shed light on global best practices for selecting a central bank governor.

COVER STORY
Mar 2016

MAKE A DATE WITH NATURE - Tourism Turns Green with age

With an array of outdoor activities, ecotourism flourishes in Teluk Bahang.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Awas! The Organising of Radical Malay Women

Before the Alliance, there were the radicals.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

A Hospital that Puts Fun into Patient Care

At the National Taiwan University Hospital, smiles come first.

CARPE DIEM
Feb 2016

The Future is Now

We live in the age of possibilities.

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?

COVER STORY
Jan 2016

Education – Ever the political victim

It's out with the old and in with the new every time a crisis engulfs the country's leadership – and all at the expense of our children's education.

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
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
Oct 2015

One country’s Merdeka is another’s damage control

To gain a fuller insight into Malaysia’s attainment of independence, we need to look at the adjacent puzzle pieces as well.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Malaysia’s troubled state

What might Malaysia’s political future hold?

COVER STORY
Sep 2015

Putting Pulau Tikus on the map

Rich in history and rich in culture, this beloved township is drawing more attention than ever before.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

Election fever! Memories of a by-election gone by

The Permatang Pauh by-election campaign earlier this year was, in true Malaysian style, carnivalesque.

FEATURE
May 2015

City status is a matter of status – and expectations

Penang's city status entails great responsibility.