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COVER STORY
Oct 2017

Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.

CARPE DIEM
Sep 2017

Bangsa Malaysia – A Dream Worth Fighting For

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

TURNING POINTS
Aug 2017

The Day Pakatan Harapan Found its Footing

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

ODDLY ENOUGH
Jul 2017

Hang Tuah as an Icon for Malaysia

He was not afraid of pluralism and multiculturalism.

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.

PROFILE
May 2017

A Man with a Mission

It takes courage to make decisions, as businessman and cancer survivor SK Sundaram discovers.

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.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Making People Talk Business is Penang’s Business

There's another facet of tourism that is rapidly on the rise: business events.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Better, Cheaper, Faster – Really?

A look into ridership and population projection shows the Better, Cheaper Faster alternative transport model might be fundamentally flawed.

PROFILE
Jun 2016

Mahathir: “People must be able to hold their heads up.”

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad talks about what motivates him in an exclusive interview.

PROFILE
May 2016

TMI May Be Gone, But Much Was Achieved

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

COVER STORY
May 2016

A City For All Classes

Liveability is more than just making it to the top of a list; it is about ensuring quality of life is available to every spectrum of society.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Making Extreme Sports Common

Penang's adrenaline junkies thrive in action sports.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

A New Lease of Life for Traditional Puppet Theatre

Potehi thrives where other traditional arts have not.

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?

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
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
Sep 2015

A balanced society? The planning must start now

It's time to talk about the future of planning in Penang.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

Can Malaysia achieve high-speed widely penetrative broadband by 2020?

With an Internet speed that lags behind Singapore, Vietnam and even Cambodia, we explore the realities of Malaysia's broadband situation.

FEATURE
May 2015

Federalism arrested

The consequences of an overly centralised state are alarming.

FEATURE
Feb 2015

Assorted measures needed to empower women

Women representation in positions of power in Malaysia is still dismal. Would gender quotas help eliminate this stagnation?

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.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Nov 2014

Malaysian bank giants merging?

What might happen when CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, RHB Capital Bhd and Malaysia Building Society Bhd merge? The answer could be the biggest bank in Malaysia with a whopping US$200bil worth of assets.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Kyogen : An awesome tradition seeking a future

Penang was given a taste of the 600-year- old Japanese traditional theatre during George Town Festival. Julia Tan speaks to master kyogen actor Mansai Nomura about his art.

PROFILE
Nov 2014

Christine Das: Stroking animals to life

Penang-born artist Christine Das finds her passion in nature.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

Whose land is this anyway?

The Sarawak perimeter survey conducted by the Land and Survey Department draws more questions than answers.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

New housing policies to help Penangites cope

Rising prices of properties call for housing policy interventions. 55 Penang Palette

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.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Sep 2013

English is vital to Vision 2020

Languages in schools is a divisive issue, but that doesn't change the fact that English is crucial to development.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Stopping child marriage in Malaysia

Ambiga Sreenevasan and Ratna Osman discuss child marriage and statutory rape.

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
Apr 2013

Is Malaysia prepared? The ASEAN economic community is at hand

The foundation of the plan has been laid. But is Malaysia ready for actual Asean economic integration and what do we have to gain from it?

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.

STATES OF REFORM
Mar 2013

Ensuring growth to ensure sustainability

Malaysia needs long-term comprehensive measures to secure a stable future.

COVER STORY
Jun 2012

MIND THE GAP On the widening gap between the rich and the poor

While Malaysia has made great strides in reducing poverty and inequality, the gap between the rich and poor remains high.

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
Jan 2012

Housing in Penang

A new housing board will have its work cut out for it when trying to solve Penang’s housing woes.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Nov 2011

Mind the child and grow the country

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