Table of Contents May, 2015

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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?

headline Feature

City status is a matter of status – and expectations

Penang's city status entails great responsibility.
headline Photo Essay

The trishaw maker of George Town

Meet Saw Chin Choon, traditional trishaw maker extraordinaire.
headline Utter Economics

Rising global inequality signals coming catastrophe

Say goodbye to social, political and financial stability, and economic growth.
Penang Monthly goes free in June
Editor's Column

Penang Monthly goes free in June

Spread the good news! Penang Monthly will be a free magazine from June 2015 onwards. Next month, you will be able to pick up a copy at selected locations throughout Penang. Gerakbudaya Penang (78, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, opening hours […]
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Health

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.
Federalism Arrested
Features

Federalism arrested

The consequences of an overly centralised state are alarming.
Penang able to handle the heat
Features

Penang able to handle the heat

What are Penang's successful private education institutions doing right?
 colonial literature reveal its wealth – and ambivalence
Penang Profile

Letting colonial literature reveal its wealth – and ambivalence

Dr Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri's preoccupation with colonial literature is inspirational.
A hill climb for beginners... and others
Peaks and Parks

A hill climb for beginners... and others

Take a hike up Penang Hill and discover beautiful and dramatic views of the island.
Let's become pedestrians again
Voice in the Crowd

Let’s become pedestrians again

Want to beat the jam? Simple. Walk!
Probing root problems with music, the Kareem Salama way
Features

Probing root problems with music, the Kareem Salama way

Country music came naturally to Egyption-American Kareem Salama.
Gerakbudaya – A book-based cultural movement
Footprints

Gerakbudaya – A book-based cultural movement

Bookshop and publisher Gerakbudaya is transforming Malaysia's cultural scene.
The punk artists of Mount Kinabalu
Features

The punk artists of Mount Kinabalu

Using woodcut techniques, Malaysia's Bornean artists spread their message beyond the island.
So much of Ismail Hashim to unpack or repack
Penang Palette

So much of Ismail Hashim to unpack or repack

A tribute? A retrospective? Or an archival reconnaissance lab test? The Unpack/Repack exhibition on the late Ismail Hashim definitely pushed the envelope.
Labour force and wage comparisons by numbers
Statistics

Labour force and wage comparisons by numbers

In conjunction with Labour Day, we provide the statistics on Malaysia's workforce.