THERE IS A persistent trend in the thinking of the people of Penang which is not easily named, but discerning it helps explain why civil society activism is so strong in a place that at the same time is renowned for being languidly contented.
Much has to do with the little island having been a progressive trading port along one of the world’s most important transcontinental maritime routes, its cultural hybridity having been exemplarily harmonious, and its people having been globally impactful.
The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 may be a disruption, but it helps bring into focus the practical values generated by ...
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