To Live and Let Live, You Need Sustainability Thinking

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

December 2020 EDITORIAL
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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...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: