Penang Continues to Punch Above Its Weight

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

May 2023 CM UPDATE
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Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang.
PENANG MONTHLY starts a new series, where we, once a year, talk to the Chief Minister of Penang. We met up with YAB Chow Kon Yeow after lunch on Saturday, 4 March 2023, at Penang Institute for the first interview in this series.Ooi Kee Beng: CM, state elections are due in the next four or five months. This signals the end of your first term, and with all probability, the start of your second term as Chief Minister of Penang....

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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: