A Fresh Paradigm for Penang

By Woo Wing Thye

March 2013 THINK TANK THOUGHTS
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The Penang Paradigm is a comprehensive development agenda for Penang in the coming decade. Prepared by the Penang Institute, it seeks to strengthen three key processes:Restoring economic dynamism to Penang;Improving the liveability of Penang and the sustainability of its natural environment; andAccelerating Penang's social development to entrench social harmony and to widen social inclusion.The key policies that we propose for Penang are also applicable to the rest of Malaysia.The Penang Paradigm diagnoses why Penang and Malaysia have been caught in...

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Woo Wing Thye

is the executive director of Penang Institute and Professor of Economics at UC Davis.