Time for Penang to Lead Again

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

February 2013 EDITORIAL
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Penangites are one proud people. That is not even a controversial statement. They are proud of their food, their history and their geography.Don’t get me wrong. They have every reason to be proud. Much that has been good for the country has come from the state. It is the place where newspapers are born; it is the school where many of the best educated Malaysians come from; and it is the home where cultures have blended so smoothly – be...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: wikibeng.com.